Bursar's Office

Payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration.

Payment can be made via the web at myecc.essex.edu or at the Bursars Office cashier’s window located on the fourth floor of the Newark Campus or the first floor of the West Essex Campus. Methods of payment include American Express, Discover, Visa/MasterCard (credit and debit cards) cash, checks and money orders. Unpaid registrations will be voided.

If you have questions or concerns about paying tuition, contact the Bursar’s Office at (973) 877-3381 (Newark Campus) or (973) 877-6630 (West Essex Campus).

Office hours during in-person and late registration are extended to accommodate the needs of our students and are made available in the course schedule booklet.

In addition to tuition payments, we accept payments for parking, transcripts, identification card replacement and library fines.

We also accept scholarship payments, agency billings, charge-backs and refund requests.

 

Effective July 1, 2017 Essex County College retroactively increased the in-county tuition rate by $7.00 per credit hour and the out of county tuition rate by $14.00 per credit hour beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Please visit the myECC portal to determine the amount of your Fall 2017 semester bill and to ensure that the minimum payment required has been submitted.

Students should also consider other expenses (meals, books, transportation, etc.), which will vary widely from student to student. Book charges for some full-time students may be as high as $150.00 per class per semester. A student whose funds are limited must plan carefully for a workable budget.

What is the Cost of Attending Essex County College?

  In-county Out-of-County
Tuition per credit hour  $126.50  $253.00
Student Activity Fee per credit hour 7.50  7.50
General Service Fee per credit hour 32.50  32.50
Cost per credit hour   $166.50  $293.00

Tuition/Fee Schedule

Item In County Out-of-County
Application Fee 30.00 30.00
Course Audit Fee Per Credit Hour 126.50 253.00
CEU Certificate Fee 10.00 10.00
CLEP (Service Fee Per Session) 28.50 28.50
CLEP (Exam fee per subject) 85.00 85.00
Course Change Add/Drop Fee Per Transaction 20.00 20.00
College Payment Plan Default Fee 100.00 100.00
College Payment Plan Enrollment Fee 50.00 50.00
Degree Audit Fee (Additional Degree/Certificate) 30.00 30.00
Degree Audit Fee (First Degree/Certificate) 60.00 60.00
Dishonored Check Fee 40.00 40.00
General Fee Per Credit Hour 32.50 32.50
ID Card Replacement Fee 10.00 10.00
Late Payment Fee 30.00 30.00
Late Registration Fee 25.00 25.00
Non-Credit Computer Lab Fee (per Instructional Hour) 1.00 1.00
Non-Credit Tuition per Instructional Hour 13.00 13.00
WEC Off-Campus Registration Fee Per Course (as applicable) 10.00 10.00
Focus & Ironbound Off-Campus Registration Fee Per Course (as applicable) 15.00 15.00
On-Line Course Technology Fee 200.00 200.00
Parking Fee 75.00 75.00
Readmission Fee 25.00 25.00
Registration Reinstatement Fee 100.00 100.00
Schedule & Bill Replacement Fee 1.00 1.00
Student Activity Fee Per Credit Hour 7.50 7.50
Testing-Out Fee Per Credit Hour – Letter Grade 126.50 253.00
Transcript Fee – Official Copy 10.00 10.00
Transcript Fee – Unofficial Copy 10.00 10.00
Tuition Per Credit Hour 126.50 253.00

Example of Tuition & Fees

 Enroll in:

In-county

 

Out-of-County

 

3 credits 3 x 166.50 = $499.50 3 x 293.00 = $879.00
6 credits 6 x 166.50 = $999.00 6 x 293.00 = $1,758.00
9 credits 9 x 166.50 = $1,498.50 9 x 293.00 = $2,637.00
12 credits 12 x 166.50 = $1,998.00 12 x 293.00 = $3,516.00
15 credits 15 x 166.50 = $2,497.50 15 x 293.00 = $4,395.00
18 credits 18 x 166.50 = $2,997.00 18 x 293.00 = $5,274.00

All cash payments, financial aid awards, agency/employer vouchers and tuition waivers must be submitted by the payment due date. If you are cancelled for non-payment you can re-register for available classes in accordance with the registration calendar.


