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Billing and Payments

 

Important Information Regarding Credit Card Payments

FIT has contracted with a third party company to manage all on-line credit card payments for tuition, dormitory and other college related costs.  

Effective July 17, 2018 FIT will no longer accept in-person, mail or fax credit/debit card payments.

FIT will continue to accept in-person payments in the form cash, checks at no additional cost. If you choose to use a credit card for any of these expenses you will have to pay the servicer a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.85% for each credit card transaction. There will be no charge for online payments using your checking or savings account.

Tuition Billing

The Office of the Bursar does not send bills by U.S. mail. Your billing invoice is available to view and print through the Student Bill Payment
website. When your semester bill is ready to be viewed online an email will be sent to your FIT email address or alternate email or text
message. Visit the Student Bill Payment website to set up your alternate email address and opt into text messaging.
Tuition and dormitory payment due dates are determined in advance and may vary from one academic year to the next. The Fall semester's
payment is generally due on or about August 1st. The Spring semester's payment is generally due on or about January 2nd. Students who register after the payment due date will be required to make payment in full upon registration.

 

Payment Due Dates 

Semester Due Date
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018
Winter 2018 December 1, 2018
Spring 2019 January 3, 2019
Summer 2019 May 1, 2019

Financial Aid

Students who are awarded aid may deduct the total amount awarded from their semester charges. Official acceptance of your financial aid award may be required before your financial aid payments reflect on your student account. Please see ACCEPTING AWARDS for additional information.

Ways to Pay Your Bill

Payments Online

  • Payments are made online through our secure Student Bill Payment website with your credit or debit cards or your personal checking or savings account. 
  • Accepted credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Credit and Debit Card payments will be assessed a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.85 % per transaction.
  • Accepted credit cards:  American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. 
  • Electronic check payments (ACH) from any U.S. banks with a valid checking or savings accounts. There is no additional charge for ACH payments.
  • Checks issued from bank credit cards, lines of credit, Home Equity loan checks, or other non checking accounts will be returned for non-payment. 
  • Your student account will be charged an additional  $25.00 returned check fee.

Wire Transfer

  • A wire transfer is an electronic method of transferring funds from one bank to another. When the transfer is complete your bank will provide a confirmation number documenting the transfer. It may be necessary for you to contact FIT once your wire transfer is completed to ensure that your funds are posted to your student account. You may also be required to show documentation of your wire transfer.
  • Please allow 2-4 business days for your payment to be posted to your account.
  • Please include student's name, student ID number and specify that the funds are for payment of tuition and fees. 
  • To pay by wire transfer contact the Bursar's Cashiering Office at 212 217.3680 or the Bursar's Administrative Office at 212 217.3720 for the school's wire transfer information.

 Paying by Mail

  • Print your student billing invoice from the Bill Payment website. Cut off the bottom portion of the invoice and mail it with your payment to the address indicated on the form. If you are unable to print your invoice, simply mail in your check and include your Student ID number on the front of your check.
  • Mail your payment to:
    • Bursar's Office - Cashiering Operations
      Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B127
      227 West 27th Street
      New York, NY 10001-5992
  • Please allow up to 10 business days to process your payment.
  • Returned checks will be charged a return check fee of $25.00. 
  • Students' accounts incurring more that one returned check may be restricted from making payments by this method.

Paying in Person 

  • In-person payments can be made in the Bursar's Cashiering Office located in room B127 in the Business and Liberal Arts Center.
  • Hours of Operation are:         
Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am -5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • For your convenience a payment drop box is available after regular business hours.

Non-Payment of Tuition and Fees

  • If you have not satisfied your financial obligations by the published tuition due date, except for certified financial aid or enrollment in the semester Payment Plan, you may be de-registered and all your classes dropped.
  • If you are de-registered and wish to re-enroll in your courses a late registration and program change fees may be assessed.
  • You are not guaranteed class availability if you need to re-register for courses.
  • A late payment fee of 1.5% will be assessed per month on your outstanding balances.
  • A hold will be placed on your student account which will prevent you from registering for future classes, sending transcripts or receiving other services from the college.
  • Outstanding balances may be referred to a licensed collection agency at the end of the term and collection fees may be added to the balance.
  • If legal action becomes necessary, litigation and all court costs will be your responsibility to pay.

Note:  A stop payment on a check is not considered an official withdrawal from the college. If you cancel or stop payment on a check for non-attendance, you will be charged a $25.00 returned check fee. Subsequently you will also be responsible for making payment for the courses in which you were enrolled. If you want to withdraw from the college, please follow the proper procedures. See Withdrawing from the College.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions about making payments to your billing account please send an email to bursarhelp@fitnyc.edu.  You may also call the Bursar's Cashiering Office at 212 217.3680 or the Bursar's Administrative Office at 212 217.3720.

 

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