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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 remain restricted for 15 days. Check Payment Options.

Nonsufficient Funds

For any payment that is returned or denied for any reason, you will be notified 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 in person within five business days from the date of the notification, or the student may be dropped from class(es). If a second payment is returned/denied, participation in the payment plan may be denied. Because a check payment has been returned, your payments must now be in 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); the amount is determined by when a student officially 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


Student Accounts

Building B, Room B151
Fax: 847-214-7445

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Friday: Closed

**Closed Wednesdays 2 pm to 3 pm