Tuition Payment Plan

Spring 2017

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. Students MUST have completed their previous payment plan prior to enrolling in the next semester’s payment plan.

To avoid a late fee in the Spring 2017 semester, you must enroll in a payment plan prior to February 15, 2017, and ensure that your monthly payments are made on time and have successfully been posted to your account.

Past due balances may not be included as part of the plan; the University will cancel these payment plans.


The first installment (Down Payment) and a $30 enrollment fee are due upon sign up.

There is a minimum balance of $800.00 to be paid through the installments (not including the down payment).

Payment Plan

Enrollment Period

 Payment Due Dates

5 Month Payment Plan

November 30 - December 14

January 15 - April 15

4 Month Payment Plan

December 15 - January 14

February 15 - April 15

3 Month Payment Plan

January 15 - February 14

March 15 – April 15



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


  • Payment Methods: 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.

    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.

  • Returned Payments: 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.
  • New Charges: 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.

  • Late Payment: 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.
  • Holds: 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.
  • FERPA Policy: 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.