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.

 

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?

To support College operations, the tuition rate, general service and student activity fees will increase beginning with the Summer II 2021 term. There are however, no tuition or fee increases for the Summer I 2021 term.

Tuition and fee adjustments will be made to tuition bills to reflect the new tuition and fee structure for students who register from March 29 through July 30 and may have been billed at the old tuition and fee rates for the Summer II 2021 term.

 

  In-county Out-of-County
Tuition per credit hour  $129.03  $258.06
Student Activity Fee per credit hour 7.65  7.65
General Service Fee per credit hour 33.15  33.15
Cost per credit hour   $169.83  $298.86

Tuition/Fee Schedule

Item In County Out-of-County
Application Fee 30.00 30.00
Course Audit Fee Per Credit Hour 129.03 258.06
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:

Supports Ecc’s computer labs, library services/catalogs, information commons, tutors, lab technicians, wellness center, and welcome center.

33.15 33.15
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:

Covers all technology systems for online classes as well as all digital material from the Book Store and all e.text for each course.

100.00 100.00
Course Lab Fees (Pdf)
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:

Supports Student Government Association, which supports clubs, organizations, and committees chartered through the SGA. Any activities that are sponsored by the SGA are available to all students.

7.50 7.50
Testing-Out Fee Per Credit Hour – Letter Grade 129.03 258.06
Transcript Fee – Official Copy 10.00 10.00
Transcript Fee – Unofficial Copy 10.00 10.00
Tuition Per Credit Hour 129.03 258.06

Example of Tuition & Fees

 Enroll in:

In-county

 

Out-of-County

 

3 credits 3 x 169.83 = $509.49 3 x 298.86 = $896.58
6 credits 6 x 169.83 = $1,018.98 6 x 298.86 = $1,793.16
9 credits 9 x 169.83 = $1,528.47 9 x 298.86 = $2,689.74
12 credits 12 x 169.83 = $2,037.96 12 x 298.86 = $3,586.32
15 credits 15 x 169.83 = $2,547.45 15 x 298.86 = $4,482.90
18 credits 18 x 169.83 = $3,056.94 18 x 298.86 = $5,379.48

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


 

Fall I, Weekend & FOCUS Extension 2021 (Three Payment Plan):

  • Register April 27 – August 4, payment is due by August 4, 2021
  • Register after August 4, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st Fall semester registration date
  • Second payment is due October 6
  • Third payment is due October 27

 

Fall II 2021 (Two Payment Plan):

  • Register September 15 – 30, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st Fall semester registration date
  • Second payment is due October 27

 

Spring Session I, Weekend & FOCUS/Ironbound Semesters 2021 (Three Payment Plan):

  • Register November 2 – December 16, payment is due by December 16, 2020
  • Register December 17 – January 1, payment is due by January 2
  • Register after January 1, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st term registration date
  • Second payment is due February 9
  • Third payment is due March 9

 

Spring Focus Extension 2021
  • Register November 2 – December 16, payment is due by December 16, 2020
  • Register December 17 – January 1, payment is due by January 2
  • Register after January 1, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st term registration date
  • Second payment is due February 9
  • Third payment is due March 9

 

Spring Session II 2021 (Two Payment Plan):

  • Register January 25 – February 1,  payment is due by February 1, 2021
  • Register after February 1, payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st term registration date
  • Second payment is due March 9
 

Summer I 2021 (Two Payment Plan):

  • Register March 29  – April 28, payment is due by April 28, 2021
  • Register after April 28,  payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second payment is due June 8, 2021

 

Summer II 2021 (Two Payment Plan):

  • Register March 29  – June 22, payment is due by June 22, 2021
  • Register after June 22,  payment is due within 24 hours of the 1st registration date
  • Second payment is due August 10, 2021
 
Tech Fee Refund Deadline
  • Winter Intersession 2020 – December 22, 2020
  • Spring l Session – January 26, 2021
  • Spring Weekend College – January 28, 2021
  • Focus Extension – February 8, 2021
  • Spring Session II –February 16, 2021
  • Spring FOCUS & Ironbound – February 8, 2021
  • Product must arrive at store in original condition
 

 

 

 

Registrations without the minimum payment required may be dropped.
 
