College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

Unit of Administration & Finance
 Payment Options

IMPORTANT:  Once you register for classes you must officially withdraw with the Registrar’s Office prior to the 1st day of the semester on the college’s academic calendar. Students that register for class but do not officially withdraw prior to the date will be responsible for all tuition and fee charges as per City University policy. (Effective August 1, 2013)

Nelnet Payment Plan (Pre-Payment Plan) – Effective Fall 2015 Semester

Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester you can sign up for a payment plan directly through your CUNYfirst account with Nelnet. Information regarding the payment plan is provided below. This is the only way to make monthly tuition payments.

Please note: You can ONLY sign up for the payment plan using your email address provided to you by the college.

Nelnet Payment Plan

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 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 (a 2.65% convenience fee will be assessed on the amount charged at time of payment)

Cost to Participate

  • $40 enrollment fee per semester*
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned, per occurrence of returned payment**

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.

**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.

How to Enroll

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

Spring 2016

Last Day
to Enroll
of Payments
of Payments
November 25
December 26
January 26
February 4

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

Payments by mail

Students who wish to pay their bill by check or money order should mail their payments to:
Office of the Bursar
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd. Room 2A-105
Staten Island , NY 10314

Important: You must mail your payment to the Bursar's Office in time to be received by your due date. If your payment is not received by your due date, your classes are subject to cancellation and your payment will be returned.

Drop Box Payments

Students who want to make payments by check or money order are encouraged to use our drop box located to the right of the Bursar window in building 2A room 105. Students may use the drop box at any time to make their payments.

Important: If you wish to use the drop box on the date your bill is due, you must put your payment in the drop box during Bursar window hours. Students who leave their payments in the drop box on their bill due date after office hours are subject to having their classes canceled and their payment will be refunded.

In-Person Payments

Students paying their bills with cash must bring their payment to the Bursar Office windows during office hours. Students making payments with a check or money order are strongly encouraged to pay by mail or use the drop box located to the right of the Bursar Office windows.

Third Party Vouchers

Students paying their bills with third party vouchers must submit the voucher to the Bursar's Office on or before their bill due date. Students may send their voucher by mail or leave their voucher in the Bursar drop box.

Important: Students sending their voucher by mail must send it in time to be received by the Bursar's Office on or before your bill due date. Students leaving their voucher in the drop box must do so no later than the close of Bursar window hours on your bill due date.

Late Payment Charges

Students who fail to pay their bill by their due date will be charged a $25.00 late fee.

Credit Card Payment

  • Effective March 13, 2016 students will no longer be able to pay any outstanding tuition and fee charges for the Spring 2016 or any prior semester by credit card.

    If you have a balance for these semesters and you want to pay by credit card you must do so by March 13, 2016. After March 13 any payment for these terms must be made by cash, check, money order or ACH payment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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