Payment Options

One time online payment (via e-check or credit card)

Advisory: Enhanced credit and debit card payment options for tuition and fees

CUNY SPH is now accepting one-time credit card payments online. There is a 2.65% convenience fee (of the full payment submission) charged for a credit card payment.

  • To make an online one-time payment, select the make a payment link in your Student Center (make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled).
  • Then select Make Payment from the left-hand menu.
  • You will see a screen that displays all of the CUNY schools (past and present) associated with your EmplID. Next to each school will be a payment amount box.
  • Since each school is listed, each payment amount box either will be populated with a dollar amount if you owe money to that school, or will be blank if nothing is owed.
  • You can choose to pay the entire amount in the payment amount box.  Alternatively, you can choose to override the pre-populated amount and enter the amount you wish to pay in the payment amount box next to the school you want to pay.
  • Select the payment method in the drop-down menu (eCheck or credit card) and follow the remaining payment information prompts.
    • There is no fee for using the eCheck option.
    • There is a 2.65% convenience fee (of the full payment submission) charged for a credit card payment.
  • After you enter your payment method information, you will see a screen asking: “Is this eCheck information correct?” Before you finalize your payment, review your payment information to:
    1) Make sure you are only sending money to a school where you have outstanding charges.
    2) Confirm the amount.
    3) If the information is wrong, cancel and start over.
  • If you finalized an incorrect payment, immediately contact the respective school’s bursar office.

DO NOT enter amounts into payment amount boxes of schools with no amounts due. If you do, a payment will be made to that school.

For a video tutorial on making an online payment click here.

By mail

If you wish to pay tuition by mail, obtain a copy of your bill from CUNYfirst. Send a copy of your bill with a check or money order made payable to CUNY School of Public Health and mail 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

To submit payment in person, come to the Office of the Bursar on the 5th floor and inform the public safety officer at the reception that you are coming to our office.  Please note The Office of the Bursar only accepts Check and Money Order as in-person payment method. Credit card payments are not accepted in person.

Wire transfer payments

For instructions regarding payment submission by wire transfer, contact the Office of the Bursar via phone, 646-364-9550, or e-mail

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.

Nelnet payment plan

Reasons to Sign up Early 

  1. Your class seat is saved.
  2. The earlier you enroll, the lower your monthly payments will be since the total amount financed will be divided over more scheduled payments.

Please review the Nelnet Payment Plan video tutorial before signing up.

Payment Plan Budget Worksheet

Establish your payment plan based upon your anticipated tuition & fee costs and your anticipated financial aid (grants, scholarships, federal and state aid, etc.)

Choose Your Payment Method

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH) or eCheck
  • Credit or Debit Card (see Note below)

[A] A 2.65% Service Fee will be charged to process all credit/debit card payments. The Service Fee is based on your total payment amount. The 2.65% Service Fee is added to your payment and will appear as a separate item on your credit/debit card statement. The Service Fee is not refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited, or charged back. The Service Fee is charged by Nelnet Campus Commerce, not your institution.

Cost to Participate

  • $25 Enrollment Fee per semester (see Note B below)
  • $30 Returned Payment Fee is charged, per occurrence of returned payment (see Note C below)


Any change in your obligation due to CUNY will change the total payment plan balance and remaining monthly payment amounts.

[B] If the Enrollment Fee is returned for any reason including insufficient funds (NSF), the agreement will be terminated.

[C] All Credit/Debit Card payments that are returned will be subject to the Return Payment Fee. Only eCheck/ACH payments returned due to insufficient funds (NSF) will be subject to a Returned Payment Fee.

How to Enroll

  • Disable pop-up blockers
  • Log into CUNYfirst, go to Campus Solutions, click on Self-Service and go to your Student Center
  • Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan

Target Dates to Enroll By

Spring 2021

Last day to enroll

Number of Payments

Months of Payments

November 23


November – April

December 22


December – April

January 22


January – April

February 4


February – April



Upon Enrollment, Initial Payment is comprised of First Payment and Enrollment Fee.

All payments subsequent to the Initial Payment are automatically processed on the remaining scheduled payment dates. The Scheduled Payment Dates are typically on the 5th of the month, but if the 5th falls on a weekend the payment will be processed on the following business day.

For additional help, please contact Nelnet at 1.888.470.6014 or visit mycollegepaymentplan.

Third party payments and vouchers

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 prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester.

You can email your third party payment document to, however all originals MUST be delivered in person or mailed to the Bursar’s attention.

  • Your sponsor’s voucher/letter should include the following:
    • Student Name
    • Student ID
    • Amount awarded
    • Semester
    • Sponsor or Employer’s company name, address, and invoicing instructions/requirements.
  • Students will be held liable for their tuition and fees if the School does not receive payment from sponsoring organization.
  • 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.
  • Payment letters will ONLY be accepted, if they are not contingent upon particular grades being earned.
  • If your third party payment document is not sufficient to cover your tuition and fee bill, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance.

CUNY waivers

  • CUNY Employee Tuition Waiver

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.

Tuition remission and dean’s scholarship

Students must adhere to their contract requirements in order to receive this tuition remission or scholarship award at the New York State resident rate. 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 after the drop period, which can be found on the academic calendar, once the semester has begun. Students are responsible for paying any remaining balance by their due date to avoid a bursar hold and $15 late fee.