Office of the Bursar


The Bursar’s Office mission is to provide professional, courteous, timely, and accurate services to students and the CUNY SPH community while adhering to all policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements set forth by CUNY, NY State, and the Federal Government. The Office’s core responsibilities include collecting and processing tuition and fee payments, maintaining student financial records, managing student refunds, overseeing student payment plans, and implementing collection. The Bursar’s Office can be contacted at: bursar@sph.cuny.edu. Please note that inquiries must be sent from official @SPH email addresses to ensure security verification.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are determined by the CUNY Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. In the event of an increase in the tuition and fee prices, payments already made will be treated as partial payments. Notification will be given to students concerning the amount owed and the deadline date to pay.

Tuition is charged based upon the following criteria:

  • Residency Status: NY State Resident or Non-NY State Resident

  • Student Status: Doctoral or Graduate Student

  • Degree Status: Degree Student (Matriculated) or Non-Degree Student (Non-Matriculated)

  • Full-Time or Part-Time Status: some groups pay per credit; please review the table of charges

  • Number of Credits: as applicable (some students pay flat rates; please review the table of charges)

  • Doctoral Level: each level I, II, and III pay different rates

Mandatory Term Fees are charged based upon the following criteria:

  • Full-Time/Part-Time Status

  • Student Status (Doctoral or Graduate Student)

  • Semester

If a student is enrolled full-time and drops to part-time status on or after the first official day of classes, the full-time fee rate is charged. Mandatory fees are non-refundable except for students who drop all their classes prior to the first official day of classes.

The School also charges general fees for services or special documents. These fees include application fees, re-admission fees, transcript fees, etc. For a complete listing of all tuition rates and fees, please see the Tuition and Fees page on the CUNY SPH website.

Commitment Deposit

New students are required to pay a commitment deposit. The deposit will be applied to tuition charges for the applicable term.

Payment and Refunds

Payment due dates can be found on the CUNY SPH Academic Calendar. Information about payment options can be found on the CUNY SPH website. If a student has registered for courses and chooses not to attend, they must drop classes prior to the first official day of the semester (this may not be the first day that their class meets) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Any student that does not officially drop their classes prior to the start of the term will be charged tuition and fees based upon the University’s academic calendar and policy.

Students can be issued refunds for a number of reasons including dropped classes, fee changes and excess financial aid. For more details about the refund policy and other payment issues, see the CUNY SPH website.

Administrative appeals for charges should be sent to the School’s Student Life representative.