Payment Policy

As part of the registration process students should check their Self Service Portal for an outstanding balance and make payment. Students who do not settle their account by the posted payment deadline for the semester could be dropped from their courses. Students who register on or after the payment deadline are expected to settle their account by the next business day, or their courses may be de-registered. Students should not expect this policy to absolve them of financial liability. By registering for class, students are purchasing a seat in each selected class and are responsible for payment of the associated tuition and fee charges. Students who choose not to begin classes must officially drop according to the published deadlines to avoid being charged. Failure to attend a class does not constitute an official drop.

The College accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express in addition to cash, checks, and money orders. The appropriate college forms should accompany payment.

Payment of a prior semester balance must be in cash, certified check, money order, or credit card.

Checks and money orders should include the student’s College Identification Number (not the social security number) on the face of the document.

Eligible students can make credit card and check (e-check) payments by logging into web services and clicking “View Account and Make Payments” in the Student Finance section of Self-Service.

For credit card payments, where the cardholder is someone other than the student, a written statement must be provided by the cardholder authorizing student use of the card for payment to UCNJ.

The College offers a Tuition Payment Plan to qualified students enrolled in three or more credits during Fall and Spring semesters. Click here for more information.

Students who have estimated financial aid awards on their account at the time of registration may be able to use the aid towards their charges. If financial aid does not cover all charges the remaining balance is due from the student. In addition, students will be responsible for making payment to the College if any financial aid award is revised or cancelled.

Accounts with outstanding balances are subject to a monthly late fee until the balance is paid in full. Students who do not pay their outstanding balance may be turned over to a collection agency and will be responsible for the added cost of collection fees, court costs, and legal fees. The cost of collection can add as much as 40% to the amount already owed and could result in the disruption of credit worthiness when the collection agency reports the delinquent account to national credit bureaus.

A “Hold” will be placed on the student’s account and the student will not be allowed to receive letters of recommendation and will not be permitted to register for future semesters until the balance is paid.

In the case of those academically eligible to graduate, a diploma will not be issued until all outstanding balances have been paid.

Students are liable for the full retail-price replacement of any materials, which cannot be returned because of loss or damage.

Students are financially responsible for all semester tuition and fee charges incurred despite their non-attendance. Students should adhere to the college policy regarding dropping or withdrawing.