2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates for undergraduate students are established by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. All fees and tuition charges listed in this bulletin and in any registration materials issued by the College are subject to change without prior notice by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.

In the event of any increase in fees or tuition charges, payments already made to the College will be treated as partial payment. Students will be notified of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment. Students who have not paid all fees and tuition by the time indicated will not be considered registered and will not be admitted to classes.

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

New York State Residents  
Full-time matriculated students (12–18 credits): $ 3,365.00 per semester
Part-time matriculated students (fewer than 12 credits): $ 295.00 per credit hour
Non-degree students: $ 430.00 per credit hour 
Senior citizens auditing course: $ 65.00  
Out-of-State Residents  
Matriculated students: $ 600.00 per credit hour 
Non-degree students: $ 890.00 per credit hour 

Please Note: BA/MA students are charged graduate tuition for credits taken after 120 credits. This additional tuition charge begins in the semester in which the student registers for the 120th credit.

New York State Residency

For the purposes of determining tuition charges, a student is considered a resident of the State of New York if the student has a principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester with respect to which the residency determination is made. Such a student must state an intention to live permanently and maintain a principal place of abode in New York State. Residence in a dormitory, hotel, or other temporary housing facility does not in itself establish New York State residency. The College may require appropriate documentation to verify residency status.


Undergraduate Fees
per Semester/Session
Student Activity Fee $ 128.75 $ 104.00
Technology Fee $ 125.00 $ 62.50
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee $ 15.00 $ 15.00
Senate $ 1.45 $ 1.45
Total $ 270.20 $ 182.95
Material Fees
Students may incur an additional fee for materials for courses in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science and Physics. The fee ranges $15 to $40 depending upon the course.
Miscellaneous Fees
(the following fees may be paid by either check or money order)
Change of Program $ 18.00
Duplicate I.D. $ 10.00
Duplicate Record/Bursar Receipt/Bill $ 5.00
Duplicate Diploma $ 30.00
Late Registration $ 25.00
Nonpayment Service Fee $ 15.00
Make-up Examinations $ 25.00
Second Make-Up Exam $ 30.00
Third Make-Up Exam $ 35.00
Transcripts $ 7.00
Readmission $ 20.00

Tuition for Veterans and Military Personnel

In-State Tuition Rates

All members of the armed services on full-time active duty and stationed in the State of New York, their spouses and dependent children pay New York State Resident tuition. All veteran students and active, reserve, and National Guard military students pay the in-state tuition rate. Military/veteran spouses and children using Department of Veteran Affairs benefits to fund their education also pay the in-state tuition rate.

Tuition Deferrals

Military and veteran students will receive deferments of their tuition payments pending receipt of their veterans’ benefits.

Tuition Refunds

Students who drop courses during the refund period (first three weeks of the semester) will automatically be processed for refunds based on the date of the transaction. The date on which the application is filed is considered to be the official date of the transaction. Non-attendance in classes does not waive the tuition liability incurred at registration. Students should allow approximately eight weeks for refund checks to be processed and mailed.


Resignation filed:
Before the 1st day of class
100 percent reduction in tuition liability
Within the first week of classes
75 percent reduction in tuition liability
Within the second week of classes
50 percent reduction in tuition liability
Within the third week of classes
25 percent reduction in tuition liability
After the third week of classes
No reduction in tuition liability
Please note: students should refer to the academic calendar on the College’s website for specific dates as well as the refund schedules for the summer and winter Sessions

The City University of New York Policy on Withholding Student Records

Students who are delinquent and/or in default in any of their financial accounts with the College, the University, or an appropriate state or federal agency for which the University acts as either a disbursing or certifying agent, and students who have not completed exit interviews as required by the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Family Education Loan Programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Nursing Student Loan Program, are not permitted to complete registration, or be issued a copy of their grade, a transcript of academic record, certificate or degree, nor are they to receive funds under the federal campus-based student assistance programs or the Federal Pell Grant Program unless the designated officer, in exceptional hardship cases and consistent with federal and state regulations, waives in writing the application of this regulation.

Enrollment Breaks for Military Service

John Jay College supports students who temporarily discontinue their studies due to military service. Students facing or considering military service breaks in their John Jay studies are strongly encouraged to contact the Military and Veteran Services Manager at rpusateri@jjay.cuny.edu. If they are receiving veteran or military educational benefits, then email the Veteran Certifying Official and Military Point of Contact at leverett@jjay.cuny.edu.

A student who is called up/recalled involuntarily to active duty in the middle of a semester may receive a grade and credit for a course provided they have attended for at least 13 weeks (5 weeks for summer session). A student who has not attended a sufficient time to qualify for a grade is entitled to a 100-percent refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees.

A student who volunteers for active duty during a semester may receive a grade and credit for the course provided they have attended for at least 13 weeks (5 weeks for summer session). A student who has not attended a sufficient time to qualify for a grade is entitled to a refund of 100 percent of tuition and all fees except application fees if the withdrawal is before the beginning of the 5th calendar week of the semester (3rd calendar week for summer session), or 50 percent of tuition and all fees except application fees if the withdrawal is in the 5th week or later (3rd week for summer session).

Administrative Cancellations

Students are entitled to full refunds in the event that courses or registrations are canceled by the College.

Outstanding Debts to the College

Students with outstanding debts to the College may not register for a succeeding semester until the debts are cleared. Personal checks in payment of delinquent accounts will not be accepted during the registration period. Transcripts and diplomas shall not be released with outstanding liabilities with the College.

Returned Check Policy

Checks returned unpaid to the College by a financial institution, no matter the amount or reason for the return, will automatically incur a $20 reprocessing fee in addition to the original obligation. The Bursar will attempt to notify the student or former student who submitted the returned check to provide information on making payment. Full payment must be made within two weeks of the date of the check being returned to the College. Failure to meet this deadline will result in an additional $15 Late Payment Service Fee and, in some cases, that account being turned over to the College’s collection attorneys for appropriate action. The Bursar will not accept checks in payment of tuition or fees-even if the student wishes to use someone else’s check-in cases where the student has previously given the College a check which has been returned by a bank. If the financial institution supplies a letter to the College admitting error on its part, the student will have his/her check writing privileges restored. A student who fails to pay tuition or other obligations will be denied access to his/her records and will be prevented from registering in the future.