Methods of Payment

Methods of Payment

Cash
Money Order / Certified Bank Check
Personal Check
Electronic Check (CUNYfirst-QuikPay)
Wire Transfer
Partial Payments
Payment Plan (CUNYfirst-QuikPay)
Financial Aid
Scholarship
Third-Party Billing

Tuition Waiver


Methods of Payment

Cash
Cash is only accepted in-person. Student should visit the Bursar's Office NB, Room L.70 and obtain a B-Ticket from the Jay Express kiosk. A Bursar representative will call the student, process the transaction and provide am automated receipt.  

MAIL
Do NOT mail cash.


Money Order
A money order is a paper document, similar to a check, used for making payments.Money orders are prepaid, so they are only issued after a buyer pays for the money order with cash or another form of guaranteed funds. The money order should be made payable to JOHN JAY COLLEGE and include the eight digit EMPLID #.

Certified Bank Check
A certified check is written by a bank account holder, drawn on the account and guaranteed by the bank. The bank verifies that the signature is genuine and that the check writer has enough money for the transaction. The certified bank check (cashier's check, teller check) should be made payable to JOHN JAY COLLEGE and include the eight digit EMPLID #.

MAIL
John Jay College Bursar’s Office Room L 70, 524 W 59th Street New York, NY 10019


Personal Check
A personal check is a form of payment that is drawn against an individual's checking account. Unlike a money order or certified bank check, there is no guarantee to the recipient (John Jay College) that the payment is valid. Funds are not drawn from the checking account immediately. Instead, the check must be presented, processed and accepted. This process can take anywhere from 3-10 business days. This should be made payable to JOHN JAY COLLEGE and include the eight digit EMPLID #.

!! Returned checks will be subject to a $20.00 reprocessing fee. Students will then be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified check. Past due balances paid with a personal check will delay hold clearing for ten (10) business days !!

MAIL
John Jay College Bursar’s Office Room L 70, 524 W 59th Street New York, NY 10019


Electronic Check (CUNYfirst-QuikPay)
An eCheck (or electronic check) is an electronic version of a personal check used to make payments online. Students/parents with a checking account can pay by eCheck through QuikPay on CUNYfirst. To make a payment with an eCheck, simply provide the following information: Bank account number and routing number

!! Debit card numbers are NOT account numbers !!

Login to the student center > Finances> Make a Payment. Payment profiles must be created using the correct bank account and routing number.

!! Returned checks will be subject to a $20.00 reprocessing fee. Students will then be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified check. Past due balances paid with a personal check will delay hold clearing for ten (10) business days !!

!! Direct payment via the CUNYfirst student center with CREDIT/DEBIT has been DISCONTINUED by CUNY, effective March 2016. Credit/debit cards are not accepted in person or via QuikPay direct payment. However, QuikPay accepts credit/debit cards via the payment plan !!


Wire Transfer
John Jay accepts the electronic transfer of funds to the College’s Tuition & Fees account. Inquire with a Bursar representative for the information you will need to provide to your bank to complete the wire.


Partial Payments
A partial payment refers to the offering of a payment for less than the full amount billed by John Jay College. Partial payments are accepted leading up to the term posted due date, by which the entire bill must be paid in full. Partial payments are NOT considered a payment plan and DO NOT prevent course cancellation, accrual of late fees and/or the placement of a Bursar hold.

!! If registration is not cancelled and a tuition balance remains past due, partial payments are accepted. However, this method does NOT suspend account holds, permit registration or the release of official/unofficial college documents such as transcripts or enrollment letters !!


Payment Plan (CUNYfirst-QuikPay)
The payment plan is easy, convenient and low cost option to budget tuition & fees. It is not a loan program. There is no interest assessed and there is no credit check. The only charge is a one-time enrollment fee (per semester, $40.00 Checking Account Plan; $95 Credit Card Plan)

!! How to Enroll !!
1. Disable pop-up blockers
2. Log in to CUNYfirst, go to HR Campus Solutions, click on Self-Service, and go to your Student Center.
3. Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan
4. QuikPay Systems: Select Payment Plan and choose semester/payment method
5. Create a budget worksheet, which includes manual the semester bill and any awarded financial aid.
!! Please Note: After the first payment, QuikPay manually rebalances to include live financial information from CUNYfirst. Entering inaccurate figures in the budget worksheet will cause the down payment to be inconsistent with remaining payments !!
6. Follow the prompts to create security questions, enter your payment information and finalize the plan.

