Commonly Asked Questions

How can I pay my bill?

You may remit cash, check or money order for the amount due to the Bursar's office. Check or money orders should be made payable to "BMCC". Check or money orders may also be mailed to BMCC-Bursar Rm S330, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY  10007. The Bursar's office will provide you with a receipt for the amount paid. Do not remit cash through the mail or the express payment slot located outside the Bursar Office. Students whose checks are returned by the bank will be subject to a $20.00 reprocessing fee and will be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or money order. Students settling a prior semester balance to obtain clearance for registration, transcript or re-admission must make payment via cash or money order for immediate clearance.

Can I pay my bill with a credit card?

You may pay online with VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER or AMERICAN EXPRESS. Please note that there is a non-refundable convenience fee charged by the vendor for this service. Credit card payments are not accepted at the Bursar's office window.

Can I pay using a debit card?

No. The vendor contracted by CUNY does not utilize the PIN-based debit card. If a debit card is used without a PIN, it is treated as a credit card transaction and a convenience fee is charged.

Can I pay online by check?

Yes, you may pay online by e-check, which electronically debits your checking account. When paying by e-check, you will be asked to enter both your checking account number (NOT your debit card number) and bank routing number. Both of these numbers appear on the front of the check. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SERVICE.

When will I receive confirmation that my tuition payment has been received?

Once the transaction is complete, you will receive an email confirmation. Students are informed of credit card rejections immediately upon submission of the transaction.

What if I cannot pay my entire balance?

The City University of New York makes college more affordable by allowing you to better manage your payments over time. The earlier you enroll, the lower your monthly payments. The total amount financed will be divided over more scheduled payments. Establish your payment plan based upon your anticipated tuition and fee costs and your anticipated financial aid.  Note that any change in your obligation due to CUNY will change the total payment plan balance and remaining monthly payment amounts.  Payment plans are offered for the FALL and SPRING terms only. There is a $40 enrollment fee to participate.

How can I apply for the tuition payment plan?

Log into CUNYfirst Self-Service and go to your Student Center.  Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan

To view a video on how to enroll, go to:

Can I pay my bill with a Third Party Voucher?

You must provide the Bursar with a voucher authorizing the college to bill the third party agency directly. The voucher must be presented to the Bursar by the due date indicated on your bill. You are required to remit payment for any amount not covered by the third party voucher. Please note that employee reimbursement plans are not considered third party.

What happens if I fail to pay my bill by the due date?

Late fees and penalties may apply.  In addition, your registration may be subject to cancellation. The Bursar's Office staff is available to assist you with any questions you have concerning your bill payment.

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