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Final Bill for Fall 2019 Semester

Information on How to Find and Pay Your Bill.

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The Final Bill for the fall 2019 semester is now available in NEST. The due date for your fall 2019 payment is Monday, August 12.

This bill reflects your balance including tuition, fees, room and board if applicable, and health insurance premium for full time students (12 or more credits for undergraduate, 9 or more credits for graduate). This bill also shows the financial aid to be applied to your account at this time and the net amount that will be due.

If you have been offered a Federal Stafford Loan, please remember you must go to NEST and accept your loan. If you do not accept the loan, it will not disburse onto your account as payment.

Important Notes about Your Bill

  • Any adjustments to your fall 2019 schedule (e.g. adding or dropping courses, changing housing or meal plan), will affect your final bill.
  • Financial Aid may change based on your enrollment status.
  • Recent Parent PLUS or private loan applications may be reflected on this bill.
  • Your bill will update at the end of each business day to reflect any changes you may make to your schedule.
  • It is your responsibility to check for billing statements in your NEST account and to make payments by the scheduled due date.
  • Montclair State University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, health insurance premium and room and board every academic year.

Finding Your Bill

  • Log into NEST using your University NetID and password.
  • Navigate to the “Student Accounts” web page at the top right.
  • Navigate to the “View My Bill” portlet and select “View Statement and Payment History.”
  • Select “View Activity.” Here you will see your fall 2019 bill which is based on your enrolled credits, fees, financial aid, meal plans and room and board if applicable.
  • Weekly invoices are also emailed to your University email address with a PDF of the statement attached. This invoice shows your current amount owed. If you are paid in full the amount due will show zero.

Fall Due Date

The due date for your fall 2019 payment is Monday, August 12, 2019.

Payment Options

You may use any one form or combination of payment options below to satisfy your bill. For more information on payment options, please visit the Payment Options website.

  • Cash: You may pay with cash at the Cashier’s Window, in person at Red Hawk Central.
  • Check/Money Order: You may bring a check or money order payment in person at the Cashier’s Window, Red Hawk Central or mail to Montclair State University, Red Hawk Central (Cashier), Montclair, NJ 07043.
    • Make check/money order payable to Montclair State University.
    • Please include your CWID number on the check/money order.
  • Electronic Check (E-Check) or Credit/Debit Card:
    • All E-Check or credit card payments must be made on NEST through TouchNet.
      • Please Note: Credit cards are not accepted at the Cashier’s Window (Red Hawk Central)
    • E-Check payments will be processed at no additional cost.
      • When paying by credit card there is a non-refundable convenience fee charged by our credit card servicer of 2.85% of your payment (there is a minimum payment of $.50 with a $3.00 fee when using a credit card).
  • TouchNet Installment Payment Plan:
    • Fall 2019 payment plan officially opens on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
    • You can enroll in one (1) active plan for one (1) semester at a time. This plan is interest free and available with only a $30.00 enrollment fee.
    • Visit the Tuition Payment Plan web page for further information.

Waive or Purchase Your University Health Insurance

Montclair State University requires all full-time undergraduate (12 credits or more) and graduate students (9 credits or more) to carry health insurance. The waiver/enrollment website is now open.

  • If you wish to waive the University Health Insurance, you must provide proof of alternative health insurance coverage by completing the online waiver prior to the deadline of Monday, September 30, 2019.
  • If you wish to enroll (purchase) the University Health Insurance, administered by Aetna Student Health, you may self-enroll prior to the University enrollment period.
  • If you do not complete a waiver by Monday, September 30 or self-enroll, you will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna University Health Insurance after the waiver deadline.

Please monitor your University email for more information regarding the health insurance waiver website.

Important Health Insurance Waiver Note

Remember, the deadline to waive your insurance is Monday, September 30, 2019. Students that do not waive the health insurance fee are automatically enrolled and will need to pay the amount stated on their University bill.

Questions about the Aetna Student Health Plan and Waiver?

For more information regarding the Aetna Student Health Plan, please contact Aetna Student Health. Please do NOT contact the University Health Center.

  • Phone: Aetna Student Health at 877-480-4161.
  • Website: Please visit the Aetna website and select Montclair State University.


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