Summer I 2019:

  • Register March 18 – April 24, full payment is due by April 24, 2019
  • Register after April 24, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second payment is due May 29, 2019

Summer II 2019:

  • Register March 18 – June 19, payment is due by June 19, 2019
  • Register after June 19, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second Payment Due July 24, 2019

Fall Session I, Weekend College & FOCUS/Ironbound Semesters 2019:

  • Register March 18 – August 8, payment is due by August 7, 2019
  • Register after August 7, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second Payment Due October 8, 2019
  • Third Payment Due November 5, 2019

Fall Session II (Two Payment Plan)

  • Register September 23 – October 9, payment is due by October 9, 2019
  • Register after October 9, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second payment is due November 12, 2019

Spring Session IV

  • Full payments due within 24 hours of registration

Minimum payment required is ½ of the TOTAL term bill for the summer semesters, 1/3 of the TOTAL term bill for the Fall semesters and the $50.00 non-refundable payment plan enrollment fee. Payment is due immediately for classes added after the initial registration. Registrations without the minimum payment required may be cancelled.

Students who decide not to attend must officially drop courses on-line within the published refund period or they will be held responsible for full payment of the adjusted tuition bill.

All cash payments, financial aid awards, agency/employer vouchers and tuition waivers must be submitted by the payment due date. If you are cancelled for non-payment you can re-register for available classes in accordance with the registration calendar.


Web Payment:

Payment in full or enrollment in the ECC Payment Plan can be made via the web. Go to http://myecc.essex.edu 

  • Login with your User Name and Web Services PIN.
  • click on Web Services tab.
  • click on Student and Financial Aid
  • click on Account Student Records
  • click on Account Summary
  • review tuition charges and click on credit card payment for full payment or monthly payment plan for partial payment
  • make the required minimum payment
  • submit and print payment confirmation for your records

Payment can also be made at the Bursar’s Office:

Newark Campus – fourth level

West Essex Campus – first level

Payment can be made in cash, by check (certified or personal), money order, or credit or debit card (American Express, Visa/Master Card or Discover). Any student who has previously presented a dishonored check to the College cannot pay tuition with a personal check.


Tuition Payment Plan:

Students who are unable to pay the full amount of their bill at registration can choose the Essex County College Payment Plan. The ECC plan allows you to divide total lump sum tuition bills into two easy to manage payments during the Summer terms and three payments during the Fall or Spring term with no interest charges – just an enrollment fee. Please contact the Bursar’s office at (973)877-3381 to obtain a detailed description of the plan or obtain information via the web at https://eccssb1.essex.edu:9010/PROD8X_DAD/bwgdefpa.P_EccDeferPay.


Mail Drop Payment System

If you are paying your bill by money order, cashier check, certified or personal check, it is not necessary to wait on line. Use the tuition payment mail drop system available for your convenience in Room 4121, the Main Campus Bursar’s Office or the West Essex Bursar’s Office window. Simply follow the instructions imprinted on the envelopes provided to ensure proper credit to your tuition account. If any of your previous personal checks were returned to the College dishonored, you can still use the tuition payment mail drop system but you must pay by money order, cashier’s check or certified check.

Dropping a Class

  • Students may drop classes throughout the registration and add/drop period.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to drop classes by the deadline date. Deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar.
  • Students may drop classes online through Web Services or during in-person registration and add/drop period.
  • Dropped classes will not appear on student’s permanent transcript.
  • Tuition will be adjusted according to the Tuition Refund Policy.

Withdrawing a Class

  • Withdrawal starts after the Add/Drop period.
  • All withdrawal requests must be submitted online through Web Services.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from classes by the deadline date. Deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar.
  • Students who withdraw between the end of add/drop and last day to withdraw will receive a grade of ‘W’.
  • Tuition will be adjusted according to the Tuition Refund Policy.

