Payment Policy

Once a student has registered for classes through CUNYFirst, it is vital that the student navigate to the Student Center and view both his/her tuition balance for the semester and the payment due date. If outstanding balances are not paid, the student’s classes will be dropped for non-payment. Once the registration period ends, these dropped classes cannot be reinstated.  

Viewing your tuition balance in CUNYFirst is simple:

Navigate to HR Campus Solution > Self Service > Student Center

The Bursar’s Office requires that students pay all tuition charges before classes begin, by the payment due date. The payment due date is determined by the date a student registers for his/her classes. If tuition is not paid by the payment due date, classes are dropped for non-payment.

Payment instructions

Payments made by check or money order must be made payable to Medgar Evers College and sent to the Bursar Office located at: 1637 Bedford Avenue Room S-308, Brooklyn, NY 11225. All payments for tuition and fees with credit cards must be made via your CUNYFirst account with Master Card, VISA, Discover Card, or American Express Card.

Any payment by check that fails to clear is subject to a $20.00 non-sufficient fund fee as well as cancellation of registration. All check or money order payments should include your name (PLEASE PRINT) and MEC’s eight digit EMPLID number for prompt and proper credit to your account. Payments for prior balances will be accepted only by money order, bank certified check, cash, and online payment with credit/debit card or EFT checking account. No personal checks will be accepted for prior balances or for parking fees or late fees, that amount to less than $50.00.

Late Registration – For students who register during the late registration period, payment is due immediately.

Financial Aid – For first semester freshmen who are anticipating state and title IV grants and aid, you must work with the Financial Aid office to determine whether or not you may receive a FAP (financial aid pending) service indicator. This service indicator flag will be used to avoid your classes being dropped. However, it will expire during the semester and any outstanding tuition balance will be due.

Financial Aid: Continuing and Transfer Students – Transfer Students anticipating the receipt of State or Federal aid from Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, or the Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized) will have to complete the FAFSA and if required, the PELL verification early on in order to avoid paying tuition out of pocket at the time of registration.

Anticipated financial aid is listed on the student's record. However it is not posted to the account until the award is paid.  Therefore, the tuition balance remains a tuition liability until the aid is actually posted to the students college account.

If the current online bill does not reflect anticipated financial aid, the student must pay the amount charged for tuition by the payment due date. If financial aid is received after the tuition is paid, the student will be eligible for a refund. Failure to apply for financial aid or complete the verification process does not relieve the student from the obligation to meet all payment deadlines.

Outstanding Balances – A Bursar stop will be placed on accounts with outstanding balances and will remain until payment is received. Students with outstanding balances will receive billing statements throughout the semester with both the amount due and the due date. The student will be required to pay a $15 fee for each missed payment in addition to all other outstanding College obligations. No student will receive a degree, certificate of completion or transcript until all charges due to the College or any of its related divisions are paid in full. Delinquent accounts may be transferred to private collection agencies and/or the New York State Attorney General's Office for collection, and are subject to additional interest and/or collection charges.

Every student is responsible for making sure that the correct mailing and email address is on file as failure to receive a bill because of an incorrect address will not be accepted as a reason for waiving late payment fees or for reinstatement of classes. Please note that you will not be able to register at another CUNY college until all charges are paid in full. A balance due because of an administrative error will be reviewed on an individual basis.

FYI MEC Students: CUNYFirst provides you with all of the information formally found on a Bursar receipt. Simply access CUNYFirst’s student center! Because of this paperless feature that CUNYFirst provides, Bursar receipts will no longer be distributed. However, should you need one for your employer or any other reason, feel free to make your request at the Bursar Office, Room S-308. Please allow for a 48 hour processing time.

Additionally, please allow 48 hours after you enroll, before you can view your anticipated financial aid on your CUNYFirst account.