Tuition and Fee Appeal
After classes have begun, a student may experience an extenuating circumstance beyond his or her control that prohibits the student's continued attendance at Montclair State University.
In such a case, the student may be eligible to receive a full tuition adjustment by filing a Tuition Appeal within 6 months from the last date of the semester.
Montclair State University will review a request for tuition and fee appeals provided the student meets the requirements of the University's policy on Tuition and Fees Appeals and submits supporting documentation on official letterhead. Appeals that are incomplete or do not have substantial information for a legitimate appeal will be denied. Appeals must be submitted no later than 6 months from last date of the semester.
Submitting an Appeal:
Students must officially withdraw from courses before their appeal will be considered.
Appeal documents are accepted in person at:
Office of Student Accounts
College Hall, Room 218
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
All appeals are referred to the Tuition and Fees Appeal Committee. This committee is comprised of representatives from the Offices of: Student Accounts, Dean’s Office, Financial Aid, Registrar and other departments, as we deem appropriate per your appeal. Appeals are reviewed on first come, first serve basis. Depending upon the complexity of the appeal and receipt of all supporting documentation, the processing time may vary from six to eight weeks. 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.
•Appeals are approved when a majority of the committee decides in favor of the request.
•Committee decisions are final.
An approved Tuition Adjustment Appeal may affect your financial aid for the semester in which your appeal is approved. You may wish to contact the Financial Aid Office to understand the ramifications of a successful appeal prior to completing and submitting the Tuition/Fee Appeal Statement and the Tuition Adjustment Appeal Request Form.
Review the acceptable and unacceptable list of reasons to request an adjustment. Consider why an exception to the published policy is justified for your situation. Montclair State University has published policies on fees, charges, and refunds. This information is available from the Office of Student Accounts website at www.montclair.edu/registrar/withdrawal-refund-policy/ . Requests that do not comply with the policy are not considered.
Tuition/Fee Adjustment Appeals may be considered for the following extenuating circumstances when the appropriate supporting documentation is provided:
Tuition/Fee Adjustment Appeals will NOT be approved in the following instances:
Tuition Appeal Form must be completed in its entirely and submitted to the Office of Student Accounts.