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.

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