Tuition, fees, and refund policies are subject to change at any time in accordance with policies established by the William Paterson University Board of Trustees. Current tuition and fee rates can be found on the Office of Student Accounts web page at wpunj.edu/studentaccounts/index.dot. Please refer to the web pages below for the current undergraduate rates and refund dates pertaining to the academic year.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Information:
Refund dates are published each semester at the following page: wpunj.edu/studentaccounts/refund-policies.dot.
Students charged a flat rate will receive credit for refundable charges during l00 percent and 50 percent periods, if withdrawing below 12 credits (full-time status)
Refund Policies for Title IV Fund Recipients
Consistent with federal regulations, the amount of federal aid that must be returned to the federal government is based upon the percentage of time the student remained in attendance during an academic term. Students are entitled to retain only that portion of federal student aid they earned based on the time in attendance.
If a student is dismissed, withdraws, takes a leave of absence or stops attending before the first day of classes, all Federal aid is returned to the appropriate program.
Students who stop attending and initiates an official withdrawal or leave of absence process and were enrolled beyond 60% of the payment period (semester) are considered to have earned 100% of the aid received and will not owe a repayment of Federal Title IV grant funds.
When a student has received Federal Title IV funds in excess of their eligibility, it is the student’s responsibility to return the unearned funds. William Paterson University policy is to return the unearned funds for the student to the appropriate programs. The Higher Education Act (484) (b)(2)(c), however, requires that only 50%, (one-half), of grant aid received be returned. The University will calculate this amount for the student’s notification.
Unearned grant money must be returned to the Department of Education within 45 days of notification or a repayment agreement must be set up within that timeframe in order to maintain aid eligibility for future enrollment periods. All repayments are to be made to:
DEBT RESOLUTION SERVICES
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NATIONAL PAYMENT CENTER
P.O. BOX 4169
GREENVILLE, TX 75403-4169
The Formula for calculating the percentage of period completed is as follows:
Percentage of Period Completed = Number of calendar days completed in the period/Total number of calendar days in the period (Excluding 5 or more consecutive days of institutionally scheduled breaks).
Any Loan funds borrowed must be repaid according to the terms of the Promissory Note.
*Title IV funds include, for the purposes of this policy: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal PLUS Loan (Graduate Student), Federal Plus Loan (Parent) Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Teach Grant Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds are not included because wages are earned and cannot be returned once earned.
Returned Federal funds will be applied to the following programs, as appropriate, in the order listed below:
Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
Direct PLUS (Graduate Student)
Direct PLUS (Parent)
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal TEACH Grant
Other Federal Title IV programs.
Note: Refunds are not required for the Federal Work Study Program.
If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, the amount is considered to be post-withdrawal disbursement. Post-withdrawal eligibility can be used to credit outstanding charges on the student’s tuition account. WPUNJ has 30 days from the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew, to offer any amount of the post-withdrawal disbursement to the student, (or parent for PLUS loans). The student (or parent) may accept or decline some or all of the post-withdrawal disbursement that is not credited to the student’s account. The student or parent must respond within 14 days of the date that the institution sends the notification to be eligible to receive the post-withdrawal disbursement. If the post-withdrawal disbursement is accepted WPUNJ must make payment within 180 days of the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew. If the student (or parent) does not respond to the institution’s notice, no portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement of loan funds can be credited to the student’s account, however post-withdrawal of grant funds can be credited to resolve outstanding tuition and fees charges without the student’s permission.
Once the Federal Return Policy, or Institutional Refund Policy has been used and returns distributed according to the refund schedule, state funds will be returned to the appropriate programs in the following order:
- NJ Class Loan
- NJ Tuition Aid Grant Program (TAG)
- NJ Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
- NJ Distinguished/Urban Scholar Program
- NJ Garden State Scholarship
The following payment options are available to pay your student account balance.
Cash: In-person payments can be made at the Student Enrollment Services, located in Morrison Hall, Entry 2 from Pompton Road.
Check / Money Order: Mail check or money order to:
William Paterson University
PO Box 299
Emerson, NJ 07630
Please include your Banner ID number (855#) on all check and money orders.
Internet Check Payment (“e-check”):
Payments can be made by e-check directly on-line through wpunj.edu/ebill. E-check payments can only be used with personal checking and savings accounts. Users can not use commercial or home equity loan accounts (HELOC) through E-Check. There is no user fee charged for payments by e-check.
Internet Credit Cards:
Payments can be made by MasterCard, American Express, or Discover directly on-line through wpunj.edu/ebill. The cardholder will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. Please note that the University does not accept VISA cards at this time.
Tuition Installment Plan (TIP):
The University offers an interest free installment payment plan for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Enrollment is quick and easy for students and authorized users. There is a small enrollment fee of $25 each term. Late payments may result in additional fees. For more information or to enroll in TIP, please go to wpunj.edu/studentaccounts and click on Payment Plans.
Student Account Holds
Students with an outstanding balance will have an “Accounts Receivable Hold” placed on their records. The hold will prohibit future registration, prevent the release of transcript records and/or the diploma until the balance is paid in full.
Student Health Insurance: In accordance with New Jersey law, all non-international full-time students and all international full and part-time students are mandated to have health insurance. For health insurance purposes, full-time is defined as an undergraduate taking 12 or more credit hours or a graduate student taking 9 or more credits and Biology/Biotechnology graduate students taking 8 or more credit hours. All full-time students as defined above will automatically be billed for health insurance at the time of registration for either the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. The annual coverage under the policy is effective August 15 through August 14.
Students are required to either enroll in the plan or to waive the insurance once per academic year. If the student plans to keep the University Sponsored insurance, the student must enroll in the plan to receive the insurance card in the mail. If the student has other coverage that is comparable to the University Sponsored Insurance and does not wish to supplement the plan with the University’s Plan, the student must complete the on-line waiver form to have this charge removed from the bill. To enroll in or waive the insurance, go to firststudent.com and follow the instructions.
All other students taking part-time credits are eligible and may enroll in the plan on a voluntary basis. Eligible dependents of enrolled students may also participate in this plan on a voluntary basis.
Room and Board (per semester)
The current rates for room and board may be found by visiting: wpunj.edu/studentaccounts/rnb.dot.