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Affordability: Elgin Community College offers affordable summer classes for students looking to get ahead. With ECC you can save substantially on the cost of a four year college education with a tuition rate of just $132 per credit hour for in-district students. In addition, financial assistance for college students is available.

Transfer Easily: Whether you're starting your journey towards a bachelor's degree, or wondering how to transfer credits from community college to university, ECC is here to help you achieve your goals.

Accelerated Summer Classes: ECC offers a variety of class options to fit your schedule. During the summer, classes last just 3 to 8 weeks, and are offered both in person and online.

National Excellence: ECC is one of the nation's top 25 community colleges, according to The Aspen Institute.

Community College Support Services: At ECC, you will receive support from experienced faculty members and a range of services to assist you throughout your academic journey. This includes access to free tutoring to ensure you receive the help you need to succeed every step of the way.

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Let Us Help You Pay For College

ECC has generous financial aid and scholarship funding available to help you reach your educational goals. Flexible payment plans are also available. To help us determine your eligibility, all students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships. For assistance, contact the ECC Financial Aid Office.

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ECC is nationally recognized as a leader college

Elgin Community College has been recognized as a Top 150 community college in the nation by The Aspen Institute in 2021, 2019, 2017, and 2013. ECC is the only Chicago-land community college recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 college more than two times. In 2022, ECC was named among the top 25 colleges nationwide as a semifinalist for the 2023 $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. Eligible colleges must show strong and improving student outcomes in critical areas, including retention, completion, transfer, and equity.

Aspen Prize For Community College Semifinalist 2023
Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2021
Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2019
Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2015