Summer 2018 Payment Plan

Plan Opens

Plan Closes

# of Payments

Months of Payment

04/26/2018

05/21/2018

3

May-July

Fall 2018 Payment Plan

Plan Opens

Plan Closes

# of Payments

Months of Payment

04/26/2018

06/21/2018

6

June- Nov

06/22/2018

07/24/2018

5

July- Nov

07/25/2018

08/22/2018

4

Aug-Nov

08/23/2018

09/04/2018

3

Sept-Nov


Financial Aid
A FAFSA must be completed for the academic year to determine eligibility for state/federal aid and/or student loans. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.


Scholarship
Grants or payments made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.

John Jay College Scholarships (vary): Eligibility requirements, award status and other contingencies should be discussed with the Office of Financial Aid.

Outside Scholarships: Recipients of a scholarship from an employer, fund or other organization must present their award letter or voucher 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 of use. Upon submission, the student account will be notated accordingly.

If funding from your employer/sponsor scholarship is contingent upon registration status, grades or financial aid, the Bursar's Office reserves the right to disclose all academic/financial information as required by the sponsor as well as postpone, adjust, cancel or return benefits.


Third-Party Billing (Sponsor Voucher/Grant Letter)
Recipients of a tuition benefit from a sponsor program or employer must present their voucher/grant letter by the term posted due date. Students are required to submit this each semester, even if the document states the organization will pay for multiple semesters. If the organization does not use a voucher system, they may certify the student by submitting a grant letter or roster directly to Bursar

Step 1: Voucher Submission
Students must submit official vouchers or grant letters per semester to indicate the tuition will be paid in full or in part by a sponsor. A billing supervisor will conduct an initial audit of the record within 2-3 weeks from the date of submission. The Bursar’s Office will only accept genuine vouchers or grant letters from accredited organizations. Students who attempt to submit fraudulent vouchers/letters will be referred to the dean.

Step 2: Initial Audit
A billing supervisor will notate the student’s record to acknowledge a voucher/grant letter has been accepted and indicate the anticipated sponsor payment. Acceptance a voucher does not indicate the voucher/grant letter was certified by Bursar (billed), approved by the sponsor (guaranteed payment) or disbursed (paid by the sponsor). Acceptance of the voucher or grant letter is merely an acknowledgment of submission.

Students are responsible for maintaining their sponsorship eligibility (i.e., academic or employment status) and pay any remaining balance to John Jay College that is not covered by the sponsor, financial aid or another source. Students should always review their semester bill to determine whether a balance is due after submitting a voucher/grant letter. For example, if the semester balance is $3535.20 and the student submits a voucher worth $1000.00, the student is responsible for paying $2535.20. A billing supervisor at Bursar can address any uncertainties.

Step 3: Billing the Sponsor
Award letters/vouchers will not be certified (billed) until the add/drop/withdraw period has ended and the student’s financial aid packaging is complete. If funding from the employer/sponsor is contingent upon registration status, grades or financial aid, the Bursar's Office reserves the right to disclose all academic/financial information as required by the sponsor as well as postpone, adjust, cancel or return benefits.

Billing guidelines and college policy dictate how deductions are made against the balance, including:

Third-Party Waiver

The Bursar's Office may apply a third-party waiver (provisional deduction) in CUNYfirst to reduce the student’s bill by the amount indicated on their sponsor voucher or grant letter. This will reflect as a “transfer to third-party contract” on the student record. Provisional deductions may only be applied when a final bill is sent to the sponsor. Third-party waivers can only be applied if the sponsor is available on CUNYfirst. If the sponsor is not available on CUNYfirst, a third-party waiver cannot be posted on the student's account until the funds are successfully remitted to John Jay College (see deferred payment). A third-party waiver allows the student to view their most current balance in the student center and receive refunds from overpayments (i.e., Student payment, federal or private loan, Pell grant, etc.).

Third-party waivers do not constitute a live payment (i.e., check/corporate check, wire transfer, electronic funds transfer etc.) and are subject to change without notice, not limited to enrollment status, financial aid or entitlement. Third-party waivers that are funded in entirety by the sponsor payer will remain on the account and no additional action will be necessary. However, if the sponsor pays less than the certified (billed) amount the third-party waiver will be reduced and the student will be responsible for satisfying the remaining balance as soon as possible (including any undue refunds or late fees). If the sponsor payer revokes entitlement (pays nothing) the third-party waiver will be rescinded (removed from CUNYfirst) and the student will be responsible for satisfying the remaining balance as soon as possible (including any undue refunds or late fees).

