Banner is the university’s primary administrative information system supporting business processes and electronic records across the university. Banner is licensed to NJIT from Ellucian and was first installed in 2008. Banner has three major components, each of which integrates with a number of other IT services. The three major components are:

  • Banner Student – Supporting the admissions, student records, financial aid, billing and student accounts receivable functions. Major integrations with Banner Student support processes for admissions applications (the Common App), student degree audit (Degree Works), course scheduling (Infosilem), international students and scholars (ISSM) and student payments (the TouchNet portal).    
  • Banner Finance – Supporting the accounting, accounts payable, budgeting, and procurement functions. Major integrations with Banner Finance support processes for travel and expense reporting (Chrome River) and travel planning (provided by Anthony Travel).
  • Banner Human Resources – Supporting the employment and payroll functions of the university. Major integrations with the Banner Human Resources support processes for employee recruitment (Cornerstone) and employee performance appraisal.

There are two types of access to Banner:

  • Self-Service Banner (SSB) – SSB is the “front-end” to Banner where individual students, faculty, and staff have Banner access for their personal use: Students can register for courses, view grades, pay their bill, etc. Faculty can view their class lists and assign grades to students in their classes. Employees can view their pay stub. All SSB users can update their addresses, phone numbers, and provide emergency contact details.

    In general, SSB access is generated automatically for students when admitted to the university; and for faculty and staff on their first day of employment. Additional approval is needed for faculty/staff with procurement responsibilities from university or grant accounts, for faculty serving as academic advisors, and administrators having payroll time approval responsibilities.
  • Internet-Native Banner (INB) – INB is the “back-end” to Banner where authorized administrators and staff have access to Banner records through forms related to their role at the university. For example, administrators and staff in the Payroll Office maintain Banner forms related to the payroll function; while those in the Office of University Admissions maintain forms related to student applications for admission.  Access to INB is requested and approved by supervisors.

Access to both SSB and INB is available through Highlander Pipeline (

Banner Access Forms

Last Updated: July 20, 2018