Payment & Refunds

You are responsible to make a payment of the “Total Due” (both Due Now and Future Due) semester amount on your CUNYfirst account by the due date indicated.

The due dates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year are as follows:

Fall 2022 Tuition Due Dates:

  • July 29, 2022 for students who register from May 4. 2022 to July 16, 2022.
  • August 19, 2022 for students who register from July 17, 2022 to August 10, 2022.
  • September 2, 2022 for students who register from August 11, 2022 to September 2, 2022.

Tuition is due immediately for students who register after September 2, 2022

Spring 2023 Tuition Due Dates:

  • February 7, 2023 for students who register from October 19, 2022 to January 24, 2023.
  • February 28, 2023 for students who register from January 25, 2023 to February 28, 2023.

Tuition is due immediately for students who register after February 28, 2023.


One-time Online Payment via CUNYfirst: You can make a payment directly to your CUNYfirst account via eCheck by entering your bank’s routing number and your bank account number.  There is no additional charge for eChecks.

You also have the option of using a debit/credit card instead of an eCheck by entering your CARD number, expiration date and security code. There is a 2.65% charge for using a debit or credit card.

Please refer to our section of How To’s, for instructions on how to make a one-time payment through your CUNYfirst.

Payment by Mail: You can mail a check or money order to:

Guttman Community College

Office of the Bursar – Room 311

50 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

Payment Plan: CUNY makes college more affordable by allowing you to better manage your payments over time using a convenient and secure plan with Nelnet Business Solutions. The Enrollment Fee for the payment plan will be $25 per term. A 2.65% service fee will be charged to debit and credit card payments.

Please refer to our section of How To’s, for instructions on how to enroll in a payment plan through your CUNYfirst.

For more information regarding the payment plan, visit the Nelnet website: or contact Nelnet at: (888) 470-6014.


Refunds Based Upon Withdrawal or Change In Registration: You may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition paid for a class. Refunds are based on the date on which you drop officially.  See the academic calendar for the deadline dates for dropping classes with a percentage refund.

If you do not notify the college of your intent to drop, your classes will appear on your transcript with whatever grades your instructors assign.  Additionally, you will owe the full amount of your bill and you may have to repay some or all of the financial aid you have received.

Review the College’s Refunding Schedule

Refunds Due To Financial Aid Entitlements: If the amount of financial aid you are receiving is greater than your tuition and fee charges, you may be eligible for a refund. You can verify this through your CUNYfirst account. Refunds will usually be made in two payments. The first payment may be issued right before the first week of classes to be used to pay for books and supplies. The second payment will be issued later during the semester.

Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit of their refund using their bank account information. On the Student Center page, you select the CUNY Direct Deposit icon and follow the steps. Refunds that are directly deposited are available to you immediately.  If you do not sign up for direct deposit, a check will be mailed to your home.

Please click here for detailed instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit through your CUNYfirst account.

Visit the Financial Aid page for more information about payment, refunds and financial aid.