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Official Bill for Fall 2021 Semester

Information on Tuition, Fees, Room, Board and Health Insurance Costs.

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Your bill for the fall 2021 semester is now available in NEST. The due date for your fall 2021 payment is Monday, August 30, 2021.

Bill for Tuition, Fees, Health Insurance, Housing & Meal Plan

This bill reflects your balance using costs including tuition, fees and the University Health insurance premium for full-time* students, plus any applicable housing and meal plans. You may use this bill for your financial planning well before the payment deadline and as a point of reference when requesting funds from a 529 Plan, private loans, financial aid, etc.

*Full-time student status for insurance is considered twelve (12) or more credits for undergraduate students and nine (9) or more credits for graduate students.

Finding Your Bill

  • Log into NEST using your University NetID and password.
  • Navigate to the “Student Accounts” web page at the left-hand side.
  • Navigate to the “View My Bill” portlet and select “View Statement and Payment History.”
  • Select “View Activity.” Here you will see your fall 2021 bill which is based on your enrolled credits, fees, financial aid, room and meal plans if applicable.
  • Bi-monthly invoices are emailed (on the 1st and 15th) to your Montclair State University email address.

Payment Due Date

The due date for your fall 2021 payment is Monday, August 30, 2021. If you enroll in a payment plan, please refer to the payment schedule that is emailed to your Montclair State email address upon successful enrollment.

Important Notes About Your Bill

  • Please ensure you review the Montclair State University Financial Responsibility Agreement.
  • This bill shows your financial aid (as of now) that will be applied to your account and the resulting net amount that will be due.
  • Any adjustments to your fall 2021 schedule (e.g. adding or dropping courses, changing housing or your meal plan), may affect your bill. If you maintain 12-18 credits the flat rate cost for tuition and fees for undergraduate students will not change.
  • Your bill will be updated at the end of each business day to reflect any changes made to your schedule.
  • Recent Parent PLUS or private loan applications may not be reflected in the estimated aid amount on this bill.
  • Students are billed on a semester basis (fall, winter, spring and summer). Montclair State University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, health insurance premium and room and board every academic year.

Payment Options

Payments can be mailed or made online via NEST. You may use any one form or a combination of payment options below to satisfy your bill. For more information on payment options, please visit the Payment Options web page.

  • TouchNet Installment Payment Plan:
    • Fall 2021 payment plans officially opened. Please Note: Plans have a specific enrollment period. View details on the Payment Options web page.
    • 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.
    • If not included already, Room and Board will be added to your invoice as soon as a room selection is made. Your plan balance will be updated within 24 hours.
  • Electronic Check (E-Check) or Credit/Debit Card:
    • All E-Check or credit/debit card payments must be made on NEST through TouchNet.
      • Please Note: Credit/debit cards are not accepted at the Cashier’s Window
    • E-Check payments will be processed at no additional cost.
    • When paying by credit/debit card, there is a non-refundable processing 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/debit card).
  • Check/Money Order: 
    • Make a check/money order payable to Montclair State University and mail to the following address: Montclair State University; Attn: Cashier’s Office; 1 Normal Ave; Montclair, NJ 07043
    • Please include your CWID number on the check/money order.
  • Cash: You may pay with cash at the Cashier’s Window located at Red Hawk Central 1-Stop, Susan A. Cole Hall, 2nd floor Atrium.

University Health Insurance

Montclair State University requires undergraduate students enrolled in twelve (12) or more credits and graduate students enrolled in nine (9) or more credits to carry health insurance. All students that meet this criteria are automatically assessed the applicable charge for the University health insurance plan.

Students can waive the University Health Insurance plan after providing proof of alternate coverage. If they do not, then they will be responsible for the applicable charge. Full details about the University Health Insurance plan, including how to waive or enroll, the deadline to waive, plan coverage and cost will be emailed to students soon and can be found on the University Health Insurance web page.


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