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You may be entitled to a credit balance refund when payments to your student account, including financial aid awards and loan disbursements, exceed your Essex County College tuition, fee, and other charges. The Bursar’s Office will produce a student refund for you in the amount of your credit balance.
Definition of Credit Balance:
A credit balance occurs when the total of the credits or payments posted to a student’s tuition account (e.g., cash, check, charge payments, loan disbursements, scholarships, financial aid grants, etc.) exceeds the student’s charges applied to the account for a specific semester or term.
Credits balances available for refunds are negative (-) balances created on the student’s tuition account after-credits or payments have been posted and all applicable and or allowable charges have been deducted. Credit balances can also be created when a paid student drops or withdraws from a class. Please review the tuition refund policy at Tuition Refund Policy (Tab found on this webpage)
Title IV credits are negative (-) balances created on a student’s tuition account after the PELL grant has been applied and all allowable charges have been paid. Title IV allowable charges are current tuition charges, mandatory fees, book charges, and prior year charges with the student’s written authorization not to exceed $200.
Time Frame for Paying Credit Balances:
Method of Refunding Credit Balances:
Direct Deposit Enrollment:
When you enroll in direct deposit, you enjoy the following conveniences:
Enrollment forms are available here and should be completed and delivered to the Bursars Office in room #4121 on the Newark Campus or on the first level at the West Essex Campus. Please present your ECC student identification card to the cashier when enrolling along with a voided check or bank letter confirming your bank account and routing number.
Financial Aid Title IV Grant Disbursement & Credit Balance Refund Dates: