Policy Information

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Policy Information

Policy Information

Here and within the navigation links in this section on the left of the page you will find detailed financial, Office of Student Accounts and NJCU policy information that pertains to your responsibilities as an enrolled New Jersey City University student. Information obtained from any other area of the University regarding these issues is not binding.

The University reserves the right to change the policies, dates, costs and procedures when, in the judgement of the administration, it is deemed necessary to do so.

Electronic Notification Policy

E-mail is an official means for communication at New Jersey City University and the Office of Student Accounts. Therefore, the University has the right to send communications to students via e-mail and the right to expect that those communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. Electronic communications such as tuition bills, payment reminders, payment plan communications and other official University correspondence are only sent electronically and are only sent to the student’s NJCU email account. It is the sole responsibility of the student to read and/or respond in a timely fashion. Failure to receive and/or read electronic communications does not absolve the student of the responsibility of payment by the posted deadlines.

While students are given the opportunity to provide the University with their personal email account, and they are encouraged to do so, official correspondence will not be sent to these accounts. We strongly encourage students to utilize the forwarding option within the NJCU email account if they prefer to use their personal email account. If students do not utilize this option, they are expected to check their official University e-mail address on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University communications. We recommend checking e-mail once a week at a minimum as certain communications may be time-critical.

Authorized Users Policy

Authorized Users are people other than the student (parents, guardians, etc.) that are given access to billing information and can make payments on the student’s behalf. Please note, this only grants access to financial information and does not grant access to grades, transcripts, etc. Students can sign up multiple individuals of their choosing. Autorized users are given access after completing the FERPA Release Form. Please see the How To section of the Office of Student Accounts website for step-by-step instructions.

Electronic Billing Policy

Electronic bills (eBills) are the only method of billing used by NJCU and therefore each student is responsible for viewing and paying their student account eBill by the scheduled due date. Students should further understand that failure to review their eBill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying their bill on time. Paper bills are not sent.

eBills are generated only once per semester unless additional billing transactions occur on the student’s account. An automated message will be sent to the student’s NJCU email only, with instructions on how to view the statement online. Please refer to the Important Deadlines section of the Office of Student Accounts website for billing due dates for each semester. It is the student's responsibility to access GothicNet and view/print their statement. We strongly encourage that the student view their bill periodically for any changes to their account.

To view the bill please follow the navigation below: Log on to Gothicnet.njcu.edu with your ID and password. Select the "Student Dashboard" tab on top of the page. Click on "View Bill/Make Payment". Click on "Go to Bill & Payment Account Center". Once the new webpage opens, click on "eBills" and select the most current date to view your statement.