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Holds

What Are Holds?

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

  • Log into your NEST account.
  • Select the “Register for Classes” page from the top left toolbar.
  • In the “Registrar’s Office Tools” portlet select “View Your 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) who placed the hold 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. 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 a student’s account when a student has 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 Student Accounts Cashier’s Window in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center.) Credit/Debit cards are not accepted at the Student Accounts Cashier’s Window.

You can view your bill by:

  • Logging into your NEST account.
  • Navigate to the “Student Accounts” page and select “View Account Summary by Term” under the “View My Bill” portlet.

Questions?

  • General questions: visit Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-7600 or email redhawkcentral@montclair.edu.
  • Questions regarding payments: visit the Student Accounts staff in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu.
  • Questions regarding loans: visit the Financial Aid staff in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-4461 or email financialaid@montclair.edu.
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?

  • General questions: visit Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-7600 or email redhawkcentral@montclair.edu.
  • Questions regarding payments: visit the Student Accounts staff in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu.
Insufficient Funds Hold

This is a hold which is placed on an account when a payment is returned due to insufficient funds or another reason 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 WILL PREVENT registration, release of a transcript, diploma and the ability to view your grades until your account balance is paid in full.

Questions?

  • General questions: visit Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-7600 or email redhawkcentral@montclair.edu.
  • Questions regarding payments: visit the Student Accounts staff in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu.
TP Delinquent Payment Plan

This hold represents any student that was enrolled in a payment plan and has defaulted on their payment(s). Payment must be made to bring account current.

Questions?

  • General questions: visit Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-7600 or email redhawkcentral@montclair.edu.
  • Questions regarding payments: visit the Student Accounts staff in Red Hawk Central (located next to Panzer Athletic Center), call 973-655-4105 or email studentaccou@montclair.edu.
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 or pay this citation online!
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.

Graduate Continuous Matriculation Hold

This Deactivation Registration Hold is applied to Graduate students who have failed to adhere to the Continuous Matriculation Policy.

Questions?

Contact The Graduate School at (973)-655-5147 or gradschool@montclair.edu.