Payment Policies

All financial obligations must be paid by the end of each semester or summer session. Financial obligations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition
  • Late fees.
  • Parking fines.
  • Library fines.
  • Bookstore charges.
  • Child care center fees.

Past Due Balances

If you have a balance due, your account will be restricted. This means you will be unable to:

  • Get your grades.
  • Enroll in classes.

If you pay by check, your account will still be restricted for an additional 15 days. Check Payment Options.

Nonsufficient Funds

For any payment that is returned or denied for any reason, you will be sent a notification informing you of the amount due and how to pay. A returned/denied charge of $35 will be applied to your account, and you risk losing eligibility to participate in future payment plans.

If you have written a check that comes back to ECC for ANY reason, ECC will no longer accept any checks for your account.

Payment must be received within 5 business days from the date on the notification in person, or the student may be dropped from class(es). If a second payment is returned/denied, eligibility to participate in the payment plan may be denied. Because a check payment has been returned, your payments must now be in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, money order, or cashier's check.

Drop for Nonpayment

A student will be dropped from a class for not making a payment or arranging for payment when due. View payment calendar


Refunds for Credit and Non-Credit Courses - 2.102

Refunds are contingent on a student formally withdrawing from a course(s), and the amount is determined by when a student formally withdraws. View refund policy

Tuition Adjustment Advisory Council (TAAC) - 2.103

The "Tuition Adjustment Advisory Council" reviews appeals for tuition only refund adjustments based on a medical or family emergency. View appeal process