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Tuition and Fees

Important Notice of Possible Changes: The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. 

All tuition and other fees listed in this Graduate Bulletin, and in any registration material, issued by the college are subject to change. The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. In the event of any increase in fees or tuition charges, payments already made to the college will be treated as partial payments, and notification will be given of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment. The Office of the Bursar website at . 


Application Fee 

Students applying for graduate admission are required to pay a non-refundable fee in the amount of $75. 

Commitment Deposit 

All students admitted to masters and professional programs are required to pay a commitment deposit of $250.00. A student admitted to a graduate program may request a return of their commitment deposit by April 1 immediately prior to the beginning of the fall semester to which they committed to attending the graduate program. The graduate program shall return the commitment deposit to the student within 30 days of such a return request. 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 

Students must be prepared to pay all tuition and fees associated with their registration by the payment due date. The Office of the Bursar will not mail bills. Students may view their bills on CUNYfirst. Once a student registers for classes, that student assumes financial responsibility. If the student chooses not to attend, the student must drop the courses before the first day of classes to avoid any tuition liability. Failure to do so automatically entails a financial obligation on part of the student. 

Interest-free tuition payment plans are available through Nelnet during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Students must enroll online through their CUNYfirst accounts. For additional information, Nelnet representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m., and Saturday 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., at 888-470-6014. 

Students may opt to pay their tuition and fees online by using the CUNYfirst ePayment options that include eCheck and eSavings. 

Cash, money orders, bank checks, certified checks, and personal checks are accepted at the Office of the Bursar service window. Checks and money orders must be made payable to York College and have a current date. Third-party, postdated checks, credit, and debit cards will not be accepted. Personal checks are not accepted for prior semesters. A student who issues a check or eCheck payment that is either returned by the bank or not processed by the processing company will be liable for tuition and fees, in addition to a $20.00 reprocessing fee. Also, checks will not be accepted for future payments and a negative service indicator will be placed on the student's account. A stop payment on a student's check does not cancel the registration. A student must officially withdraw. 

If students do not make full payment of their tuition and fees and other college bills, accounts will be turned over to a collection agency six months after the end of the semester. Students will be responsible for all collection costs, in addition to the amount owed to the college. Nonpayment of default judgment against the student's account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in his/her credit report. Accounts in collections must be paid directly to the collection agency; the Office of the Bursar cannot collect these debts. 

For billing and payment information, refer to the Office of the Bursar's website. 


New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Studies


$3,465 per semester

$620 per credit


$305 per credit

$620 per credit


$445 per credit

$915 per credit

Online Degree Program 

$305 per credit     

$350 per credit


New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Student


$5,545 per semester

$855 per credit


$470 per credit

$855 per credit

Online Degree Program

$470 per credit

$855 per credit

Maintenance of Curriculum

$225 per semester

$370 per semester

Excellence Fee

$800 per semester

$800 per semester

Masters in Social Work

New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Students


$7,315 per semester

$1,000 per credit

Part-time fewer than 12 credits

$620 per credit

$1,000 per credit

Excess Hours

$65 per excess contact hour

$85 per excess contact hour

Senior Citizen Fee

$65 per semester or session plus a technology fee

$15 consolidated service fee

Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York at any time. In the event of any increase in the tuition or fees, payments already made will be treated as a partial payment. Notification will be given of the additional amount due and the required date of payment. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Occupational Therapy Dual Program - Combined BS/MS Program 

  • Students in combined programs will pay undergraduate tuition rates up to 120 credits, or the number of credits required to earn a baccalaureate degree in that particular program. Any credits taken after that number (120) toward the combined degree are to be paid at the graduate level. 

  • Students enrolled in the BS/MS degree Occupational Therapy program who have earned greater than 120 credits will be charged graduate tuition. Students identified as undergraduates during the registration process will be retroactively charged graduate tuition if, upon the completion of courses they are currently taking, they have earned greater than 120 credits 


  1. New York State residents - A resident student is one who is a United States citizen or a permanent immigrant and who has had his or her principal place of home/ address/ or dwelling in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester with respect to which the residency determination is made, and states his or her intention to permanently live and maintain his or her principal place of home/ address/ or dwelling in New York State. Members of the armed services of the United States stationed in New York State, their spouses, and their dependent children, are considered residents of New York State. 

  1. Non-Residents of New York State and Out of Status (Undocumented) students - Non-residents of NYS and out-of-status (undocumented) students who attend a NYS high school for at least two years and graduated, or obtained a NYS GED diploma, may apply for in-state tuition if they apply to CUNY within five years of receiving their diploma. 

  1. Lower Division - A student who has earned fewer than 60 credits. 

  1. Upper Division - A student who has earned 60 or more credits as of registration. This includes students who have earned a baccalaureate degree. 

