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Essex County College Tuition Information

In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Essex County College was $7,590 a year for in-state students and $7,590 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.

Tuition for international students at Essex County College is $7,590 per year.

Essex County College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Essex County College is a public country institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,590 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered New Jersey-residents, out-of-state tuition is $7,590 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as New Jersey residents.

Attending an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the overall cost of college. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is Essex County College's Tuition Different for International Students?

Essex County College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Essex County College can expect to pay around $7,590 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Essex County College:

  • International Students Tuition Waivers

Essex County College Housing Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Essex County College.

Room and Board Costs at Essex County College

Essex County College doesn't offer on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when looking at the cost of various colleges.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Essex County College?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at Essex County College can expect to pay around $1,200 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Essex County College

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area could be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Essex County College campus is located in a urban setting in New Jersey, not far from New York City.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When budgeting for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Essex County College.

How Much Does Essex County College Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,590
Out-of-State Tuition $7,590
Yearly Fees $1,200
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Financial Aid at Essex County College

In 2021, 0 of the 11,979 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Essex County College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Essex County College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Essex County College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, a total of $36.4 million was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Net Cost of Essex County College

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Essex County College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Essex County College seem more manageable.

What will attending Essex County College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Essex County College's net cost calculator on their website.

Essex County College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Essex County College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Essex County College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Essex County College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$8,790

In State

$8,790

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,590
$7,590
Fees
$1,200
$1,200
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Essex County College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,979

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,790

Out-of-State

$8,790

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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