Registering and Paying Your Bill Online

How to Register Online

  • Go to the CUNYfirst login page and enter your username and password.  If you haven't activated your CUNYfirst account, click "First Time Users" and enter all required information.
  • From the Enterprise Menu, select Self Service then Student Center.
  • On the Student Center page in the Academics section, click "Enroll."
  • The "Add Classes" page will open. If you know the class number, enter it in the "Enter Class Nbr" field. Otherwise, click the "Search" tab and enter the specific criteria of the class, then click "Add to Shopping Cart."
  • Once you've found the appropriate classes to add to your schedule, check the box next to the class and click "Proceed to Step 2 of 3." (Be aware that adding classes to your shopping cart does not mean you're registered, you must confirm your registration).
  • The "Confirm Classes" section will now appear. Review the status icons to ensure these classes are available.
  • Select "Finish Enrolling" to confirm the registration of the classes.
  • Finally, the "View Results" section will appear. The Message column will indicate whether or not you've successfully added each class.
  • Once you have registered successfully, return to your Student Center page to view your balance.

How to Pay Your Bill Online

One-time payment:

Please Note: One-time online payments can only be made using an electronic check (eCheck).

  • Log in to your CUNYfirst account.
  • Select Student Center.
  • Scroll to the Finances section and click "Make a Payment".
  • Have your bank account number and routing number available.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the payment. You will receive a message in the Payment Result page as to whether your payment has been accepted or declined.

Nelnet Payment Plan:

Please Note: Credit card payments can only be processed via the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan.

  • Log in to your CUNYfirst account.
  • Select Student Center.
  • Scroll to the Finances section and select "Enroll/Manage Payment Plan".
  • Turn off your pop-up blocker to be redirected to the Nelnet website.
  • Select the appropriate semester plan and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  • If successful, you will receive a confirmation email with your plan total and payment schedule.