Making a payment through CUNYfirst

Please be advised that if you want to make a one-time online payment, CUNY recently changed their process.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • To make an online one-time payment, select the make a payment link in your Student Center.Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.
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  • Then select Make Payment from the left-hand menu.
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  • You will see a screen that displays all of the CUNY schools (past and present) associated with your EmplID. Next to each school will be a payment amount box.

  • Since each school is listed, each payment amount box either will be populated with a dollar amount if you owe money to that school, or will be blank if nothing is owed.

  • You can choose to pay the entire amount in the payment amount box. Or you can choose to override the pre-populated amount and enter the amount you wish to pay in the payment amount box next to the school you want to pay.

  • DO NOT enter amounts into payment amount boxes of schools with no amounts due. If you do, a payment will be made to that school.

    After you enter your bank information you will see a screen asking, Is this eCheck information correct. Before you finalize your payment, review your payment information to:

    1. make sure you are only sending money to a school where you have outstanding charges; and,
    2. confirm the amount. If the information is wrong, cancel and start over.
  • If you finalized an incorrect payment, immediately contact the respective school’s bursar office.


  • There is no charge for Echecking Payments. If using Echeck option, be sure to obtain the checking or savings account and routing information directly from the check.
  • Once the payment option has been selected, retain any confirmation of the payment being processed successfully.
  • There will be a $20.00 return payment fee assessed to your student account for any payment that is returned.

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