Payment Deadlines

Payment Deadlines (2016-2017)

Term bills are posted electronically to the students NEST account. Bills are not mailed.

 Bills not paid by the established deadline will be subject to:

 Holds, Late Fee, Canvas Deactivation and Deregistration


Bill Issued on NEST

Payment Due

Late Fee Applied 

Summer 2016 Term

April 5, 2016

May 16, 2016


Fall 2016 Term

July 25, 2016

August 15, 2016

 September 12, 2016

Winter 2016 Term

November 21, 2016

December 12, 2016

 December 19, 2016

Spring 2017 Term

November 23, 2016

January 9, 2017

 January 16, 2017








  • Deadline dates are subject to change. Students are required to review NEST continuously throughout the semester for changes to the term bill and/or deadlines.
  • Students on payment plans must follow the plan payment schedule for due dates.


    *Subject to change



Late Fee Waiver Request Information

The Offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid will approve a one-time waiver of the late fee if a student encounters circumstances determined by the University to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student.

Beginning July 2009, Montclair State University no longer mails paper bills or statements. All statements are posted and available for viewing on the Student Web Enrollment Student Services (WESS) Account Summary website.  It is the student’s responsibility to pay tuition, fees, and all other charges by the published due date provided on the Student Accounts webpage and the current term bill. If registered after the due date, payment is due within 24 hours.

The Late Fee Waiver Request Form must be submitted within the term you are charged. If a late fee has been waived in a prior term, future requests will not be honored. Submitting a form for a prior term will result in an automatic denial; your student account will not be retroactively adjusted. Appeals are reviewed on first come, first serve basis. Depending upon the complexity of the appeal and receipt of all supporting documentation (if deemed necessary), the processing time may vary. This time cannot be expedited. Please be mindful of this if you are interested in registering for future terms or in need of a transcript.

Below find the unacceptable list of reasons to request a waiver. You do not have to pay the fee in question while your request is being reviewed however, all other charges on your account must be paid accordingly. Submit the completed Late Fee Waiver Request Form (located on the back) to the department from whom you received the form. If approved, you will be able to see the adjustment on WESS. If denied, an email will be sent to your WESS email address and payment must be remitted immediately.

 Late fee waiver requests will NOT be accepted for the following reasons:

  • Payment is remitted after the posted due date.
  • The Payment Plan established was under budget for the term bill.

  • Lack of payment to the Payment Plan resulting in a terminated account.

  • Verbally informing a staff member that payment is pending.

  • Student error(s) or lack of providing necessary documentation resulting in the delay of administrative processes relative to registration or the delivery of financial aid funds.

  • Financial Aid paperwork submitted after the posted deadline.

  • Private Loan, scholarships or employer/third-party payments not requested, applied or received prior to the deadline.

  • Misinterpretation or lack of knowledge of University policies and/or procedures.

  • Personal errors in judgment involving transportation, availability of finances, academic ability, time management.

  • Inadequate investigation of course requirements prior to registration and attendance.

  • Non-receipt of mail due to obsolete/incorrect address on file with the Registrar’s Office.

  • Failure to activate, review and/or maintain your official MSU e-mail account and/or WESS account.

  • Failure to receive important emails due to an over quota email account.

  • Dissatisfaction with instructor, course content, or delivery of instruction.
  • Failure to notify or provide WESS access to parent/legal guardian or payer of your term bill.

  • Change of personal and/or family financial status. 

          Late Fee Waiver Form