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Enrollment Deposit Instructions

Step-by-step instructions on how to pay your non-refundable enrollment deposit online.

  1. Turn off your any pop-up blockers and ad-blockers.
  2. Log in to TCNJ’s application portal, where you tracked the status of your application.
  3. Fill out the “Enrollment Notification Form”, which you’ll find posted in your portal.
  4. Use the link and login information provided in your enrollment notification form confirmation email to log in to TCNJ’s PAWS system.
  5. From the PAWS home screen, select “Accept Admission.”
  6. Review the information related to your deposit and select “Make a Payment”.
  7. A new window will open bringing you to the Cashnet payment site. Then select “Incoming Student Enrollment Deposit” under the “Available Items” section.
  8. Enter your incoming student enrollment deposit amount ($600.00 for first-year and transfer students; $65.00 for students under consideration for the Educational Opportunity Fund program) and select “Add to Payment.” Do not enter anything in the “Graduate Enrollment Deposit” or “Tuition and Fees” boxes.
  9. Scroll down to select “Checkout.” Verify that your name, email, and amount is correct.
  10. Choose your payment type (credit card or electronic check). There is a 2.85% convenience fee if you pay by domestic credit card or a 4.25% fee if paid with an international card.
  11. Fill out the credit card or banking information and select “Continue”.
  12. Verify the email address where you want your payment confirmation message to be sent and select “Pay.” The student will receive an email confirmation.


Run into any issues?  Contact us: email or call 609.771.2131.