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Holds

What Are “Holds?”

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

  • Logging into your NEST account.
  • Navigating to the “Register for Classes” page from the top right toolbar.
  • In the “Registrar’s Office Tools” portlet selecting “View Your HOLDS.”

What Do I Do If I Have Holds?

You need to take the required action to remove the holds before you are scheduled to register for classes. The first step is to call or visit the office (shown as originator) on your record to understand how to remove the holds.

Can I Register before I Take the Required Action to Remove the Hold?

Every hold is different. To understand what you need to do, 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. 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. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted at the 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.

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.


Non-Sufficient Funds Hold

This is a hold 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.


Parking Fine Hold

This hold is applied to any student with an outstanding parking ticket. This hold will prevent registration, release of transcripts and diploma. Contact Parking Services to resolve 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. This hold will prevent registration.

Questions?

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


Graduation 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.