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Paying Tuition

You can pay your tuition online in your CUNYfirst account to avoid waiting in line. Payments through the web are 100% secured by VeriSign. Or you may pay in person at the Bursar's Office, located in C110, during our business hours. You can pay any time after completing your registration.

The following forms of payment are accepted at LaGuardia for paying tuition:

  • Cash: You can pay your tuition and fees in full with cash at the Bursar's window. You can't pay for the Nelnet payment plan with cash. See the Nelnet website for more information.
  • Check or Money Order: You can pay with a check or money order. You can even pay with a check online: e-check is one of your checks and you can use it online in CUNYfirst. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "LaGuardia Community College."  Please include your CUNYfirst ID number on the face of the check or money order. Students whose checks are returned by their bank will be subject to a $20.00 reprocessing fee, and will be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified check. NOTE: For your convenience, you can mail your check or money order to the Bursar's Office, or you can drop your payment in the drop box located next to the Bursar's window.
  • Credit or Debit Card: You can use a credit or debit card for single tuition and fees payments through CUNYfirst Self-Service. The service is offered through Nelnet, and there is a service fee of 2.65% for each card payment you make. Nelnet will advise you of the service fee amount before you decide to use a credit or debit card to pay. Please note that the service fee is in addition to the tuition and fees payment and will appear as a separate charge on your cardholder statement. CUNY receives no part of the service fee.
  • Payment Plan: You can pay with the interest-free Nelnet monthly payment plan. You can pay with a credit card only by enrolling in the payment plan
  • Employer Voucher: You can pay with a Third Party Voucher from your employer or sponsor. Obtain a voucher from your employer or sponsor and present it prior to your payment due date. NOTE: This option is applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the employer or sponsor. Employee reimbursement plans are not considered third party.

If your account is active with a collection agency, all payments must be made to the collection agency, and they'll forward your payment to us.

For more information, visit the Payment Options section of our website.

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