All cash payments, financial aid awards, agency/employer vouchers and tuition waivers must be submitted to the Bursars Office by the semester payment due date. (Tuition Payment Due Dates)

Beginning with the Fall 2022 semester, Essex County College requires all students to accept and sign the ECC Student Responsibility Agreement (SFRA) (Student Responsibility Agreement (SFA) before registration.  We ask that you read this document carefully.

The College no longer drops student registrations for non-payment.  If you decide not attend you must drop your registration by the drop deadline date (Class Drop & Withdrawal Policy)  to avoid tuition bill liability.

Web Payment:

Payment in full or enrollment in the ECC Payment Plan can be made via the web. Go to 

  • 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

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.