Bursar's Office

The Office of the Bursar is responsible for the collection, processing and deposit of tuition and fees for Medgar Evers College. We strive to provide helpful & knowledgeable assistance to the entire college community.

Services We Provide

Tuition Rates

Tuition and fees vary according to the student's classification as a continuing student, a new student, a matriculated student or a non- degree student, and whether or not the student is a resident of New York State

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice pursuant to City University Board of Trustee resolution.

 New York
State Resident
Out-of-State Resident
Full-Time Students$ 3,265$ 580 per credit
Part-Time Students$ 285 per credit$ 580 per credit
Non-Degree Students$ 415 per credit$ 865 per credit
Student Activity Fee (Full-Time)$ 70.00 per semester$ 70.00 per semester
Student Activity fee (Part-Time)$ 45.00 per semester$ 45.00 per semester
Con Service Fee$ 15.00 per semester$ 15.00 per semester
Senate Fee$1.45 per semester$1.45 per semester
Technology Fee - Full-Time$ 125.00 per semester$ 125.00 per semester
Technology Fee - Part-Time$ 62.50 per semester$ 62.50 per semester
Late Registration Fee$ 25.00$ 25.00
Program Change Fee$ 18.00$ 18.00
Late Payment Fee$ 15.00$ 15.00
Transcript Fee$ 7.00$ 7.00
Special Exam Fee$ 25.00$ 25.00
Transfer Application Fee$ 70.00$ 70.00
Non-Degree Application Fee$ 65.00$ 65.00
Re-Admission Fee$ 20.00$ 20.00
Duplicate ID Card$ 10.00$ 10.00
Duplicate Diploma Fee$ 30.00$ 30.00
Bad Check Fee$ 20.00$ 20.00
Payment Deadlines
First Registered   Payment Due
 May 30 and thereafter  Immediately upon registration    
 TUITION LIABILITY SCHEDULE FOR WINTER 2018 Student Drop Classes Tuition Liability Percentage
STUDENT DROP CLASSES PRIOR TO JANUARY 2ND, 2018                                  0%
STUDENT DROP CLASSES JANUARY 2ND                                 50%
STUDENT DROP CLASSES JANUARY 3-4                                 75%
STUDENT DROP CLASSES JANUARY 5TH OR LATER                                 100%
 First Registered          Payment Due
DEC 19 – JAN 20   JANUARY 20
  TUITION LIABILITY SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2018 Student Drop ClassesTuition Liability Percentage
  Payment due dates are based on the first registration transaction.  Anticipated financial aid, Nelnet payment plans,  waivers and third party vouchers must be posted to the student account by the corresponding payment due date. Tuition charges are based on registration. Non-payment and not attending courses are not considered an official drop.  If you do not plan on attending courses for any reason, please drop your courses prior to the first official day of the semester.  Otherwise, you will be charged tuition liability for registered and dropped courses.  
Prior Terms
  • Spring 2017


    First RegisteredPayment Due Date
    Nov 09 – Dec 21January 04
    Dec 22 – Jan 23January 23
    Jan 24 and thereafterPayment is due immediately upon registration  

    *Payment due dates are calculated from the date of your first registration transaction. A change of program (addinf, dropping or exchanging a class) does not change the original payment due date. 

    **Tuition waivers and 3rd party contracts must be submitted by the corresponding payment due date.

    It is not guaranteed that classes associated with an unpaid tuition balance are automatically cancelled by the Bursar. If you are unable to attend and/or pay for your registered courses, you are responsible to drop your courses prior to the first official day of the semester, failure to do so will result in tuition liability charges.