Deferred Payment

Vouchers or grant letters from sponsors that are not available on CUNYfirst cannot be considered for a third-party waiver. Bursar will submit an invoice to the sponsor per John Jay's billing guidelines, but deductions will not be made against the balance until the sponsor remits payment (i.e., wire transfer, electronic funds transfer or corporate check). Depending on the sponsor, payment may not reflect on the student account for up to 180 days. If the sponsor pays less than the certified (billed) amount or revokes sponsorship (pays nothing), the student will be responsible for satisfying the remaining balance as soon as possible (including any undue refunds or late fees).

Deferred Billing

The Bursar’s Office cannot bill the sponsor until certain conditions are met (i.e., payment is contingent on the student's final grades; student is required to complete the semester etc.). Should the student not meet such conditions upon or after billing, they will be responsible for satisfying their remaining balance as soon as possible. If the sponsor pays less than the certified (billed) amount or revokes sponsorship (pays nothing), the student will be responsible for satisfying the remaining balance as soon as possible (including any undue refunds or late fees).

 


Tuition Waivers

CUNY Employee Waiver
Tuition may be waived for undergraduate and graduate courses at any CUNY college on a space available, no cost basis depending upon the term the employee is registered for, their category/title, the number of credits attempted and their amount of service time.

Step 1: Approval from College of Employment
Obtain a CUNY Employee Tuition Waiver and complete the form in its entirety. Staff members must visit the Human Resources department in their college/administrative office to get their tuition waiver approved. This must be done for each term.

Step 2: Submit the Waiver the Bursar’s Office at John Jay College*
HR approved CUNY Employee Waivers must be submitted to the Bursar's Office by the term posted due date. It is recommended that the employee submit an original form (no photcopies) in person. E-mail and fax will also be accepted, however, the original signed forms must be mailed or dropped offWaivers are valid for tuition charges ONLY. Credits in excess of the waiver cap, student/ancillary and non-instructional fees are NOT covered by this waiver and may vary based on course type and/or program of study. Refer to your CUNYfirst account to access your most current balance. Tuition/fees past due are subject to enrollment cancellation, late fees and/or account holds. *John Jay College employees taking courses at other CUNY institutions must submit approved waivers to the Bursar’s office at the College of study.

Employee Category

Service Requirements

Course Type & Credit Limits

Summer Session

Winter Session

Instructional Staff

UG – 1 year
GR – None

UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits

No

No

Classified Managerial

UG – 1 year
GR – None

UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits

No

No

Adjunct Teaching Titles

10 Consecutive Semesters

1 Course (UG or GR)

No

No

Gittleson Titles

6 Months

UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits

Yes UG Only

No

Classified White Collar

1 Year

UG – No Limit
GR – 3 Credits

Yes UG Only

No

Classified Blue Collar

1 Year

UG – No Limit
GR – 3 Credits

Yes UG Only

No

Skilled Trades

1 Year

UG – No Limit
GR – None (Undergraduate Only)

Yes

No


Police Office Waiver
This is a one-time course waiver and does not extend beyond the semester in which the waiver is rewarded. The waiver may apply to any semester (Winter Intercession, Spring, Summer & Fall). These are unfunded waivers as determined by the University Budget Office and therefore, the college will not receive any reimbursement

Step 1: Approval from John Jay College
Obtain a Police Office Waiver and complete the form in its entirety. The police officer must then present his/her NYC Police Department shield (badge) and the photo ID (containing the TAX ID # and date of birth) to Jay Express. The photo ID must include the student’s rank of police officer. Photocopies are not accepted. Photocopies of the ID will be made in person by an authorized staff member.

Step 2: Submit the Waiver the Bursar’s Office at John Jay College
Once the forms are approved (stamped) by Jay Express, the student must submit all documents to the Bursar’s Office for processing. The waiver is typically applied within the first ten business days of the semester/session start date.


Uniformed Service Waiver
The Uniformed Service Waiver is a partial tuition waiver available to New York City and some New York State full-time, non-supervisory, uniformed service personnel. Eligible students may be entitled to a partial tuition waiver of $100 (Spring/Fall semesters only) that will be applied to the tuition balance. The student must also fulfill the employment eligibility requirement, be enrolled as a matriculated student in a degree granting program, and pursing their first Baccalaureate Degree. The student is responsible for any outstanding tuition balance.  

Step 1: Approval from John Jay College
Obtain a Uniformed Service Waiver and complete the form in its entirety. The officer must then present the completed forms and his/her Police ID (front &back) to Jay Express.  Photocopies are not accepted. Photocopies of the ID will be made in person by an authorized staff member.

Step 2: Submit the Waiver the Bursar’s Office at John Jay College
Once the forms are approved (stamped) by Jay Express, the student must submit all documents to the Bursar’s Office for processing. The waiver is typically applied within the first ten business days of the semester/session start date.