Tuition and Fee Payments

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Office of the Bursar
524 West 59th Street 
Room L.70.00

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM -- 5:45 PM  
9:00 AM -- 2:45 PM


To insure proper payment of your tuition and fees, you will need to familiarize yourself with the College’s procedures and terminology.  To learn more, check out the following

Pay Tuition Online with a Credit Card
Pay Tuition in Person or by Mail
Return Check Policy
Pay Tuition by Third Party
Pay Tuition by Monthly Payment Plan
Outstanding Balance

Pay Tuition Online with a Credit Card
Students may pay their tuition online thru their e-SIMS account by either electronic check and or a credit card.  The college accepts any one of the following cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. In addition, student's paying with a credit card will incure a non-refundable additional expense of 2.65%, which is a convenience fee charge to by the Third Party payment proccesor. When paying by an electroinc check, there are no additional fees incurred but be sure to enter the correct bank routing and checking/savings account number before finalizing the tranacation. Payments are accepted on e-SIMS from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM.  If you come into the Bursar’s Office and plan to pay by credit card, you will be directed to a computer terminal to pay online.

Simply click onto eSIMS. (Unless you have changed it, your user ID is your Social Security number and your pin is your date of birth).

Next click on Semester Bill, then select the semester for which you wish to pay and click the Pay Now  box. This will allow you to enter your credit/debit card information over a Secure Server and prevent you from the necessity of coming on campus to make payment.

Your payment is recorded as soon as the charge clears and you do not have to worry about missing payment deadlines or your registration being cancelled. You may go to the One-Stop link and print out your receipt.

Pay Tuition by Mail
To pay your tuition by mail, simply send a check made payable to John Jay College (do not send cash through the mail).  The check should be mailed to John Jay College, Office of the Bursar, Room L.70.00, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY  10019.  

Pay Tuition in Person
Students can pay their tuition in person by check, money order and or cash.  To do so, simply come to the Office of the Bursar during normal business hours located at 524 West 59th Street, Room L.70.00. During non-business hours, students may deposit their payment in the Secure Lock Box located in front of  The Bursar's Office.

To utilize the Secure Box, simply place your check in the envelope provided for this purpose, seal it and deposit it into the secure box.  The secure box is under 24-hour camera surveillance.  On the next business day, your payment will be processed.  You may confirm your payment on line by going to your e-SIMS account. 

Returned Check Policy
Checks returned unpaid to the College by a financial institution, no matter the amount or reason for the return, will automatically incur a $20 reprocessing fee in addition to the original obligation. The Bursar Office will attempt to notify the student or former student who submitted the returned check to provide information on making payment. Full payment must be made within two weeks of the date of the check being returned to the College. Failure to meet this deadline will result in an additional $15 Late Payment Service Fee.  In some cases, that account may be turned over to the College’s collection attorneys for appropriate action. Once the check is returned, the Bursar will not accept checks in payment of tuition or fees, even if the student wishes to use someone else’s check.

If the financial institution supplies a letter to the College admitting error on its part, the student will have his/her check writing privileges restored.  A student who fails to pay tuition or other obligations will be denied access to his/her records and will be prevented from registering in the future.


Pay Tuition by Third Party
If your tuition is being paid through an employer-sponsored program or another organization is promising to pay for your tuition, John Jay will defer your tuition and fee balance up to the amount stated on the voucher or letter of the sponsoring organization. 

When making payments, you must present a voucher or letter on the organization’s letterhead, stating your name and social security number, the semester and amount that the organization is willing to pay.  You must present the voucher/letter each semester, even if the document states that the organization will pay for multiple semesters.  The documents must be dated during the same time period as the semester it will be used.

Under NO circumstances will a voucher/letter be accepted or tuition deferred by John Jay if payment is conditional.  For example, a student must attain a specific grade; payment will not be made if a student drops a course after the drop/add period; a student must maintain a certain GPA etc. 

Please contact our Bursar at 212.237.8555 or by email at

SallieMae TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan
The City University of New York and John Jay College have developed a monthly payment plan to help students finance their education.  This is the TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan. Under this plan, you pay your tuition in equal  monthly installments during the fall and spring semesters.  This monthly payment plan is not available during the summer or winter session. There is no interest, no finance charges, only an $16.75 enrollment fee for using their services. 

To learn more about the TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan, visit the Bursar's Office, room L.70.00 or contact TuitionPay online at or call them directly at 1.866.267.CUNY

If you are enrolled in a TuitionPay plan and your outstanding balance either increased or decreased, due to changes in your classes or increased/decreased financial aid, call TuitionPay and ask to have your payment plan adjusted.  TuitionPay will incorporate any modification in your remaining payments.On a monthly basis, TuitioPay will monitor and terminate plans for non-payment leaving the balance remaining payable to the school and a Bursars stop being placed on the students record.

Outstanding Balances
Outstanding semester balances may be paid by cash, money order, credit/debit card.  The use of a personal check will delay the clearance of the student records for 10 business days.