  • Fall 2016 Due Dates

    First Registered*Payment Due Date*
    April 11 - July 1July 13
    July 2 - 26August 3
    July 27 - August 18August 18
    August 18 and thereafterImmediately upon registration

    Spring 2016 Due Dates
    Registered*Payment Due Date*
    Nov. 4 – Dec. 5Dec. 15
    Dec. 6 - Jan. 8Jan. 15
    Jan. 8 - Jan. 22Jan. 22
    January 23 and thereafterImmediately Upon Registration

    Spring 2016 Tuition Liability Schedule **
    0% LiabilityDrop prior to Jan. 29
    25% LiabilityDrop Jan. 29 - Feb. 4
    50% LiabilityDrop Feb. 5 - Feb. 11
    75% LiabilityDrop Feb. 12 - Feb. 18
    100% LiabilityWithdraw Feb. 19 and thereafter

    Fall 2015 Due Dates
    0% LiabilityDrop prior to Jan. 29
    25% LiabilityDrop Jan. 29 - Feb. 4
    50% LiabilityDrop Feb. 5 - Feb. 11
    75% LiabilityDrop Feb. 12 - Feb. 18
    100% LiabilityWithdraw Feb. 19 and thereafter

    Fall 2015 Tuition Liability Schedule
    0% LiabilityDrop prior to Aug. 27
    25% LiabilityDrop Aug. 27 – Sept. 2
    50% LiabilityDrop Sept. 3 – 9
    75% LiabilityDrop Sept. 10 – 16
    100% LiabilityWithdraw Sept. 17 and thereafter
Payment Options

Pay Online

  1. Log in to your CUNYfirst account.
  2. Navigate to Self Service > Student Center.
  3. In the Finances section, click the Account Inquiry link.
  4. On the Account Summary page, select the MAKE A PAYMENT

Pay in Person

Our cashiering stations are located at S-308. Forms of payment accepted are cash and money order.  Credit cards are not accepted in person.

Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan

  1. Log into CUNYFirst Self-Service and go to Student Center.
  2. Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan. For additional help, please call Nelnet at 888.470.6014. 

Financial Aid

Be sure to apply for as many types of aid as you may be eligible for by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) form. For additional information about financial aid please go to the Financial Aid Office website.

Tuition Waivers and Third-party Contracts

If you have a waiver or third-party voucher, you must submit it to the cashiers at S-308 by your tuition payment due date.  Waivers and vouchers submitted after this date may not be accepted.

The college does not send a paper bill to your home. All bills are available online.

Policies & Guidelines

Dropping and Withdrawing from Courses

Tuition charges are based on registration; students are responsible for tuition charges notwithstanding attendance, completion and or grades for registered courses.

It is not guaranteed that classes associated with an unpaid balance are automatically cancelled. Students are responsible to drop their courses if they are unable to attend and/or pay for registered courses. Courses drop by students on and after the first official day of the semester will incur tuition liability charges.

Students who withdraw from courses are a 100% liable for all tuition charges related to that course. In addition, withdrawing from courses could affect financial aid awards and eligibility. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor before withdrawing from classes to determine if a financial obligation will incur.

Course Cancellation

The Office of the Bursar reserves the right to cancel courses for students who do not satisfy their tuition payment by their due date. All Students whose classes are cancelled by Bursar due to non – payment have the opportunity to re-register; however, it is not guarantee students will be able to re-register for the same courses cancelled as registration is filled on a first-come basis.

Outstanding Balances and Stops

A Bursar stop is place on a student record if payment is not satisfied by the payment due date. A Bursar stop prevents a student from being able to enroll for courses at any CUNY school, obtain or access a transcript, grade report and enrollment verification documents.  
Bursar stops will only be lifted once the outstanding balance is paid in full.  Students in arrears six months or more will be forwarded to a third party collection agency.

CUNY tuition and Fees manual

This Tuition and Fee Manual was created to combine tuition and fee policies and procedures in one document to provide assistance to CUNY staff. Click here to view manual.

Refund Policies

Withdrawal/Drop Refunds

The tuition bill payment will be refunded in full if classes are cancelled prior to official start of classes and the student does not incur other university charges.

