Student Services

Canvas - Online Learning

Please see the links below for information relating to Canvas:

Center for Writing Excellence (CWE)

  • Citation Tools
    Citations allow the reader to retrace an author's research. Therefore, electronic as well as other kinds of citations should be as complete as possible. Completeness in electronic citation means including the complete address of the site, the date the page was loaded or refreshed by the webmaster, and the date you viewed it. There are a few citation searching resources available to you. For more information, review the listing of citation management tools.
  • Digital Dashboard
    View the CWE Digital Dashboard, which is filled with with online resources for writers, researchers, and teachers ranging from grammar help to tips on evaluating writing and much more.


After registering for your course, all students must set up their NetIDs as soon as possible. This will:

  • Give you a unique electronic identity for access to university online services, including email
  • Set up your email account so that you can:
    • Receive vital university communications
    • Gain off-campus access to library databases and other resources
    • Gain access to Canvas.

For more information, please contact the technology helpline at 973-655-7971.


  • Electronic Resources
    The MSU Sprague Library provides access to a wide variety of electronic databases, articles, and video/audio streaming. For more information, visit the library website.
  • eReserves
    Electronic Reserves (eReserves), are online resources located in the MSU Blackboard Course Management System. eReserves provide web access to course-related readings and other materials selected by instructors. For more information on eReserves, visit the MSU Sprague Library website.

Microsoft Office

Students who are part of the Educational Leadership or Child Advocacy and Policy online degree program are eligible to receive free Microsoft Office. All you need is a Montclair State University email address.


What is NEST?

NEST (Network Engagement and Student/Staff Transactions) is the primary web gateway for student and faculty/staff self-service. NEST will give you single-sign-on access for many current and upcoming products including Self-Service Banner (SSB). Students have access to NEST by logging on with your University NetID and password.

Click here to be taken directly to the NEST!

What will be available through NEST?

In the first roll-out the following will be available:

Students will be able to:

  1. Update personal and emergency contact information through the product Self-Service Banner (SSB).
  2. Pay housing deposits and new student enrollment fees for Fall 2016 through SSB and the new payment system: TouchNet
  3. Review financial aid information:
    • Current financial aid requirements (if they have a financial aid record) (Note: Financial aid requirements may take additional time to import into NEST. It is important that students check back often for their full financial aid checklist.)
    • Important financial aid web links
  4. View important annoucements and news
  5. View information regarding Summer and Fall 2016 registration
  6. Access through web links in the top navigation section:
    • Gmail
    • Library website
    • University Directory

Next steps

Students will be able to view:

  • Fall 2016 course schedule
  • Academic advising information
  • Important Fall 2016 registration links

Coming soon

Additional functionality will be rolled-out over the next several months.

For example, through NEST students will be able to:

  • Register for classes
  • Pay tuition bills
  • Review academic audit (formerly known as Analysis of Academic Progress)
  • Review financial aid award information
  • Access the Fall 2016 University catalog via CourseLeaf
  • Download the mobile app for managing everything via smartphone or tablet. And much more!

Got questions?

For more information about NEST and the other upcoming OneMontclair software, please visit the OneMontclair website. If you have any questions about the NEST launch, please contact

Other Resources

Career Services

Paying Your Bill

You may pay your bill in person or online with cash, check, money order, E-check, or credit card. For information about our payment plans and paying your term bill, go to the payment options section of the Office of Student Accounts website.