Payment Plan Benefits

Easy online enrollment

Flexible payment options

No interest

Tuition Payment Plan.

The City University of New York makes college more affordable by allowing you to better manage your payments over time.

Payment Plan Information

Reasons to Sign up Early

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

Payment Plan Budget Worksheet

Establish your payment plan based upon your anticpiated 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

Cost to Participate

  • Enrollment fee per semester*
  • Different Fee is applicable based on payment method selected.**
  • $30 returned payment Fee if a payment is returned, per occurrence of returned payment***


How to Enroll

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

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

*If the Enrollment Fee is returned for any reason, the agreement will be terminated.

** If paying by Credit/Debit Card, Fee is $95.  If paying by eCheck, Fee is $40.

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

Target Dates To Enroll By

Spring 2018 (12/6 schools)

Last Day to Enroll OnlineNumber of PaymentsMonths of Payments
January 186February - June
February 155March - June
March 84April - June

Spring 2018 (15 wk schools)

Last Day to Enroll OnlineNumber of PaymentsMonths of Payments
November 216December - April
December 225January - April
January 224February - April
February 23March - April

Notes: 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.

  • 5th of the Month: Baruch, BMCC, Brooklyn, Bronx CC, City, CSI, Hostos, Hunter, John Jay, Law, Lehman, Medgar Evers, Med School, NY Tech, QC, QCC, School of Public Health, SPS, York, Grad Center, Journalism.

For LaGuardiaKingsborough and Guttman, the Scheduled Payments will be processed on the 1st of the Month.  If the 1st falls on a weekend, then the payment will be processed on the following business day.