CAUTION

Dropping classes or withdrawing from classes may affect student’s financial aid eligibility, NJSTARS eligibility, veteran’s benefits, athletic eligibility, F-1 Visa status, and timely completion of degree requirements. Students are strongly urged to speak with their instructor or a counselor before dropping classes or withdrawing from classes.

Out of county residents who are eligible for chargeback assistance must apply for a tuition chargeback at their home County College and home County Treasurer and submit the approved chargeback forms by the following deadline dates:

  • Summer I 2019 – May 17, 2019
  • Summer II 2019 – July 23, 2019
  • All Fall 2019 semesters – October 23, 2019

When will my Financial Aid be applied?

Financial Aid funds will be applied to your tuition bill only if you have received an Award Letter from Essex County College’s Financial Aid Office before the payment due date. If the amount of your award does not cover your total bill, you must pay the balance in full or sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan. If you did not receive an Award Letter from the College’s Financial Aid Office before the payment due date, you must sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan or pay the balance in full. For further information on Financial Aid, click here.


Student Health Insurance – Is it still required?

The State of New Jersey no longer requires health insurance coverage for full time students enrolled in community colleges. This means that Essex County College will no longer offer health insurance coverage to students, and will no longer include a health insurance fee in students’ bill beginning Fall 2013 (September 2013).

The purchase of health insurance coverage is now an individual student choice and responsibility. This includes all allied health students who need health insurance for their clinical rotations.

The State of New Jersey has created a website with information on available health insurance providers. Please click on the link to visit the website: State of New Jersey – Shopping for Health Insurance


Employee Assistance Programs

Many employers offer tuition assistance programs which allow ECC to bill the firm directly for current semester tuition and fee charges. The college can only accept assistance programs where the payment is not dependent on grades or attendance. Students are encouraged to contact their Human Resources Department to determine if this benefit is offered.

Summer I 2019:

Drop by May 6……………………………………………………….100% refund

Withdraw between May 7 – 9…..…………………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between May 10 – 14………………….25% tuition refund

Withdraw after May 14……………………………………………..no refund

Summer II 2019:

Drop by July 11……………………………………………………….100% refund

Withdraw between July 12 – 16……….……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between July 17 -18..…….…………….25% tuition refund

Withdraw after July 18..……………………………………………..no refund

Fall Session I 2019:

Drop by September 9  ………….……………………………….100% refund

Withdraw between September 10 – 16…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between September 17 – 23..…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after September 23..………………..………………..no refund

Fall 2019 Weekend College 2019:

Drop by September 12………….………………….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between September 13 – 18…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between September 19 – 24..…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after September 24..…………………………………..no refund

Fall Session II 2019:   

Drop by October  23…..……….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between Oct. 24 – Oct. 28 ……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between Oct. 29 – Oct. 31…….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after October 31……………..…………………………..no refund

Fall 2019 FOCUS & Ironbound:

Drop by September 26……….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between Sept. 27 – Oct. 2 ……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between October 3 – 8……….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after October 8……………..…………………………..no refund

Spring IV 2019 Semester:

Drop by May  26…………….….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw May 30 …………………………………………50% tuition refund

Withdraw May 31……….…………………………………25% tuition refund

Withdraw after May 31……………..………..………………………..0 refund

Students who have completed early advisement and registration for a subsequent semester, but have not completed their current registration obligation according to their contract terms, will have all future registrations canceled.

Payment plans not paid by their scheduled due date will be assessed a $30.00 late fee. In addition accounts not paid in full by the end of the semester will be assessed a $100.00 contract default fee in addition to any late fee assessments.

Essex County College’s collection policy is to forward past due accounts to a designated collection agency. If your account is forwarded, it can be reported to national credit agencies, which can have a detrimental effect on your ability to obtain credit in the future. In addition, you may incur the cost assessed by the collection agency to collect your past due account.