Payment Options

You may finalize your bill in one or more of the following ways:

  1. By paying tuition and fees in full with financial aid (if your financial aid grants and loans appear on your account as pending aid or anticipated aid, no further action with the Bursar is required; your bill is automatically considered finalized). If financial aid is not reflecting on your bill as pedning or anticipated, check the To Do list on your Student Center page to make sure there are no pending items to complete/submit.
  2. Pay tuition and fees in person at the Bursar’s Office with check, money order or cash.
  3. Pay tuition and fees online via eCheck or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express). A service fee is assessed for all debit/credit card payments online.
  4. Enroll in a payment plan. Establish your payment plan based on your tuition and fee costs and your anticipated financial aid. To enroll, log into CUNYfirst Self-Service and go to your Student Center. Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.
  5. By a Third Party Voucher from your employer/sponsor. Obtain a voucher from your employer/sponsor and present it to the Business Office at the time of registration to defer your tuition. Third party vouchers are applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the company/sponsor.

    Please be reminded that if the company/sponsor does not pay for any reason, the student is ultimately responsible for any assessed tuition and fee charges.

When paying by:

Cash: Please be sure that you receive a receipt from the Bursar showing the amount paid at the time of bill payment. Please keep the receipt as it is your only evidence that you made payment.

Check/ Money Orders: Students whose checks are returned by their bank will be subject to $20.00 reprocessing fee and will be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified check.

E check: direct withdrawal from personal bank account. Failure to input accurate bank account information may result in the payment being rejected and an additional charged for returned payment. Double Check/Verify the bank information input before saving. No extra processing fee for E- check payments. 

Credit Cards: Credit cards may be used to make payments online in CUNYfirst. A service fee is assessed for all card payments online. Card payments can NOT be made in person at the Bursar’s Office window.

How to Make a Payment Online

Login to CUNYfirst:

  1. Student Center
  2. Financial Account (under Account Balance—Select Hostos C.C.)
  3. Make A Payment
  4. View & Pay Accounts (select E-check or Credit/Debit Card)
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