Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the pandemic, our office is closed. Please submit all payments online through your CUNYfirst account. The Bursar staff are working remotely, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Contact us at Bursar@baruch.cuny.edu.
Below are questions asked of us most frequently and may not apply to your unique situation. You can always email us at Bursar@baruch.cuny.edu with any concerns you may have. You must email us from your Baruch email account for security purposes and include your CUNYfirst emplid#.
Go to your student center on CUNYfirst. Click on the finances tab and scroll down to the current semester. Note that some fees may not post immediately, so you should check again the next day.
Log into your account, go to finances, and select Pay My Bill. Then select Electronic Funds Transfer. Carefully enter your bank routing number and checking or savings account number. Your payment will be processed by the University’s online payment processor and will update to your account immediately. Payments returned due to insufficient funds or invalid account numbers will be subject to a $20 returned check fee. Some banks do not allow electronic withdrawals from saving accounts, so check with your bank before paying with your savings account. Note that your debit card number is NOT your account number. You must enter your actual bank account number.
Credit or Debit Card
Log into your account as described above and select payment by credit card. Enter the required information. In addition to the tuition and fees charged, a separate fee of 2.65% will also be billed to your credit or debit card. Note that if you use a debit card, you can save this fee by utilizing Electronic Funds Transfer and entering your bank routing and account numbers instead.
Nelnet Payment Plan
The payment plan allows you to manage your tuition and fee expenses by paying your balance due over 3 to 6 months. There is a fee, but no interest charges for utilizing this plan. The earlier you sign up for the plan, the more time you have to pay and each payment will be smaller. You can enroll in the payment plan through your CUNYFirst account. First, logon to CUNYfirst Self Service. Then under your Student Center, select Finances, then Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.
Other Payment Options:
You can pay in person by check, money order, or cash at the Bursar window, Newman Library Building, 151 East 25th Street, Room 810
You can mail your check or money order to Baruch College, Bursar, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box H-810, New York, NY 10010. Be sure to include your CUNYfirst emplid# on your check or money order. You should allow at least 10 days for the mail to arrive at our office in order to meet your due date. Do not send cash in the mail. Only send checks or money orders.
We accept wire payments, including international wires. In order to properly credit the wire to your account, your CUNYfirst emplid# must be included with the wire information. If someone is paying your bill for you, they must also include your name on the wire. Note that payments by wire are NOT refundable – credit will be issued towards future semester tuition. If you wish to pay your bill by wire, email us for the instructions.
If you pay in person, a receipt will be generated by the cashiering system and given to you at the time of payment. You should check the receipt to make sure your name and amount paid are correct.
If you pay online or through the payment plan, an email will be sent to you confirming the payment. This is your only receipt.
Yes. You must give them access to your CUNYfirst account if they are going to pay online. If they intend to come to the office to pay, you must give them your emplid#.
Your 529 account check can be mailed to us at Baruch College, Bursar, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box H-810, New York, NY 10010. Make sure the student name and emplid# are included on the check.
First, make sure you filed an application for the current academic year. If you did not file, go to the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website to file your application. If you are transferring from another college, go to the same website to update your college code to Baruch College. The Baruch TAP code is 1409. Once your application is approved, HESC will send you an email.
If you received the approval email from HESC, you need to check if you are enrolled in at least 12 credits that count towards your degree. You do this by going to your student center. Under advisement/transcript, click on FACTS to check this. If the FACTS system indicates an “N”, you will need to file a TAP compliance form with the registrar’s office.
All financial aid other than full time TAP is handled by the financial aid office. You should check your student center on CUNYfirst for additional information on your aid. If you have any questions after that, you should contact the financial aid office directly.
You must submit your voucher or letter from your employer that gives us the authority to bill them for your tuition and fees. The voucher or letter must be on company letterhead and state your name, student ID number, semester, and the amount of the voucher or what the voucher will cover. For example, some employers pay only for certain courses, others will pay tuition and not fees and still, others will pay for everything. Prepare to pay any difference in tuition and fees not covered by your employer. If your employer fails to pay for any reason, you will be responsible for the full bill.
No. You must pay your bill and then wait for your employer to reimburse you.
Bursar holds are not cleared automatically when you pay. This is a manual process. While we are more flexible during times of registration, the following is a schedule of when holds are cleared:
|If you pay with||Your hold will be cleared by|
|Cash||Immediately at the bursar window|
|Credit Card||Next Business Day|
|Certified check or Money Order||2 Business Days|
|Electronic Check||7 Business Days|
|Paper Check||21 Business Days|