Payment Policies and Financial Obligations

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Payment Policies and Financial Obligations

Payment in full, enrollment in an authorized payment arrangement or payment plan must be completed by the University’s posted deadlines for each semester. Students who do not complete this by the posted payment deadlines will have a hold flag (negative service indicator) placed on their account. Hold flagsprevent future registration, changes to current registration and receipt of an official transcript and/or diploma. If the student is partially registered or is planning a registration change, payment for the existing registration must still be made by the posted deadlines. Any additional registration made after the deadline must be paid for on the date of the adjustment.

If the student has not paid in-full or established an authorized payment arrangement by the University’s posted payment deadlines, they will be subject to a $75 late fee and/or deregistration and removal from housing. If the student is deregistered, roster spots in the previous registration cannot be guaranteed. Registrations submitted after the start of the late registration fee period will be due no later than the first day of class. Failure to make payment in-full or an authorized payment arrangement by the first day of class under these circumstances may result in a late fee or deregistration.

Students who are unable to, or choose not to attend New Jersey City University must officially withdraw from their course(s). It is imperative that the student follows the posted withdrawal refund deadlines. Withdrawals after the Drop/Add period (last day for 100% refund) will result in the student being liable for all or part of their charges. For more information and critical dates for the semester in which you are withdrawing from a course(s), please see the Undergraduate or Graduate Information pages located in the Registrar’s Office section of the NJCU website.

Room and Board must be paid along with tuition and fees by the posted payment deadlines each semester. Non-payment could result in the student’s inability to check into their dorm room and/or deregistration from their courses. If the student chooses to withdraw from housing, they must contact the Residence Life Office and fill out the necessary forms for the withdrawal to be valid. Room and Board refunds will be calculated according to the date the cancellation form is received by the Residence Life Office, not by the last date of residency. Refund percentages will be calculated using the same formula/dates as tuition and fees. If the student enters into housing once the 100% refund period is over, they have one week to accept or decline their offer with no penalty. After one week, they will be charged in full for their assignment.

If a student changes room assignments after the final day of the 50% refund period, there will be no price adjustment for the semester unless the student’s assignment is of a higher value then the current assignment.

All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan when residing on campus. Board may not be waived for any student. Students are responsible for 100% of their meal plan cost after the tuition and fee add/drop period for the semester. If the student enters into housing once the 100% refund period is over, they have one week to accept or decline their offer with no penalty. After one week, they will be charged in full for their meal plan. Students will have access to their meal plan throughout the semester if they have paid for 100% of the meal plan charges, even if they no longer reside in housing.