Tuition Refund Policy

Before proceeding with the refund process, please make sure to read and understand the following information:

  • Once you register, you are liable for all tuition and fees shown on your bill.

  • If you do not pay your bill or do not go to class – you are still financially liable for all charges.

  • To completely cancel your registration, you must drop all classes before the start of the semester. If you withdraw from classes once the semester begins, you are subject to the refund/liability schedules listed below.

Tuition will be refunded 100 percent for those courses which, at any time, are cancelled by the College.

During the first three weeks of the term, students who officially withdraw through CUNYfirst from one or more classes are entitled to a partial cancellation of tuition charges only. Mandatory fees cannot be cancelled after the start of the term. The day of withdrawal as recorded on CUNYFirst determines the percentage of the cancellation of tuition charges. Failure to attend class, or merely giving notice to the instructor or adviser, or stopping payment on a check is not considered an official withdrawal.

Students who pay their tuition bill in full and subsequently withdraw will have their refund calculated according to the Tuition Refund Schedule for the term in which the drop/withdrawal pertains.

  • Refund for payments made by mail or in person will be sent via U.S. Postal Service to the student's address on record, regardless of who paid the bill.

  • Credit card refunds for payments made through NELNET payment plan will be refunded back to the credit/debit card that was used to pay the tuition.

  • For e-check payments or savings withdrawals, the refund will be deposited directly into the checking or savings account that was used to pay the tuition.

Students who made a partial payment on their bill will have their tuition liability calculated according to the Tuition Refund Schedule. A reduction in tuition charges may not necessarily result in a refund and, in some instances, a tuition balance may still be due. Student activities fees and consolidated services fees are not refundable.

Note: Withdrawing from one or more classes may impact the amount of Title IV Aid that you are entitled to. For additional information, visit impact of withdrawal on Title IV Aid.

Tuition & Financial Aid Refunds CUNY Direct Deposit

Tuition Refund Schedules

Fall 2022

Fall Semester Refund Schedule
Last Day for 100% Refund August 24, 2022
Last Day for 75% Refund August 31, 2022
Last Day for 50% Refund September 7, 2022
Last Day for 25% refund September 14, 2022

Classes assigned a WN grade are charged full tuition regardless of the refund schedule.


Winter 2023

Winter Semester Refund Schedule
Last Day for 100% Refund January 2, 2023
Last Day for 50% Refund January 3, 2023
Last Day for 25% refund January 5, 2023
0% Refund begins January 6, 2023

Classes assigned a WN grade are charged full tuition regardless of the refund schedule.


Spring 2023

Spring Semester Refund Schedule
Last Day for 100% Refund January 24, 2023
Last Day for 75% Refund January 31, 2023
Last Day for 50% Refund February 7, 2023
Last Day for 25% refund February 14 2023
0% Refund begins February 15, 2023

Classes assigned a WN grade are charged full tuition regardless of the refund schedule.

Setting up Direct Deposit for Financial Aid and Tuition Refunds

  • Go to Self-Service / Student Center then Finances.

  • In Finances there is a drop down arrow, Click on "Enroll Direct Deposit"

  • Fill out your banking information (Bank Code is your bank's routing number. Type the number in the box, do not choose your bank form the drop down list. The routing number can be found on the bottom left of a check from your account or you can get the number from your bank. The wrong number will delay your direct deposit).

  • After you enter your account information click on "Proceed to enroll in Direct Deposit"

  • Select your bank account from the drop down box.

  • Click on "Next".

  • Read Agreement and check off the yes box.

  • Click on "Submit".

  • On the Results page you will get a Congratulations message that everything was processed correctly.

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