Contact Information

Office of the Bursar

Ethel DeStephan, Bursar
2 Convent Road
Santa Rita Hall, 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4440
bursar@cse.edu

Office Hours:
M-TH 8:30AM-6:00PM
FRI 8:30AM-4:30PM

Payment Policies

Payment Policies

The Bursar's Office will mail students a bill for tuition and fees in advance of each semester and are due and payable prior to the start of each semester. Verified financial aid will be credited to student accounts after being validated by the Financial Aid Office. One half of any financial aid awarded by the College will reduce the bill for the Fall semester; the second half of any financial aid will reduce the Spring bill.

Students' accounts are considered settled when the Bursar's Office receives payment by check, money order or enrollment in a payment plan. Payment by check or money order should be made payable to the College of Saint Elizabeth and mailed to:

Bursar's Office
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Students can choose to make monthly installments, pay using a credit card or e-check through Tuition Pay Plan by calling the company directly at 1-800-635-0120. The Tuition Pay contractor charges a convenience fee per credit card and e-check transaction. Further information is available through the Bursar's Office.

Tuition bills must be paid-in-full by the due date indicated on the invoice unless the Bursar's Office has officially granted an authorized deferment prior to the payment due date. If tuition bills are not paid-in-full or if a student does not have an approved Bursar's Office deferment by the due date, the student will be subject to de-registration.

A late payment fee of $300 will be assessed to all students who:

  • Have not sent payment by check or money order to the College Bursar's Office by the due date.
  • Receive financial aid but have not submitted all of their appropriate paperwork to the Financial Aid Office (973-290-4445) prior to the first day of classes.

Students whose accounts are not paid in full will not receive their official course schedule, grades, diplomas, and transcripts or be able to register for future semesters or sessions. Attending class without proper registration is not permitted. If a student attends class they will not receive grades or credit for that class. Registration dates for programs can be found in the College catalog on the academic calendar.

Students are expected to pay their outstanding balance in full or establish a payment plan. If the student's financial obligation to the College of Saint Elizabeth becomes delinquent at any time, the Bursar's Office will send the student a notification. Financial obligations include but are not limited to tuition, room, board, course fees, parking fines, library fines, residence hall fines, and any special fees or fines charged to a student's account. If the account remains unresolved, it will be referred to a collection agency for collection, and it may also be sent to the credit bureaus for reporting purposes.

The College also reserves the right to pursue legal action in order to collect the balance of the debt. Once an account is placed in collection or legal action is pursued by the collection agency, the student will be liable for all collection and/or attorney's fees (25-50% of the amount placed in collection). At this point, the student will no longer be able to pay the College directly, any communication with the College will cease, and all correspondence must be conducted through the collection agency.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS:

Resident students will receive a bill for their room and board in advance of each semester, which is due and payable prior to the start of each semester.

Also, if their tuition bill is not paid-in-full or if they do not have an approved Bursar's Office deferment by the due date, they will not be able to move into the residence halls.