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Changes in Credit/Debit Card payments and payment plan enrollment Fee. Effective March 13, 2016.

Effective March 13, 2016 CUNY made revisions to the procedures for using a credit or debit card to pay for tuition and fees.

If you intend to use a credit or debit card to pay your balance, please do so by using The Payment Plan option.

After March 13, 2016 you can pay your balance by echeck via CUNYfirst or pay with cash or certified check at the Bursar’s Office.

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6 easy ways to pay your tuition and fees.

Online – Using Credit Card or Electronic Check

To pay online login to CUNYfirst, click on Self Service then Student Center and under the Finance section click Make a Payment:

  • Electronic Check: a fast and simple payment method that can be made from regular U.S. checking or savings accounts. You will need your bank's routing number and your account number, which is available on the bottom of your check or from your financial institution. There are no service charge fees when paying with an electronic check.
  • Credit Cards: acceptable forms of credit cards are American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Please note there is a non-refundable 2.65% convenience fee charged on credit and debit card transactions. It is a separate charge and will be added to the total cost of your bill.
  • Debit Cards: payments can be made if the debit card has a Mastercard logo.

Credit card and eCheck payments cannot be accepted at the Bursar's Office; these payments must be made using CUNYfirst.

In Person

  • Paying by cash, money orders or certified checks: (made payable to Bronx Community College) are only accepted at the Bursar's Office, located in Colston Hall, Main lobby. The following are not accepted: personal checks, company checks, paychecks, third party checks and partial payments.
  • Paying with a Voucher: Students who have an outside agency, a union or job to pay for their tuition must bring the voucher to the Bursar's Office with any additional payment required. Third party vouchers are applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the company and is not contingent upon completion of the course or receipt of a particular grade.

Financial Aid

  • For students with anticipated aid that shows in their CUNYfirst account and covers all tuition and fees. Financial Aid will automatically pay tuition and fees charges and no action is necessary.
  • For students with accepted financial aid but is not sufficient to cover tuition charges, students must pay the remaining tuition charges by the payment due dates on their bill. Students may enroll in the tuition payment plan or make a payment online or pay by mail or in person at the Bursar's Office to avoid being dropped from classes.
  • Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding financial aid eligibility or if you need assistance in filing your FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Office is located in Colston Hall [CO], room 504 or call 718.289.5700 or visit the website at

Tuition and Fees

Do you have a past due amount on your account? Do you want to get a jump start on your Summer 2018 semester balance? Sign up now for the Nelnet Payment Plan!

The Enrollment Fee is $40 if you link your payments to your checking/savings account via eCheck which will automatically deduct from your account on a schedule. No need to worry about stamps and keeping track of the due dates! The enrollment fee is $95.00 if you opt to link your payment plan to a credit or debit card. The enrollment fee will be added to your first payment. There will be a $30 return payment fee charged, per occurrence for a returned payment.

The payment plan is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. To sign-up for the payment plan, log into CUNYfirst > HR Campus Solutions > Self Service > Student Center, then scroll down and select “Enroll/Manage Payment Plan” which is next to the “make a payment” link. Follow the prompts to sign-up for the payment plan. If you choose credit/debit card, the following cards are accepted: American Express, Discover, VISA and MasterCard

Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2018

Last Day to Enroll Number of Payments Months of Payments*
June 21, 2018 6 June – November
July 24, 2018 5 July – November
August 22, 2018 4 August – November
September 4, 2018 3 September – November

* All payments after the initial Payment are automatically withdrawn from your account on the remaining scheduled Payment Dates

The tuition payment plan can be used for prior semester balances which are not in collections. However, the student must have an active CUNYfirst account. Nelnet Customer service is available 24/7, please call (888) 470-6014.

Please Sign-up early to get lower installment payments.

Please note that the tuition payment plan can only be accessed through CUNYfirst by following the steps listed above.

By Mail

  • Please send money orders or certified checks (made payable to Bronx Community College) to:
    Bronx Community College
    2155 University Avenue
    Bronx, New York. 10453
    Attn: Bursar's Office, Colston Hall, Main Lobby
  • The following are not accepted: personal checks, company checks, paychecks, third party checks and partial payments.
  • Please mail your payments 3-5 business days before your payment due dates.


  • Once you enroll in your classes you are accepting financial responsibility for payment. If you plan on not attending BCC, you must officially drop your courses, before the first day of classes, to cancel registration for the semester or session and to avoid liability charges. See the Tuition Refund Policy for more information.
  • The college will NOT mail a bill to your home. A copy of your statement can be printed through your online access to CUNYfirst.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice at anytime upon action by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, regardless of the tuition and fees in effect at the time of registration.
  • Payment Note: 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.

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