This section on finances and work opportunities provides information about the college’s formal system that you will need to manage once you have applied and committed to attend City Tech. By enrolling, you will acquire financial and other obligations. The offices listed here will provide the necessary information and resources that can help you navigate your academic and financial journey.
For more information on the formal system,
see Chapter 2 of The Companion for the First Year at City Tech
The mission of the Registrar’s Office is to maintain the integrity of its educational records and provide administrative support for the college’s diverse urban community in a manner that is efficient, professional, and ethical.
Forms regarding transcripts and students’ permanent records are available on this site.
Location: Namm Building Ground Floor, NG15
Dropping Classes and Withdrawing Classes
If you do not plan on attending, OFFICIALLY drop all classes. The college will not do it for you.
Your obligation for paying tuition and fees starts on the FIRST day of class for each semester, regardless of whether or not you have classes on that day.
If you withdraw from a course on or after the first day of the semester/session you will be accountable for tuition charges. This amount will be a certain percentage of the course tuition, depending on how much of the semester has elapsed. The longer you wait to withdraw, the less money you will get back.
Please see the academic calendar for the drop/withdrawal dates. All important dates regarding your academic and financial responsibilities for each semester are listed.
The Bursar’s Office receives tuition and fee payments in cash, by personal check or money order.
To pay tuition by credit card or debit card, e-check, or from savings, you must pay online through your CUNYfirst account.
Downloading your eBill
Instructions: How to download your eBill from CUNYfirst
Location: Namm Building Ground Floor, NG06
Financial aid is available to students in the form of grants, loans, and work-study.
- Grants provide funds that do not have to be repaid.
- Loans must be repaid.
- Federal Work-Study consists of part-time employment, either on campus or in an outside agency (see entry below).
Eligibility for most federal and NY State aid programs is based on financial need and several other factors. Your eligibility is determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA and TAP applications. In addition, you have to maintain satisfactory academic progress while you are attending school.
Location: Namm Building Ground Floor, NG13
Federal funds (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans, etc.) are awarded the expectation that you attend your classes and remain in school for the period of enrollment. If you withdraw, Federal regulations require the College to calculate your eligibility for payment based upon the number of days you actually attended.
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Jobs are available both on and off-campus and include community service work. Consult the FAQ on the website.
Scholarship & Residency Services
The Scholarships & Residency Services assists students through the scholarship application process. Information to guide you through the process of applying for scholarships and grants is available on the website.
Eligible students are selected through our database and invited to apply for the awards for which they are eligible. Eligibility for a scholarship, whether merit-based or need-based, is determined upon entrance into the college, based on academic strengths and–if you apply for financial aid–your financial need. We continue to monitor eligibility throughout each student’s career at the college.
Location: Namm Building Ground Floor, NG09
CUNY Service Corps
The Service Corps gives students the chance to improve New York City’s future – while gaining real-world work experience and earning an hourly wage. Students commit to serving in the program for one year from the Fall through Spring semesters for 11-12 hours per week.
Location: Library Building, L114