Admissions & Aid
Students who have submitted full payment and drop courses prior to the first day of the semester/session will receive a 100% refund.
Students who submitted full payment and drop courses after the start of the semester/session may be due a partial refund according to the liability schedule.
All student fees are nonrefundable if classes are dropped after the start of the semester.
Refunds are not issued for:
The Commitment Deposit is nonrefundable.
The refund period for each term starts after the last day to add a class.
If you have been issued a refund and do not receive it after 21 days of the issue date, you may request a stop payment of the check by contacting the Office of Student Accounts at 718.758.8660 or via e-mail. Processing time for reissued checks is generally two to three weeks.
If your financial aid award exceeds your total tuition charges, the excess financial aid award may be refunded to you.
The book advance refund is an advance on your pending PELL award; therefore, this may appear on your CUNYfirst account as an outstanding balance until your Pell award disburses to cover it.
Be aware that you are not being charged an additional balance for your book advance on top of your tuition charges. However, if your Pell award is reduced or removed and you have already received a refund, the book advance refund may have to be returned.
Financial aid awards are posted/disbursed to a student’s CUNYfirst account based on the financial aid calendar.
Once the award is received by the college and all tuition and fees are covered, any excess funds will be disbursed to the student.*
Financial aid disbursements are processed in CUNYfirst every Monday, converted to a refund on Tuesday, and disbursed via mail or Direct Deposit each Friday.
* If you have submitted payments for any term within the financial aid fiscal year (summer, fall, and spring) and later receive a financial aid award, any excess award will be applied to the tuition and fee charges and a refund will be processed via the original payment method.
Students who have submitted full payment and are due a refund for a scholarship award will receive a refund via the original payment method. Any excess award will be mailed as a physical check or direct deposited (if successfully enrolled in direct deposit).
Any further questions regarding refunds can be directed to the Office of Student Accounts, 1153 Boylan Hall.