Student Billing Information

All Summer 2020 balances are due and must be paid immediately. Students with unpaid balances after the bill due date are not eligible to register for upcoming semesters or receive official college documents.

Fall 2020 charges must be paid by your bill due date. The Nelnet payment plan is available. Enroll by August 22 and pay your charges over 4 easy payments. You must enroll by your bill due date.

The mission of the Bursar Office is to provide accurate and timely financial information to the campus community.  By maintaining the integrity of student financial records and providing exceptional customer service, the Bursar Office strives to support The College of Staten Island students in meeting their financial obligations as they pursue their studies.

Contact Information

Office of the Bursar
Building 2A, Room 105
Phone : 718.982.2060
Contact Via Email

Bursar Window Hours

Monday to Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:15PM
Thursday 9:30AM - 7:00PM
Friday 9:30AM - 3:45PM
During spring recess and the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the Bursar's window closes at 4:15PM. The Bursar Office is closed on Friday for about six weeks between June and August.

COVID-19 Change in Bursar Operations

Although the Bursar’s Office is closed until further notice, our dedicated Bursar staff are working remotely to continue to assist students.  Bursar staff are available via email and/or telephone during our normal office hours to answer any questions and concerns relating to your account, refunds, vouchers, etc.

Please utilize our extensive online services via CUNYfirst, which include viewing your balance and account activity, submitting eCheck and/or credit/debit card payments, and viewing/printing your eBill and 1098 T form. 
You can reach the Bursar’s Office by emailing or calling the Bursar Call Center at 718.982.2060.  A Bursar representative will return your call.

Fall 2020

Semester Begins August 26, 2020

  • Registration Date                                            Bill Due Date
  • March 26, 2020- July 1, 2020                           July 15, 2020
  • July 2, 2020- July 22, 2020                               August 5, 2020
  • July 23, 2020- August 19, 2020                        August 19, 2020
  • August 20, 2020- End of Registration              Due Immediately

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Important Fee Information 
As per City University Policy: Effective for Summer 2013 semester, students who register for more than one Summer  session will be charged a separate Student Activity Fee, Senate Fee, and Consolidated Service Fee.  Only one Technology Fee for will be charged regardless of the number of sessions you register for.

All tuition and fees listed in the College Catalog and in any registration material issued by the College are subject to change without prior notice by action of the Board of Trustees. If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bills and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the college.

In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.


  • Medical withdrawals, which must include documentation from a physician, should be addressed to the College Health Center. Medical withdrawals are subject to the regular College refund policy. See the Medical Withdrawal for more details.

Payment Information

Nelnet Payment Plan (Deferred Payment Plan)

  • Beginning in the Summer 2016 semester, a student can enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan to provide students and their families the option of paying their tuition and fee charges monthly instead of prior to the start of the semester.  This deferred payment plan is interest free and allows students the option to set up payments with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check.

New Enrollment Fee Policy:

  • Starting with Enrollment in the Summer 2020 semester, all Nelnet payment plans are $25.00 per semester. You can pay your monthly charges with an electronic check or credit card. All credit card payments are charged an additional non-refundable 2.65% convenience fee.

Using a Credit Card with your Nelnet Plan:

  • If you choose to make your payment with a credit card, you will be charged a 2.65% non-refundable convenience fee.
  • To view an Instructional Video to assist you with enrolling for a Nelnet Payment Plan.

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for the collection of tuition and fees at the College of Staten Island

Contact Information

General Questions
Hold on your record
Fall semester question
Spring semester question
Summer semester question

Be sure to include your name and ID number when communicating with the Bursar’s Office.

Student Housing

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester Student Housing charges may appear on your tuition bill at the college. For more information regarding Student Housing, please go to

Meal Plan

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester the College of Staten Island requires that all First Time Housing Students sign up for a minimum Meal Plan of $935 per semester / $1,975 per year. These charges may appear on your student account. Students are also able to sign up for Meal Plans for different meal programs. For additional information, please go to the Dolphin Card web page.