Association, University Student Government and Consolidated Fees 

Association, University Student Government and Consolidated Fees




Association Fee



Consolidated Fee



Technology Fee



University Government Fee



Total Per Semester



Academic Excellence Fee*



* For PA program only

Technology Fee 

The full-time technology fee of $125 or the part-time fee of $62.50 will be added to the bill. The technology fee for the summer session is $62.50. The technology fee is non-refundable. However, if the following occurs, a refund will be granted: 

  • The college cancels a course or courses causing the student to drop below full-time; 

  • The student is incorrectly billed by the college; 

  • The student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the semester/session. 

Materials and Transportation Fees 

There may be additional costs and fees associated with identified courses. Courses with a fee attached will be identified in the bulletin with a "$." Check the List of Course fees for specifics. For more information go to Materials and Transportation Fees, or go to the Course Fees FAQ's webpage. 

Excess Hours 

Graduate students taking classes that have more contact hours than credit hours pay an excess contact hour charge. For example, if a 3-credit class meets 5 hours a week, a New York State resident student pays $65 per excess contact hour ($130 for 2 extra hours), and a non-New York state resident pays $85 per excess contact hour ($170 for 2 extra hours). 

Transcript Fee 

This fee will be waived for transcripts to units of CUNY. Transcript requests must be made online.  For further information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage at  

Special Examination Fee 

When a student requests an examination at a time other than the scheduled time, and permission is granted by the College, a Special Examination fee is charged at the rate of $25.00 for the first examination and $5.00 for each additional examination. 

Late Registration Fee 

A charge of $25.00 is made for registration after the close of the official registration period. This fee is not refundable. 

Non-payment Service/ Late Payment Fee 

Students who are delinquent in paying tuition and fees by the college's established due dates will be required to pay a $15.00 fee for each missed due date in addition to all other outstanding college obligations. 

Returned (NG) Check Processing Fee 

When a student's check is tendered to the college as payment of liability and the check is not honored by the bank upon which the check is drawn (NG check), the student shall be charged a reprocessing fee. A separate $20.00 fee will be charged for each check that requires reprocessing. Electronic payments, made online, that are rejected for any reason will also be charged a reprocessing fee. The student will be required to satisfy the obligations, the returned check processing fee, and a non-payment service fee of $15.00 for each due date missed. 

If a check or eCheck (electronic payment) is returned for any reason, the student's check writing privileges on campus will be revoked. 

Duplicate Diploma Fee 

There will be a $30.00 charge for each duplicate diploma. 

Duplicate ID Card 

There will be a $10.00 charge for duplicate IDs. 

Duplicate Document 

There is a $5 charge for each duplicate bill and Statement of Account the student requires to be printed. Only cash payments are accepted. 

Refund Policy 

The transaction date when a Change of Program and/or Withdrawal form is either processed through CUNYfirst or the Office of the Bursar is considered the official date of the student's withdrawal and will serve as the basis for computing any refund granted to the student. No portion of the Association Fee, University Government Fee, Technology Fee, Consolidated Fee, Special Fees, or Penalty Fees are refundable. 


1. A full refund is available only if official withdrawal is made before the first day of classes. 

2. Program changes affecting a student's credit load from full-time to part-time, or reducing one's part-time credit load, may entitle the student to a refund if the change is made within the refund period indicated below. 

Refund Schedule 

See Academic Calendar. 

Upon registering for courses, students must pay by the payment due date. Students may change their registration online via their CUNYfirst Self-service Center. To receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, students must drop all of their courses before the first official day of the semester. 

NOTE: Students who take a leave of absence after the first day of classes are liable for tuition and fees in accordance with the above schedule of refunds. Federal and State guidelines for financial aid vary according to the specific type of aid the student is awarded. If a student is awarded financial aid and intends to change their enrollment status, they should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding their eligibility for financial aid funds. 

Special Situations 

  1. Change in status from full-time student to part-time student: If a full-time student (registered for at least 12 credits) drops a course during the refund period and thus is registered for less than 12 credits, the student's effective tuition is then calculated on a part-time basis. However, the student is also liable for that portion of the full-time tuition which is not refunded in accordance with existing refund procedures (see the section on Refund Policy). The student's refund is calculated by subtracting the new part-time tuition amount from the full-time amount and giving him as a refund a percentage of that difference, the percentage depending upon the point of withdrawal.

     Change in Status from Full-Time to Part-Time

As an example, the calculation is as follows: 


Tuition paid as a full-time student


Tuition as a part-time student taking 9 credits
($285 x 9)




Assume that 3 credits are dropped within the first week of classes. The student receives a 75% refund of the above difference.


Effective tuition as a part-time student (Full Time tuition less refund)


Service Indicators

Negative service indicators will be placed on student accounts that have outstanding and past due debts. Such indicators will prohibit students from receiving services from the college, including but not limited to, registering for future semesters, receiving transcripts and diplomas, etc., until the entire obligation is satisfied.

Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers may be changed or abolished by The City University Trustees without notice, and at all times are subject to budgetary limitations that have been established for The City University of New York.