Bursar

Billing for Tuition and Fees

The Bursar is responsible for collecting payments for tuition and fees at Baruch College. Questions related to these bills should be initially handled by the Bursar Office. Please contact or visit the office for more information

Employee sponsored plans and third party vouchers

Obtain a voucher from your employer or organization and present it at the time of registration to defer your tuition.  Third party vouchers are applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the company.  The voucher or letter must be on company letterhead and must state your name, student ID number, semester and the amount of the voucher.  You should be prepared to pay any difference in tuition and fees not covered by your employer or third party.  Employee reimbursement plans are not considered third party.

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Appeal process for disputing tuition charges
In instances related specifically to registration billing and penalty issues, if a student feels that the school charged them incorrectly or they were penalized unfairly they can appeal the charges. These cases usually relate to dropping of courses (and the penalties associated with dropping after the first day of classes) as well as the billing status (resident versus non-resident) of a student. The student must put their complaint in writing (with all documentation that reinforces the students reasons for appeal) and present the information to the Registrar's Office. All complaints are discussed at regularly scheduled refund committee meeting where each case is approved or disapproved by the committee. The Registrar's Office will contact the student and inform them of the result of the committee review.

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Tuition Deferments

After registering, please check the schedule of classes for your payment due date.  You may request a partial deferment of tuition up to and including your due date. Deferments may be requested at the bursar's office or other designated area during the registration period.  Once late registration has ended, deferments are no longer available and the tuition bill must be paid in full. 

When requesting a deferment, you are required to pay 50% of the balance due for tuition and fees as a down payment.  You can access E-SIMS to find out your account balance.  Financial aid awards cannot be used to satisfy the 50% down payment requirement. You must sign a deferral agreement and your due date for the second and final payment will be 30 days after the official first day of classes..  After you have received your deferment, your initial payment may be made at the bursar's office OR online through your E-SIMS account.  Note: the deferment process is not complete until you have made your initial payment.  Your payment must be made by your due date or your classes may be cancelled. 

An email reminder will be sent to your Baruch email address for the second due date. Failure to remit payment by the due date will result in a $15.00 late fee being assessed on your account.  A Bursar Stop will also be placed on your account.


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Financial Aid

To ensure that financial aid is applied to your bill in a timely manner, you should check that you have indicated the correct school code on your FAFSFA and TAP applications.  The federal code for FAFSFA is 007273.  The code for TAP is 1409.

The financial aid listed on your bill is estimated until paid.  Your financial aid is based not only on financial need, but your enrollment (#of credit you are taking) status, citizenship, residency, etc.  If you drop classes, take classes that do not count towards your degree or stop attending, your financial aid could be adversely affected.  If your financial aid is decreased during or after the semester, you are responsible for paying any subsequent balance due.

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Return of Financial Aid Award

If you withdraw from all of your classes, the college is required to perform a recalculation of your Title IV eligibility.  Title IV funds include PELL, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, etc.  The percentage of aid earned is calculated based on the number of days you attended.  Any aid or loans you received in excess of the recalculated amount must be returned to the appropriate federal program.  You will be billed for any Title IV funds returned on your behalf by the College.

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Residency Deferments
CUNY regulations require that every student that is admitted to Baruch for the first time or is returning after skipping a semester must prove that they are a New York State resident.  Residency forms and instructions are available on the Admissions Office website.  If you are filing residency documents with the Admissions office, a temporary deferral of the non-resident portion of your tuition will be granted upon request.  Once the student's residency is approved, the deferment will be reversed. If the student's residency is not approved, the student will be liable for the amount that was deferred.

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New CUNY Policy Regarding Collection Agency Costs
If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bills and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the college.  Students whose accounts are sent for collection must pay the collection agency directly.   Payments will not be accepted at the Bursar Office once an account is sent for collection..

In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.

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