Understanding My Bill
Where to Find My Bill
Initial semester bills are mailed to the student’s home address in June for
the Fall semester and November for the Spring semester. As long as there is
a remaining balance to be paid, bills will continue to be mailed out once a
month. To find the most recent version of your bill, login to the
Portal and click on “My Ledger.”
Understanding My Bill
This refers to the Academic term that is being shown on your bill.
“FA” refers to Fall, “SP” spring and “SU” summer. For example FA-13 refers
to the Fall 2013 Academic semester.
Traditional Undergrad Tuition – Tuition
charges are generated automatically when a student registers for classes. To
see the current tuition and fees break down visit: Tuition and
Fees. Please note that changes to class schedules during the
registration period may cause charges to temporarily appear more than once.
Student Activity Fee – The student
activity fee is generated when a student registers for classes. All students
registered for 7 or more credits will be billed a $175 student activity fee
per semester, Tuition and Fees.
Course Material Fee – Special
instructional fees may apply to certain courses. Course material fees may
vary from semester to semester. For additional details regarding course
material fees see registration information and the course bulletin:
Room Charge – Room charges are applied to
the bill by Residence Life through room assignments if the student will be
living in student housing for that semester. Room charges appear each
semester the student is in housing. For details regarding housing charges
and residence life visit:
Late Payment Fee – A late payment fee
will be calculated and applied to the bill by the Bursar’s Office on any
outstanding balances. The late payment fee is $25 plus 1.5% of the
Other Fees and Fines – Additional fines
and fees may be applied to your bill. These may include ID Replacement Fee,
Housing Fine, Late Registration Fee, etc. For more information regarding
other fees and fines visit: Tuition and Fees.
Refund of Student Balance – If there is a
credit balance on a student’s account resulting from excess financial aid
funds, tuition cancellations, etc., the student will be issued a refund
check. The date and amount of the refund check will appear on the bill under
the description Refund of Student Balance.
For more information on student refunds:
Withdrawal & Refund Policies
Tuition & Housing Payments – This term is used when a
payment is submitted by cash or check, through the payment plan with Tuition
Management Systems (TMS) or through the TMS Payment Gateway. Payments will
be listed by the date the funds arrive in the Bursar’s Office.
Below are a few of the descriptions you may see on your
bill that denote tuition and housing payments and payment plans. For more
information on payment options visit: Paying My Bill. For questions
regarding payments appearing on your bill please contact the Bursar’s office
at 212-659-7200 ext. 3121 or email
Tuition & Housing Payment – This
description appears when you make a payment by check or cash directly to the
TMS Payment Budget – This description
appears when you have signed up for a payment plan. The amount listed is the
amount left to be paid through the payment plan. To set up a payment plan
Monthly Payments through TMS – Payments
made through the payment plan and received by the college will appear on
your bill with this description.
Payment through TMS Gateway – This
description appears for one-time payments made through TMS at
Scholarship Tuition Payments – Third
party scholarships are listed under this description and appear on your bill
when the payment is received by the college.
Loan Payments (both private and federal)
– Loans will appear on your account only after ALL of the steps are taken to
secure the loan. For information on Loans and the application steps visit:
When all of the steps are complete the loans will appear
with the loan type in the description. Once the College has received your
loan payments the description will change to include the word “Payment”
along with the loan type (e.g. “Payment-Unsubsidized Loan”, “Payment –
Subsidized Loan”, “PELL Payment”, etc.)
For questions regarding private and federal loans contact
the Office of Financial Aid at 646-237-8902 or
Institutional Grants and Scholarships –
There are a number of different scholarships and grants awarded by the
College. If you have been awarded institutional aid, it will automatically
appear on your bill.
The aid will appear on your bill with the aid type in the
description. Examples of institutional aid include: Presidential
Scholarship, The King’s Grant, King’s Scholar Award, etc.
Questions regarding institutional grants and scholarships
should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 646-237-8902 or