Payment Options

By Mail

Check and money order payments can be mailed to the Bursar’s Office. Make checks payable to “CUNY Graduate School of Public Health.”

Check or money order payments can be mailed to:

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Attn: Office of the Bursar
55 West 125th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10027

Be sure to include your full name, semester for which you are paying, and your CUNYfirst EMPLID number on the check or money order. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for the receipt and processing of all mailed payments.

In-Person

Due to COVID restrictions and our hybrid schedule, if a student wishes to come in to submit a payment, please contact our office first via email at bursar@sph.cuny.edu for more information.

The Bursar’s office only accepts Checks and Money Orders as in-person payment. Cash and Credit card payments are not accepted in person.

Wire Transfer

For instructions regarding payment submission by wire transfer, contact the Office of the Bursar via e-mail at bursar@sph.cuny.edu. When submitting a wire payment, please ensure that the student’s full name and EMPLID are included, and that the payment does not exceed your total tuition and fee amount. For wire transfer payments received in excess of the tuition balance, any excess payment amount will be returned to the issuing bank.

You can pay tuition and fee charges with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover card online. You will be charged a 2.65% service fee for one-time, online credit card payments.

Credit card payments can only be made through your CUNYfirst account, where you will be presented with a tuition and fee bill.

Credit Card Payment Instructions

Log into CUNYfirst, go to Student Center and select Financial Account. On the left hand side menu, select “Make a Payment”. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. You will be re-directed to another page, on the left-hand side menu select View and Pay Accounts, and then select “Make a Payment”. Your institutions will be listed along with the balance for each. Select your institution, enter the amount you wish to pay and from the Pay Using drop down menu select “Credit Card”

E-check payments will only be accepted through your CUNYfirst account, where you will be able to view your tuition and fee bill. Please have your bank account and routing numbers available when making your online payment and enter the numbers carefully. There is no service fee associated with the e-check payment option.

E-Check Payment Instructions

Log into CUNYfirst, go to Student Center and select Financial Account. On the left hand side menu, select “Make a Payment”. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. You will be re-directed to another page, on the left-hand side menu select View and Pay Accounts, and then select “Make a Payment”. Your institutions will be listed along with the balance for each. Select your institution, enter the amount you wish to pay and from the Pay Using drop down menu select “eCheck”.

Pay your bill by making monthly payments through a tuition payment plan. Students can sign up through Nelnet for upcoming terms. The plan provides students with the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months for the Fall and Spring terms and up to three months for the Summer term.

To enroll, first disable pop-up blockers, log on to CUNYfirst > Student Center, under Financial Account select the institution and click on the left hand side menu Payment Plan. You will be re-directed to the QuikPay site for CUNY. Select the Payment Plan tab to see if you are eligible for the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan. You must be registered in order to enroll in a tuition payment plan.

For additional help, please call Nelnet at 888.470.6014 or visit mycollegepaymentplan.com/CUNY

CUNY waivers are applied to student’s tuition charges up to six CUNY graduate credits (dependent on title) for each of the fall and spring semesters (excluding summers) at the New York State resident rate.

CUNY waivers are honored as long as students remain in good academic standing.  If students fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards by the end of the term, waivers are revoked and students are responsible for their semester’s tuition and must pay the liability at the attending college.

Most waivers will not cover:

  • Student mandatory fees
  • Library charges
  • Late registration and/or change of program fees.

Waivers submitted after the first day of classes may not be accepted, and student will be responsible for paying tuition.

An official tuition voucher/letter by your sponsor or employer must be approved in order to be honored and must be received by our office at least 30 days prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester. You can email your third party payment document to bursar@sph.cuny.edu, however all originals MUST be received by our office for recordkeeping. Your sponsor’s voucher/letter should include the following:

  • Student’s Full Name
  • Student CUNY EMPL ID
  • Amount Awarded
  • Semester(s)
  • Sponsor/Employer’s company name, address, and invoicing instructions/requirements

Important Notes

  • Payment letters will only be accepted, if they are not contingent upon particular grades being earned.
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance letters where payment will be reimbursed directly to the student after the term is over is not an acceptable form of payment or a valid letter of credit. Students are expected to make payment arrangements before the start of the term, regardless if a third party is reimbursing you directly.
  • Most third party payments do not pay for late drops during the first three weeks of classes. If you drop a class, please be prepared to pay for it.
  • If your third party payment document is not sufficient to cover your tuition and fee bill, you are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to your payment deadlines.
  • Students will be held liable for their tuition and fees if the school does not receive payment from sponsoring organization.

Current Third Party Payees

1199 SEIU TUF, GNY, Home Care, & City Fund

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein

AARP via EdCor

New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

Acces-VR

New York University Langone via EdCor

AmeriCorps

New York Presbyterian via EdAssist/Bright Horizons

Commission for the Blind

Planned Parenthood

Harlem Children’s Zone

Research Foundation

Institute for Family Health

 

For additional help regarding third party payments, please call the Bursar’s Office at 646.364.9550 or email us at Bursar@sph.cuny.edu.

Students must adhere to their contract requirements in order to receive this tuition remission or scholarship award at the New York State Resident Rate, listed on our Tuition and Fee page. If students do not maintain their required enrollment status (full/part-time), they will lose the remission/award and will be responsible for paying tuition. Tuition remission and scholarship awards are posted to student accounts once the semester has begun after the last day to drop a course, which can be found on the SPH Academic Calendar per term. Students are responsible for making payment arrangements for any balances not covered by their remission/award via our list of payment options by the established payment deadlines per term. Failure to make payment arrangements by the payment deadlines will incur a bursar hold and $15 late payment fee. A bursar hold prevent students from registering for a future term, acquiring a transcript and receiving their diploma or other college documentation.

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