Payment Options

Cash: You may pay with cash at the cashier’s window, in person at College Hall, Room 216. You must have the students CWID number.

E-Check Payment: We will also accept payments via an e-check; this service is convenient and complimentary. Please use the link entitled e-check on the " Account Summary" page of WESS. You will need to enter your CWID, routing and checking account number. Computer terminals are provided in our Student Accounts office in College Hall, Room 218 for e-check payments. Payments returned for any reason will be assessed an additional fee*.

If MSU receives any returned payments your account will be flagged and e-check will not be accepted as payment again. If paying with an e-check Montclair State University waits approximately 5 business days before removing any type of transcript or registration holds.

Please note that the e-check only gives you the option to pay from your personal checking/savings accounts. Checks that are received as an advance payment using a credit card number/line of credit, mutual fund accounts, money market accounts, cashier checks can not be processed using the E-check payment option. Do not use the account number printed on your ATM card.

*Please note: There will be a $60 fee assessed for all returned/rejected e-check payments due to incorrect information i.e.; invalid account number, can not locate account, non-sufficient funds, stop payments, etc. Your payment may be posted to your MSU account initially, but if a transaction is submitted, and your bank cannot process for any of the above reasons, that payment is returned to us as "unpaid" your payment will be removed from your account as a result and a $60 fee will be assessed. Please double check your entries including your CWID to ensure they are entered correctly before submitting your payment.

Check/Money Order: You may remit a check or money order payment in person or mail to: Montclair State University; Cashier's Office; College Hall Room 216; Montclair, NJ 07043. Make check/money order payable to Montclair State University. Please indicate the student's CWID number on the check/money order. A charge will be assessed to the student's account for returned checks. When making a payment for past semesters to register for a future semester all payments must be certified check, money order, or cash. If paying with a personal check Montclair State University waits approximately two weeks before removing holds on transcripts or registration.

MSU Credit Card: Credit cards payments are accepted online only.

The Cashier’s Office at Montclair State University does not accept credit cards for payment of student accounts. We have arranged with Sallie Mae to accept online credit card payments on our behalf. Sallie Mae accepts American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa. Please note, that there will be a non-refundable convenience fee charged based on and in addition to your payment amount. You can pay by credit card on line by accessing your WESS https://wfs.montclair.edu/ahomepg.htm account summary or using the “Pay by Credit Card” link.

For your accessibility in processing your credit card payments, computer terminals are provided in the Office of Student Accounts located in College Hall, Room 218. The convenience fee is always applied regardless if a computer is utilized in our office or elsewhere.

Please note, when requesting a refund the actual amount paid for tuition and fees will be applied back to your credit card.

The additional convenience fee is charged and collected by Sallie Mae not Montclair State University.

Students who are admitted and register for courses are financially responsible for all charges and fees. Students are encouraged to complete all courses they register for. If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw, students may be eligible for an adjustment of tuition and fees. Students that withdraw and have received financial aid must contact that office. Some of your aid may need to be returned. Any balance that results from a reduction in aid is the responsibility of the student.

Your Montclair State E-mail is the MAIN form of communication. All Missing Information Request and Financial Aid Award Notifications will be sent to your Montclair State email address. Failure to check your Montclair State email, errors in forwarding e-mail, and returned email (from an "over quota" mail box or "unknown user" or other error message) will not excuse a student from missing announcements or deadlines.

Only document(s) required by our office will be retained in your student file. Any documents not required for the processing of aid will be discarded.

Students are encouraged to complete all courses they register for. If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw, students may be eligible for an adjustment of tuition and fees. Students that withdraw and have received financial aid must contact that office. Some of your aid may need to be returned. Any balance that results from a reduction in aid is the responsibility of the student.