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Policies and 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 by Bursar. 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 within 24 business hours; 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.

Definition of Fees

A comprehensive list of the most common fees.

Charged when a check is returned to the college by the bank as uncollectible.

Charged for a change of program on or after the first official day of classes.

Covers the external processing of financial aid applications, the immunization program, the job location/development program, system-wide tuition and fee collections by the Office of the University Controller, and the administration of various tests such as the skills assessment tests.

Charged for a replacement diploma.

Charged when a student’s first registration activity occurs on or after the first official day of classes.

Master’s students must be in a matriculated status to complete degree requirements. This includes resolving INC grades, taking comprehensive examinations, and filing theses as final requirements in preparation for graduation. Students must also be registered during the semester in which they intend to graduate. If they are not registered for any credit-bearing classes that are recognized by their program, they must register for maintenance of matriculation status and pay the required fee, which cannot be waived.

Covers student government, the Student Center and Student Center events.

Covers computer services for students and faculty.

Students who withdraw from classes on or after the first official day of classes are liable for all or part of the original tuition charges and any applicable student fees, plus the Student Activity Fee, CUNY Consolidated Services Fee, and Technology Fee. Please refer to the semester’s tuition liability schedule for liability amount.

Charged upon registration to students readmitting to the college after an absence of one or more academic semesters.

Charged to specific courses that require special materials such as equipment rental charges, transportation, field trip expenses and other non-instructional costs.