Tuition Payment Plan

Summer 2016 Tuition Payment Plan 

Due to federal regulations as it relates to the Truth in Lending Act, Montclair State University had to discontinue using a third party company for the short term payment plans. As a courtesy, students will not be dropped from their summer 2016 courses or assessed a late fee.

However, this does not negate the fact that every student must resolve their bill. The official deadline is May 16, 2016. We are extending the summer deadline through August 1 to allow students to make payments towards their summer bill. Bills that are not resolved, will be placed on hold.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to better Montclair State University.

 If you may have any questions regarding payment options, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (973) 655-4105.

 Fall 2016

Tuition Payment Plan

Montclair State University offers a self-monitored payment plan which is processed through our Touchnet payment gateway. All students are responsible for ensuring their contracts are correct and payments are up to date. Students can enroll for 1 semester at a time. This plan is interest free and available for a modest fee. Enrollment is available for a limited time. This is NOT a loan.

To avoid a late fee in the fall 2016 semester, you must enroll in a payment plan prior to September 12, 2016, and ensure that your monthly payments are made on time and have successfully been posted to your account.

Please refer to our Payment Deadlines so you may plan accordingly. Past due balances may not be included as part of the plan. The University will cancel these payment plans.


There is a minimum balance of $1,000.00 to enroll in a plan.

The first installment and a $30 enrollment fee are due upon sign up.

Payment Plan

Enrollment Period

 Payment Due Dates




5 Month Payment Plan

July 25 - August 14

August 15 - December 15




4 Month Payment Plan

August 15 - September 14

September 15 - December 15




3 Month Payment Plan

September 15 - October 14

October 15 - December 15



  • Log into NEST, Select the Student Accounts tab and Select “Payment Plans”.
  • Follow the instructions to enroll in the payment plan through Touch Net
  • For questions about the payment plan, you may contact the Office of Student Accounts at 973-655-4105.



  • Once a payment plan is established, you must make payment online directly through the Touchnet Payment Plan Portal. Do not make payments directly to MSU unless your plan was canceled or terminated.
  •  Payment can be made online by electronic check or credit card. When paying by credit card, a non-refundable convenience fee will be added to the amount charged by our credit card servicer.
  • All returned/rejected check (e-check) payments due to incorrect information (i.e.; invalid account number, banks inability to locate account due to invalid routing/account number, non-sufficient funds, stop payments, etc.) will be will be assessed a $60.00 return check. Your initial payment will be reversed and holds will placed on the student account.
  • If at any time you have new charges posted to your account, such as fines, tuition, room and board, etc., your payment plan contract and installments will be recalculated within 24-48 hours. It is your responsibility to monitor your account.
  • If a payment is not made by the due dates outlined in the contract, a late fee will be assessed after 7 days.
  • Your payment plan will be terminated after 1 month of a missed installment payment. At that time you will then be responsible for paying MSU in full.
  • If your payments are passed due, a registration and transcript hold will be placed onto your account which may prevent registration and/or release of your transcript.
  • Due to privacy reasons, we cannot disclose any information to anyone other than the student.  If the student would like our offices to disclose information to another party, he/she will need to come to our office and complete a FERPA form.