Red Hawk Dollars

Red Hawk Dollars provide "swipe and go" convenience while making purchases on campus without cash!

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How to transfer credit from financial aid and loans to Red Hawk Dollars to buy books, parking permits, etc.?

     Fill out and submit an Account Credit Transfer form (located in the Forms section of this website).

     Please be sure to check NEST prior to submitting a form to confirm if credit is available.

Red Hawk Dollars Account Credit Transfer Forms are currently being processed for the spring 2017 semester.  Please submit your form prior to the start of the semester to avoid delays in processing.  Current processing time is 24 hours (business days only).

***Important note:  Prior to sending in your form, please confirm your Title IV status is "authorized" on your NEST account.  Account credit can only be transferred to Red Hawk Dollars if the Title IV status is "authorized".  If the Title IV status is "rescinded", it must be updated to "authorized" by submitting a Title IV Authorization form to the Student Accounts Office - College Hall 218. Please allow 3 business days for processing updates to Title IV status.

Once your Title IV authorization status has been updated to "authorized", you may then submit the Account Credit Trasnfer form to the Auxiliary Servcies Office (Student Center - lower level) or fax to 973-655-3427.


Red Hawk Dollars is an account tied to your Montclair State University ID card that acts like a debit account.  Deposit funds into your account via cash, check, credit card, or student account credit transfer (credit from loans or financial aid) and begin using your University ID card to purchase goods at University Dining Service facilities, most vending machines throughout campus, the University Bookstore, select off campus merchants, and more.

Funds in a Red Hawk Dollars account carry over semester to semester, year to year as long as you are registered for classes.

Accounts may only be closed upon graduation or withdrawal from the University, or termination of employment.  A processing fee of $15.00 will be charged to the Red Hawk Dollars account prior to closure and refund calculation.

All University debts must be satisfied prior to a refund being processed. All requests for refunds upon graduation, withdrawal from the University, or termination of employment must be received within ninety (90) days of graduation, withdrawal, or termination. Any funds left in the Red Hawk Dollars account longer than ninety (90) days are forfeited and become the property of the University.