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Installment Payment Plan – Academic Year 2024-2025

The full service Transact Payment Plan is the only authorized payment plan offered by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The Transact Payment Plan allows you to pay your semester charges for tuition, fees, room and board charges in monthly installments.

All enrollments into a payment plan prior to the first fall semester bill will not be showing in PAWS until the bill is issued.

Tuition Payment Plan Features

  • Allowing undergraduate students 12 months and graduate students 10 months to pay their tuition and fee obligations for the 2024/2025 academic year
  • Flexible plan start and end dates
  • Suspending the requirement to make ‘catch-up’ payments when enrolling into a payment plan late
  • Minimal enrollment fee ($25 per semester) . You must be enrolled into the Tuition Payment Plan by the date highlighted on the billing calendar. Once you are enrolled, TCNJ will be notified electronically. It will take up to seven business days to see your payment plan reflected on PAWS
  • No interest applied
  • No credit check or co-signer needed (this is NOT a loan)

Semester (Full Service) Payment Plans

Undergraduate Students – 6 Month Payment Plan

  • Fall semester contract period is from July to December.
  • Spring semester contract period is from January to June. 
  • The payments are due on the 25th of every month
  • Minimum payment plan amount is $500
  • Deadline for enrollment into a Fall 2024 payment plan has been extended until September 4, 2024

Note: Undergraduate students enrolling late into the payment plan (prior to the enrollment deadline) will not be required to make-up missed payments. Instead, their plan will start with the month in which they enroll and their plan will proceed for the remaining months. Please contact us if you need further assistance.

  • For example: A student enrolls in February; there are 5 payments remaining for Spring. Their bill is for $10,000, requiring a monthly payment of $2,000 for 5 months.

Graduate Students – 5 Month Payment Plan

  • Fall semester contract period is from August to December.
  • Spring semester contract period is from February to June.
  • The payments are due on the 25th of every month
  • Minimum payment plan amount is $500
  • Deadline for enrollment into a Fall 2024 payment plan has been extended until September 4, 2024

Note: Graduate students enrolling late in the plan (prior to the enrollment deadline) will not be required to make-up missed payments. Instead, their plan will start with the month in which they enroll and their plan will proceed for the remaining months. Please contact us if you need further assistance.

  • For example: A student enrolls in March; there are 4 payments remaining for Spring. Their bill is for $10,000, requiring a monthly payment of $2,500 for 4 months.

 

Enrollment for Students

Enrollment can be completed online through your PAWS account by clicking “Payment/Payment Plan Portal” within your Student Center page under the Finance section. You will be directed to the e-Payment website where you may click on “View Payment Plan” option. Additionally, you may also contact customer support via phone (1-877-821-0625) for assistance with enrollment.

Enrollment for Authorized Payers

You may enroll into a payment plan on behalf of your student by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/tcnjpay2. You may also contact customer support via phone (1-877-821-0625) for assistance with enrollment.

Based on the new payment platform, a student is only allowed one payment plan per term. If there will be another Authorized Payer, we have special plans available to accommodate these circumstances. Please contact our Payment Plan Administrator at 609-771-3145 or paymentplan@tcnj.edu to complete your additional plan enrollment.

Note: If a student has previously used the payment plan and been terminated, TCNJ may, at its discretion, bar participation from the payment plan in the future.

Payment Plan Adjustments / Billing / Refunds

If your payment plan contract is not enough to cover your TCNJ bill, you are responsible for submitting payment directly to the college for the outstanding balance by the current TCNJ bill due date as listed on the Billing Calendar.

It is your responsibility to review your TCNJ student account whenever a billing notice is sent. Billing emails are sent to the student’s TCNJ email and the Authorized User’s personal email account.

Payment plan contracts can be adjusted up to the third payment due date for undergraduate students and the second payment due date for graduate students. To increase your plan to cover outstanding tuition balances, contact TCNJ’s Payment Plan Administrator at 609-771-3145 or paymentplan@tcnj.edu.

All refunds will be issued upon completion of the semester payment plan contract.

Maintaining your Payment Plan / Deregistration

Students and their respective bill payers are expected to keep their payment plan in good standing with Transact Payment by paying in a timely manner. Students who experience multiple account terminations from the payment plan could have their access to the payment plan blocked for future semesters.

Should a payment plan terminate for non-payment during a semester, the registered student is subject to deregistration from their semester courses.

Helpful Hints

Tuition and Fee Rates – The tuition and fee rates for each academic year are announced by the Board of Trustees in July. Please use the tuition rates from the prior year if the payment plan is created before the tuition and fee rates are announced. It is the bill payer’s responsibility to adjust the contract after the tuition rates are announced in July to ensure the payment plan meets your needs.

Authorized User E-Mail Notifications – The students can designate an alternate bill payer to receive billing email notifications. This will help manage the need for contract adjustments. For further instruction on how to create an Authorized User, visit: https://studentaccounts.tcnj.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/77/2016/06/How-to-Sign-Up-Authorized-User.pdf

Authorized Payer E-Mail Notifications – When a student is enrolled into a payment plan, the Authorized Payer will receive notification regarding installment due dates.

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