Bursar

Bursar's Office

Changes to Payment Options for Tuition, Fees and other Charges

Please be advised that effective March 13, 2016, CUNY will be changing the policy regarding credit or debit card payments for tuition, fees and other charges.

After March 12th, you will NO longer be able to use a credit or debit card to make payments directly to Hostos through CUNYFirst. ACH withdrawal from a US bank account (checking or savings) will be the only online payment option available. Cash, check, or money order will still be accepted for payment in person at the Bursar’s Office in the Savoy Building Basement Room B105.

For future semesters/sessions, all credit and debit card transactions will be processed via the CUNY Payment Plan, which can be accessed through CUNYfirst Self Service. The payment plan provides you and your family the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months. This flexibility enables you to reduce the burden of paying all tuition and fee charges prior to the start of the academic term. This payment plan is an interest-free benefit to you and your family.

The enrollment fee for the payment plan is $95 per semester/session.

If you opt for ACH withdrawals from a bank account, a discount will be provided which will lower the enrollment fee to $40 per semester/session.

The ACH withdrawal payment option through CUNYfirst Self Service continues to be an alternative payment option that is cost effective since it does not require an enrollment fee.


The Bursar’s Office supports the College and Division of Administration & Finance missions through the control, collection and timely deposit of all monies received from students, faculty, and staff for the College, including the Adult and Continuing Education programs. The Office, in addition, is committed to providing efficient service in the distribution of all salary, financial aid, and internal college checks; the billing, collection, and depositing of money from students at registration; and the creation, and collection of student liabilities and receivables.

Please note: All tuition and fee schedules are necessarily subject to change without notice, at any time, upon action by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, regardless of its tuition and fees schedules in effect at the time of registration. Information on any such changes can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, the Bursar, the Dean of Students, and Hostos web site.

If you have registered for courses and change your mind about attending please be sure to drop all classes. Don’t assume the school will run a cancellation process absolving you of any charges. You must withdraw from your classes prior to the first day of the semester to avoid tuition and fee drop charges. Any student that does not officially withdraw from classes prior to the start of the term is subject to being charged based upon the University’s academic calendar. If you withdraw for the semester and receive a book advance (refund), you will most likely have to return those funds to the school.

Bursar's Office
120 East 149th Street (Walton Ave.)
Bronx, New York 10451
Phone: (718) 518-4373