Tuition & Fees

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Tuition rates exclude lab and course fees and are subject to change without notice by official action of the District 509 Board of Trustees. View a list of the communities served by the Community College District 509.

Credit Course Charges

ResidencyTuition per credit hour
Effective Summer 2021
In-District Resident, Work In-District, In-District Internet $132.00
Out-of-District Resident $297.00
Out-of-District Internet $260.00
Out-of-State & International Resident $396.00
Out-of-State & International Internet $310.00
Tuition rates are based on student residency procedure 4.102. Visit District 509 Residency to learn more about in-district and out-of-district provisions. ECC offers various tuition waiver programs.


Enrollment Fees

Students enrolling in credit classes pay an enrollment fee of $6 per student per semester.

Testing Fees

Nominal fees are charged to administer some tests given by the testing center and career development services. Placement and assessment tests are free.

Course Fees and Laboratory Fees

  • Credit courses - Course fees are applied if specialized equipment and/or individualized small group instruction are required. Lab fees are applied for laboratory courses to cover the direct costs of lab material and supplies. To determine if a course has a course or lab fee, use the credit classes search feature to search open classes.
  • Noncredit courses - see our course offerings.

Course fees and lab fees are refundable according to the refund schedule.

Instructional Fees

Instructional fees are assessed to offset higher cost teaching/learning environments. These courses require specialized consumable supplies and materials, specialized software, high tech equipment, equipment maintenance costs, individualized instruction, and low faculty to student ratios. See the list of instructional fees.

Course fees and lab fees are refundable according to the refund schedule.

Payment Plan Fees

ECC offers payment plans as convenient ways to budget your educational expenses. They are not loan programs. No interest or finance charges are assessed. There is a non-refundable service fee of $30 per semester that will be added to your down payment. Late payments will result in a late fee of $35 assessed to your student account.

Other Fees
Fee typeAmount
Late Fee $35
Returned Payment Fee $35
Collection Fee $35
Replacement Check Fee $35