FAQ's

I owe money from a previous term. Can I register?
DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS
 
If your account becomes delinquent and is not resolved with the Office of the Bursar, you will not be able to register for the next semester and your statement of grades and/or your official transcripts will be withheld until your delinquent balance is paid in full. It is the policy of the College to assign delinquent accounts to a collection agency.
 
Students with delinquent accounts with the College will be denied the privilege of pre-registering for the next semester. Also their statement of grades and/or official transcripts will be withheld until their delinquent balance is paid in full at the Bursar's Office.  After proper notification, students who have an unpaid balance in their account for the semester may be assigned to a collection agency. Students will be responsible for the outstanding balance, PLUS all the late payment fees, collection agency fees in the range of 14%, court costs and attorney fees. Furthermore, the collection agency will notify all credit reporting agencies of your outstanding debt. It is therefore, important and to your advantage to pay account balances in full when they are due. Payments will be accepted only by cash, money order or by bank certified check.   You can also pay by credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Discover) on E-SIMS only.  No personal checks are accepted for prior semesters.
   
I am a Veteran/PARA. What should I do to defer my bill?
VETERAN'S BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE. Please bring in the authority letter undertaking the payment to the college directly and we shall place the estimated awards in the system. This applies to all other students who bring in vouchers from  Board of Education, 1199, VESID, Greater New York Hospital and other agencies. The Board of Education does not reimburse technology fee which must be paid by the student at the time of registration. Please check with the Billing Coordinator in room SBSS-308A for more information or call 718-270-6084.
   
When will I receive my Form 1098T for Hope and Lifelong Learning Tax Credits?
HOPE AND LIFELONG LEARNING TAX CREDITS
 
The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 created the Hope Tax Credit and Lifelong Learning Tax Credits. These are credits that taxpayers can take on their federal returns for tuition and fees paid by students in a calendar year. For information on eligibility, please consult your tax accountant. Colleges are required to issue documentation by January 31 of the tuition and fees paid by students in the preceding calendar year and CUNY mails form 1098 directly to the students as per their information recorded in the school. In the event of any discrepancy, please contact our office during office hours for a corrected 1098(or duplicate) before April 15 of that year. For additional information, please refer to the following web sites:
 
IRS Publication 970
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf
 
IRS Form 8863
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8863.pdf
 
Understanding Hope and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
http://www.nasfaa.org/annualpubs/grevhopecc111698.html
   
What are the TAP eligibility requirements to receive Tap award? 
Please click on the following for detailed information: http://www.hesc.com/manuals/g_s_manual/chap3.htm
   
Are there any Fees if I Register Late?
Yes! There is a $25 late registration fee. See below for additional information regarding fees.
 
Late Registration Fee  $ 25.00
Program Change Fee  $ 18.00
Late Payment Fee  $ 15.00
Transcript Fee  $ 7.00
Special Exam Fee  $ 25.00
Transfer Application Fee  $ 70.00
Non-Degree Application Fee  $ 65.00
Re-Admission Fee $ 20.00
Duplicate Bursar Receipt  $ 5.00
Duplicate ID Card  $ 10.00
Duplicate Diploma Fee  $ 30.00