Late Fees

Late Fee Information

Montclair State University does not mail paper bills or statements. All invoices are posted and available for viewing on the Student Account Summary page via NEST. Invoices are emailed on the 1st and 15th of every month. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with NEST before the start of the term and to review their accounts regularly throughout the semester as changes may occur after payment is made due to schedule adjustments. If courses are added after the payment due date, students must remit payment for the additional class within 48 hours.

Late fees are applied approximately mid-way through the term. This would be mid-October for the fall term, mid-March for the spring term and summer late fees are applied in August after the last session.

Students seeking to appeal a late fee must submit a Late Fee Waiver Request before the end of the term the late fee is charged. All deadlines are listed on the Important Dates calendar. If a late fee was waived in a prior term, your appeal will not be considered. An email will be sent to the student’s Montclair State University email address with acknowledgment once the appeal is received. Decisions can take a minimum of 5-7 business days depending upon the complexity of the appeal.

A student must submit a Late Fee Waiver Request online via NEST. The request can only be submitted within the semester in which the late fee was charged. Please be mindful if you are interested in registering for future terms or in need of a transcript, as an outstanding late fee could result in a financial hold on your account.

If approved or denied, an email will be sent to the student’s Montclair State University email address. If approved you will be able to see the adjustment on NEST. If denied, payment must be remitted prior to any hold being released due to an outstanding balance. All decisions are final.

How to Submit a Late Fee Waiver Request