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Holds Are Applied. How Does This Affect You?

Take care of Holds before registration begins!

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Summer registration is opening soon and fall registration is right around the corner! Make sure you take care of Holds you might have before registration begins.

What are “Holds?”

Holds are placed on student accounts when students have not completed paperwork required by the University or have not paid their outstanding bill or fine. You can check to see if you have a Hold on your account by:

  • Logging into your NEST account.
  • On the Home Page, find the “Spring 2017 Bill Information” portlet and select “View Account Summary By Term.”
  • Select “Student.”
  • Select “Student Records.”
  • Select “View Holds.”

What Do I Do If I Have a Hold?
Make sure you take the action required to remove the Hold before you are scheduled to register for classes. The first step is to call the office (shown as originator) on your record to understand how to remove the Hold.

Can I Register before I Take the Required Action to Remove the Hold?
Every Hold is different. To understand what is required of you, contact the appropriate department (shown as originator on your account) to understand how the Hold affects you. Below are examples of the most common Holds. Students with an outstanding balance are unable to register or receive transcripts because they are blocked by Holds. It is important for you to take action immediately.

Common Types of “Holds”

SF Financial Holds

Financial Holds are placed on student accounts when students have not paid their outstanding bill. This Hold WILL PREVENT registration, release of transcripts and diploma.

You can pay on NEST using a Credit/Debit card or with an electronic check. You can also pay in person at the Cashier’s window – College Hall, Room 216. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted at the Cashier Window.

You can view your bill by:

  • Logging into your NEST account.
  • On the Home Page, find the “Spring 2017 Bill Information” portlet and select View Account Summary by Term or “View Statement and Payment History.”

Questions? Visit the Office of Student Accounts, College Hall Room 218.
Questions regarding loans? Visit the Office of Financial Aid, College Hall Room 208.


SA Small Balance Holds

This is a Transcript Hold. It prevents the release of a transcript, diploma and the ability to view your grades until your account small balance is paid in full. This Hold does NOT affect registration.

Questions? Visit the Office of Student Accounts, College Hall Room 218.


Non-Sufficient Funds Hold

This is a Hold which is placed on an account when a payment is returned due to insufficient funds or another reason as stated by your bank. This Hold will remain on an account until the returned payment amount, plus the returned check service charge, is paid in full.

This Hold prevents the release of a transcript, diploma and the ability to view your grades until your account small balance is paid in full.

Questions? Visit the Office of Student Accounts, College Hall Room 218.


Parking Fine Hold

This Hold is applied to any student with an outstanding parking ticket. This Hold WILL PREVENT registration. Contact Parking Services to relieve this Hold.


Immunization Hold

All new students must submit a Certificate of Immunization to the University Health Center. For more information, please visit the immunization web page.

Questions? Contact the University Health Center at (973)655-4361 or immunization@mail.montclair.edu.