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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)

Student Billing Information

All students must get their billing and due date information online through your CUNYfirst account.  You are responsible to make sure you are aware of your bill due date and that you make payment arrangements prior to your bill due date.  Students that do not make payment arrangements by their bill due date are subject to be deregistered at any time after your bill due date at the discretion of the college.

To view your account balance and due date:

  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click on the link to the Student Center
  • Under the Finances tab Click Account Inquiry
  • At the top of the page click on the Charges Due tab
  • Scroll down on the page to view semesters
  • Click on semester to view your charges and bill due date

If you want to make a payment online:

  • You can now pay your tuition charges on line through your CUNYFirst account by e check or credit card. Click here  for video information on using the on line payment process.
  • To pay your charges online log into your CUNYfirst account and click on the make a payment link in your student center. You have the option of paying your charges by using an e check or credit card. 
  • Select your payment method from the drop down menu and follow the prompts. 
  • There is NO FEE when making a onetime payment using an e check. 
  • You will be charged a Non Refundable 2.65% Convenience Fee charge when using a credit card to pay your charges.
  • Before finalizing your payment be sure to review your payment information carefully to insure your information is correct. 
  • If you have any questions please contact the Bursar’s Office at 718-982-2060 or e mail us at for additional information.

If you are applying for Financial Aid, your awards must show as anticipated Financial Aid or have a service indicator posted on your record. 

To view Financial Aid:

  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click on the link to the Student Center
  • Under the Finances tab click View Financial Aid
  • Click the Aid Year you wish to view

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 Nelnet payment plan you can now enroll in a payment plan that will allow you to choose to make payment with an electronic check or credit card. The Enrollment fee is $25.00.

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.

If you want to sign up for a Nelnet tuition payment plan online:

  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click on the link to the Student Center
  • Under the Finances tab Click Enroll/Manage Payment Plan
  • Click Payment Plan tab
  • Click Sign Up for New Payment Plan
  • Choose Credit/Debit Card or eCheck method
  • Enroll in the CSI Nelnet Payment Plan
  • Complete Budget Worksheet and Continue

You will see a confirmation of your payment plan payment when they process your account.

View a video to assist you with enrolling for a Nelnet Payment Plan.

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.