Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay my bill?

You may remit online check payments in CUNYfirst. You may also 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 at the Bursar's office. 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.

Can I pay my bill with a credit or debit card?

Credit and debit cards cannot be used to make payments directly to BMCC for tuition and fees.  However, credit and debit card transactions are an option for students who enroll in the CUNY payment plan, which can be accessed through CUNYfirst Self Service.  Payment plan enrollment during the Fall and Spring terms provides you with the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months.  There are also payment plan enrollment periods during the summer term. The plan is interest free but a payment plan enrollment fee is charged each term.  Prior term balances may also be added to the payment plan budgeted amount to utilize a credit/debit card.

How can I pay online by check?

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. Since more than one CUNY college may appear on the payment screen, please be sure to edit the payment box that appears for BMCC.  For instructions on how to remit an online payment with e-check, go to:  

What if I cannot pay my entire balance?

Payment plan options are available for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Enrollment in the payment plan allows you to set up monthly payments with a credit/debit card or with electronic check.  There is an enrollment fee for the payment plan charged by the vendor each term.

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.

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, a Bursar hold will be placed on your record. If you plan not to attend classes, you must drop the classes in CUNYfirst prior to the start of the term to avoid being charged. The Bursar's Office staff is available to assist you with any questions you have concerning your bill payment.

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