If registration is completed and classes are subsequently withdrawn from or dropped to part-time status, the refund if eligible will be made according to Medgar Evers College’s Payment Deadlines & Tuition Liability Schedule.

Beginning with the first official day of classes, students that drop below full-time or drop below their originally registered credit level may be assessed a tuition penalty. The tuition liability begins on the first day of classes as indicated in the official Medgar Evers College Academic Calendar regardless of attendance in class. Adjustments for tuition will be determined on the effective date of the drop. Any adjustment of charges will be made according to Medgar Evers College’s Payment Deadlines & Tuition Liability Schedule. Additionally, withdrawing may adversely affect financial aid awards allotted and may also result in creating a tuition liability to Medgar Evers College.

Tuition Refund Liability

Registration During Late Registration Period

Students who register during the college specified late registration period and settle their tuition bill creates a tuition refund liability. Late registration occurs after the first day of classes as stated in the official Medgar Evers College Academic Calendar.

No tuition refund liability is created until a tuition bill is settled.

Once a tuition bill is settled, refund liability, if any, is based upon the refund schedule in the Medgar Evers College’s Payment Deadlines & Tuition Liability Schedule.

Refund of Excess Financial Aid

The CUNYfirst system will usually refund the credit balance which is the result of Federal financial aid in a student's account within TWO weeks of either the date the aid was credited to the student's account or the first day of the semester, whichever is later.

Direct Deposit

For the quickest delivery of this refund, students should sign up for direct deposit. Student Center>Finances – Enroll in direct deposit

Refund by Mail

Students who do not choose direct deposit, will receive refund mailed to the address listed on CUNYfirst.

Federal Direct and Perkins Loans

How Loans are Applied to Student Accounts

The Federal Direct and Perkins funds are applied to the student's tuition and fees first, and then the student's other financial aid funds are applied.

How Refunds are Handled

Excess funds will be refunded via the CUNYfirst system to the student directly, either by direct deposit or paper check. Direct deposit will deposit the funds to the bank account specified by the student. A paper check (made payable to the student) will be sent to the student's address as listed on CUNYfirst.

Refunds Issued in Error

In the event that the student receives a refund in error Medgar Evers College reserves the right to reclaim such funds.

529 Plan Rules Regarding Excess Distributions

If there is an excess distribution of funds Medgar Evers College is unable to refund the 529 plan directly. Any excess funds from a 529 plan payment will be refunded to the student. Please refer to Publication 970 and consult a tax advisor or 529 plan administrator regarding the excess funds.

Special Rules and Exceptions

  • Credit balances based on check payments will be held for 7-21 days before a refund check is issued through CUNYfirst.
  • Enrollment status must match financial aid packaging status (e.g., full-time, part-time, etc.) and the fee bill.
  • Payments made by credit card/echeck will be refunded to the credit card/echeck account used to pay the tuition, which may or may not be the student’s actual account (e.g., the parent’s account).
Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan

How to Enroll:

  1. Log into CUNYfirst
  2. Go to HR Campus Solutions
  3. Click on Self Service, and go to your Student Center.
  4. Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan

There is a $95 enrollment fee for a credit/debit card payment plan.
There is a $40 enrollment fee for an eCheck payment plan.

Future payment plans will now include any prior balances as part of the payment plan total:

  • If you do not include your prior balance in the initial payment plan total, your payment plan balance will be recalculated (after the enrollment closing date) to include any prior balances.

  • Prior balances will be divided among your remaining installments.
  • Please keep in mind, if your financial aid award has been removed for a prior semester, this balance will be included in your payment plan.
  • Any payment plan payments will be applied to the earliest balance first.

For example, if you are enrolled in a summer 2016 payment plan and also have an outstanding spring 2016 balance, any payment plan payments will first be applied to your spring 2016 balance until it is fully covered, subsequent payments will then be applied to your summer 2016 balance.

Please note: Notwithstanding your enrollment in a payment plan your full balance for all prior semesters must be paid before any holds can be removed.