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:

  • All Spring 2021 Semesters – February 28, 2021
  • Summer I 2021 – May 25, 2021
  • Summer II 2021 – July 22, 2021
  • All Fall 2021 Semesters – October 27, 2021

 

 

Spring Session 1 2021:

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

Withdraw between Jan. 27 – Feb. 3..……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw  between Feb. 4 – Feb. 10..….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after February 10……….………..……………………no refund

 

Spring Weekend College 2021:

Drop by January 28….………….………………….….………….100% refund

Withdraw between Jan. 29 – Feb. 4…..…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between Feb. 5 – Feb. 11………….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after February 11….…………………………………..no refund

 

Spring Focus Extension 2021:

Drop by February 8…..……….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between Feb 9 – 12 …….……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between Feb 13 – 18..……….…….…25% tuition refund
Withdraw after February 18……..……..………………………no refund
 
 
Spring Session II 2021:   
Drop by February 16, …..……….……………….….…………….100% refund
Withdraw between Feb 17 -22 …….………50% tuition refund
Withdraw between Feb 23 – 26..…….…….…25% tuition refund
Withdraw after February 26……..………..………………………no refund

 

Spring Session II 2021:

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

Withdraw between Oct 24 – Oct 29 …….………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between Oct 30 – Nov 4..…….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after November 4……..………..………………………no refund

 

Spring FOCUS & Ironbound 2021:

Drop by February 8…………….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between Feb. 9 – Feb. 12.……………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between  Feb.13 – Feb. 18….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after February 18..………..…………………………..no refund

 

Summer I 2021:

Drop by May 14…..……….……………….….…….………….100% refund

Withdraw between May 15 – 19…… …………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between May 20 -21…….…….….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after May 21….…………………….…………………no refund

 

Summer II 2021:

Drop by July 19…………….……………….….…….………….100% refund

Withdraw between July 20 – 21…….. …………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between July 22 – 26………….….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after July 26……………..………….…………………no refund

 

Fall I 2021:   

Drop by September 10..……….………….…….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between September 11 – 16..…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw  between September 17 –22….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after September 22…..…..……..………………………no refund

 

Fall 2021 Weekend College 2021:

Drop by September 10………….………………….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between September 11 – 16…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between September 17 – 22..…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after September 22..…………………………………..no refund

 

Fall Focus Extension 2021:

Drop by September 20…..……….……………….….………….100% refund

Withdraw between September 21 –24..…………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between September 25 –30….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after September 30……………..………………………no refund

 

Fall II 2021:   

Drop by October  1…..……….……………….….…………….100% refund

Withdraw between October 2 – 7……….………50% tuition refund

Withdraw between October 8 –13.…….…….…25% tuition refund

Withdraw after October 13…   ..………..………………………no 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.

The College has negotiated a decrease in the technology fee reducing it from $200 to $100 per class.  The technology fee covers course materials and technology support associated with each class –  no purchase of books required. The $100 technology fee per class was applied to Fall 2020 tuition bills on August 27, 2020.

 

The digital format of your textbook will be available in Moodle or sent to your Essex email 7 days prior to the start of the course. Your instructor will guide you on how to properly access your material.

You will be able to print 20% of your digital etext and if you decide to purchase a physical textbook, you can visit the Follett Bookstore website at www.shopessexcc.com.

You can choose to OPT out of the digital product and the fee/s will be removed from your tuition account.  However, you will be responsible for securing books for all classes.

Before opting out, you should contact your Professor/s as most of them are requiring the use of assignments, labs, tests, quizzes, etc. digital etext materials.

To OPT Out of the digital product course fee for ALL courses, email the Follett Store Manager, Anne Carannante at 2146mgr@follett.com with your full name and student ID number.

For additional information please contact Anna Carannante at 973-877-3137 or 2146mgr@follett.com.

 

You must OPT out no later than midnight on the dates displayed below for the following semesters:

  • Spring l Session  – January 26, 2021
  • Spring Weekend College – January 28, 2021
  • FOCUS/Ironbound – February 8, 2021
  • Spring Session II –February 16, 2021
  • Summer I 2021 Semesters:
        • Full Term – May 14, 2021
        • Part of Term A – PTA –May 14, 2021
        • Part of Term B – May 21, 2021
  • Summer II 2021 Semesters:
        • Full Term – July 19, 2021
        • Part of Term A – PTA –July 19, 2021
        • Part of Term W1 – LPN103 – July 19, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Semesters:
        • Fall I –  September 10, 2021
        • Fall Weekend – September 10, 2021
        • Fall Focus Extension –  September 23, 2021
        • Fall II – October 1, 2021
        • Part of Term 2 –  September 8, 2021
        • Part of Term 3 – November 5, 2021

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.