Explanation of Bills
Examples and explanations of bills:
What information is ON my bill?
- All tuition charges
- All fees related to tuition charges
- All paid/unpaid sources of funds applied towards tuition and fee charges appearing on the bill
- All outstanding balances owed by the student for the prior three (3) terms (For example if the bill was for the Fall 2012 term, the "prior year balance" amount would include amounts owed for the Summer 2012, Spring 2012 and Fall 2011 terms.)
What information is NOT on my bill?
- Dorm charges
- Dorm fines and penalties
- Library fines
- Transcript fees, duplicate diploma fees, and miscellaneous requested services
IMPORTANT Billing Information:
- Tuition and fees are determined by the the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice at any time. In the event of a tuition and fee increase, payments already made will be treated as a partial payment. Notification will be given to students concerning the additional amount owed and the deadline to pay.
- The College will not mail your tuition bill unless you request it.
- Students can request that the College mail a paper bill to their address on file for the current semester ONLY. If you need a paid bill for a prior term, you will need to send a $5 money order payable to Hunter College for each bill requested, and you must also request what term bills you need. (Please send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name on file, your address and the last four digits of your student ID#. Email requests will ONLY be accepted from . If you are on campus, you can pick up a copy of your bill at the One Stop for Students, Room 217 North.
- Students should not request a paper bill until AFTER they register.
- The College is not responsible for students whose registration is canceled for non-payment because they did not receive their mailed tuition bill on time. Payments are due on the due date and have nothing to do with whether or not the College mailed a paper copy of your bill.
- Fall bills contain winter session charges.
- The winter session is billed independently of the fall term although it appears on the same bill. If you plan to take 9 credits in the fall term and 3 credits in the winter term, flat rates are NOT applicable.
- Charges for summer sessions I & II are included on the same bill; students in these semesters are always considered part-time.
- If you plan NOT to attend the College and you have any kind of aid/awards on your eSIMS account, you MUST drop your class(es) prior to the first official day of classes to avoid incurring a tuition liability.
- If you officially withdraw from your classes, you still have a 100% tuition and fee liability. Only withdrawing prior to the end of the third week of classes enables a partial refund of tuition.
- If you need to acquire a prior term bill, the College charges $5 for each bill copy. If you plan to mail your payment, please send a money order made payable to Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, Room 238 North, New York, NY 10065.
- Students who wish to audit a class for no credit must still pay the regular tuition rates except for students who are registered and classified as Senior Citizen Auditors.
- If you are classified as a non-resident and you believe that your status is incorrect, new students should contact the Office of Admissions, Room 203 North or (212) 772-4490 and continuing students should contact the One Stop for Students, Room 217 North, or call (212) 772-4474.
- All concerns regarding incorrect billing rates/charges should be resolved PRIOR to the bill due date.
- If you move or need to change your address, please bring photo ID and complete a One Stop for Students, Room 217 North. It is important to keep your address current so that the College can send all requested bills and tax forms to the correct location.
- New students who pay the non-refundable commitment deposit will have their deposit credited towards their bill for the term the deposit was made for. If the student chooses not to attend, the deposit is retained by the College.
If you are taking undergraduate courses and are receiving graduate credits for those courses, you must pay graduate rates.
If you are taking a 3 credit class that meets for 4 hours, you will be charged for that excess contact hours. Resident students pay $65 per excess contact hour and non-residents pay $85 per excess contact hour.
For the following billing issues, please contact the appropriate office: