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FAQs

Registration

Payment and Billing

Other Summer Session Questions

Have a question not listed here?  Contact summer@tcnj.edu!
 

Registration

Q: Where can I find the courses offered for Summer Session? Do you have a brochure with all of the summer courses?

A: You can find a catalog of all the available Summer Session courses on our Courses page. For the most up-to-date course information, please refer to the TCNJ PAWS link at the top of that page, not the static pdf document.

At this time, we do not have a summer session brochure. All of our course listings can be found on this Web site.

Q: When will the courses for Summer Session be posted on the Web site?

A:  Course Listings for Summer Session 2015 will be available in mid-November.

Q: How many courses can I take over the summer?

A: Undergraduate students are limited to 12 semester hours of summer study. Graduate students are limited to 9 semester hours. PAWS will not permit registration beyond these credit limits for the summer. Students are also strongly advised to take only one course per summer session. If you wish to take more credits than allowed, you must get written permission from your academic Dean or Graduate Coordinator and bring that permission form/letter to Green Hall Room 112.

Q: I’m a visiting student. Will my college or university accept TCNJ credits?

A: In order to determine if your college or university will accept TCNJ credits, you must contact your school’s registration office. TCNJ will not determine how credits will transfer to visiting students’ universities.

Q: I’m a visiting student. How do I access my PAWS account?

A: Once you are registered as a Visiting Student through our office, you will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail containing your PAWS ID. Using that number, fill in the form at the TCNJ Account Lookup to obtain your PAWS username and password.  Then, follow the instructions found on the the PAWS login help page to access your account.

Q: Once I register for a course, can it be cancelled?

A: Yes, summer courses can be cancelled due to low enrollment.  For Summer 2014, a course needs at least 10 students to run.  Instructors will be given the option to run a low-enrolled course as a special arrangement; however, they are under no obligation to do so.   If you are wondering about your course’s enrollment, the total number of students enrolled in the class can be found on PAWS. If a course is cancelled, emails will be sent to students’ TCNJ accounts.

Payment & Billing

Q: Will the Office notify me when I have to Pay for my Course(s)?

A: TCNJ Students will not be notified by the Office of Student Accounts of when payment is due. Students will need to check their Billing Account on PAWS and pay for their courses exactly like how they pay for their Fall or Spring classes.

Visiting Students will be notified in their E-mail Confirmation Letter after they register for their course(s) of when and how to pay. Students are responsible to pay for their courses on time or run the risk of being deregistered for their course(s). Visiting students will be given their PAWS account in their e-mail confirmation, enabling them to also be able to pay for their courses on-line.

Q: Can I pay for Summer Courses with my Financial Aid ? Can I pay for a course with my personal education savings plan?

A: Academic scholarships used for the academic year cannot be used for summer courses. However, the Office of Student Financial Assistance does offer various opportunities for students with financial aid to still receive money for summer courses. Students who need money for summer session should complete the Summer Financial Aid Application at http://financialaid.pages.tcnj.edu/sources-of-financial-aid/financial-assistance-for-summer-programs-students/.

You can pay for a course through your personal education savings plan, but please be sure to contact your education savings plan administrator for guidance on what would be needed for them to issue a check to the College to pay for your summer course. Most often, they will ask you to provide them with an invoice so that they can prepare payment and mail a check to the College.

It is recommended that students who have any questions about their specific financial aid situations contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Green Hall 101 at 609-771-2211 or osfa@tcnj.edu.

Please refer to the Financial Aid & Assistance page for more information.

Q: If I Withdraw from a Course, do I still have to Pay for that Course?

A: Yes. There are no refunds  if you decide to withdraw from a course, and you will not receive any credit for the course (you will receive a letter grade of “W” on your transcript, signifying that you withdrew).

Students may withdraw AFTER the Add/Drop dates and BEFORE a certain date in each session. For a list of dates you may withdrawal from each summer session, please see our Dates & Fees.

Q: If I don’t attend a course that I registered for, do I still have to Pay for that Course ?

A:  Yes. Non-Attendance in a course does not mean you have officially “dropped” the course. You are financially responsible for all courses in which you are registered. It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course during the Add/Drop Dates or Withdraw from the course.

 

Other Summer Session Questions

Q: What should I do if I have problems with my e-mail or Canvas accounts?

A: If you have problems connecting to your TCNJ e-mail account or Canvas account, you will need to get in touch with Information Technology, TCNJ’s technology resource and support for the campus community. Call them at 609.771.2660 or visit the IT Website for more information.

Q: Is there a meal plan available for the summer? Where can I get something to eat?

A: There is currently no meal plan available for students during the summer. However, there are other options for students to eat while here on campus. Students can visit the Brower Food Court (located in the Brower Student Center), which is open from 7:30am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday during the summer academic periods. After 3:00pm, students can also visit the TCNJ Bookstore until 4:30 to find a quick snack or the vending machines, both of which are also located in the Brower Student Center.

For more updated Eating Options at TCNJ, visit the TCNJ Dining Services Website.

Q: If I want to live on campus for the summer, where can I get information about summer housing?

A. Summer Housing is available ONLY for undergraduate TCNJ students enrolled in summer classes, TCNJ students working full-time for a college department, or TCNJ students participating in a summer program approved by the Housing Office. For full information on applying and receiving housing for the summer, please refer to the Summer Housing page.

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