ECC offers several convenient ways to pay educational expenses.
Ways to Pay Your Bill
You must have an ECC student ID to log in and make a payment.
- By credit card in full or savings/checking account
- Enroll in ECC online payment plan now | payment plan details
- accessECC Portal | login instructions
- By credit card in full
- By cash, checks* and money orders in full. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize ECC to either convert your check to an image that will be processed as a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process as a check payment. Funds may be withdrawn from your account the day we receive your payment.
- By checks* and money orders in full. Do not send cash. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize ECC to either convert your check to an image that will be processed as a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process as a check payment. Funds may be withdrawn from your account the day we receive your payment.
- Put your student ID on your check.
*Note: Make checks payable to ECC. Send it to the Student Accounts office. Allow 10-14 days for your tuition payment to be received. Your payment must be received and receipted by the payment due date, or you will lose your class space.
Tuition Statement - Generated Online Only
As soon as you enroll in classes, your registration/billing statement is ready. ECC will no longer mail registration/billing statements. Students can access their statement anytime by logging into the accessECC Student Portal and clicking on Self-Service. Find the statement by clicking on the Student Finance link. Choose the desired term and click on View Statement.
Students are responsible for paying the amount due on their tuition statement by the corresponding due date each term.
Other Ways to Pay Bills
If you participate in College Illinois, you must bring a printed copy of your current benefits statement and a written authorization for the college to bill them on your behalf. This benefits statement must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office, Bldg B, Room B151, ECC Spartan Drive Campus, by the tuition due date to avoid being dropped for non-payment. The student is responsible for any charges that will not be covered by the plan. It is also important to check with the Student Accounts Office whenever schedule changes are made. This must be done every semester that the student attends. The college will submit an invoice to College Illinois after mid-term to ensure all registrations are complete prior to billing.
Trusts & 529 Plans (other than College Illinois)
If you are a recipient of a trust or participate in a 529 plan (other than College Illinois), it is your responsibility to contact the provider and request that they send a check to the college to pay for your tuition. The check should be made payable to 'Elgin Community College' and needs to arrive in the Student Accounts Office by the tuition due date to avoid being dropped for non-payment. Please make sure that your name and student ID number are referenced on the check. The student is responsible for any charges that will not be covered by the trust or plan. It is also important to check with the Student Accounts Office whenever schedule changes are made.
Here are some examples of providers that ECC receives checks from:
- Bright Directions
- Bright Start
- American Funds
- Florida Prepaid College Plan
- John Hancock Freedom 529
If you live in another community college district, you must first visit that college to obtain a joint agreement request form. This form must be turned into the Registration and Records Office when you enroll. A new form is required each term. View joint agreement programs.
If your tuition is paid for by a third party, you must obtain either an application for company sponsorship - PDF or get a voucher indicating the third party's willingness to be billed for your classes. A new application or voucher is required each term and must be turned into the Student Accounts Office, Building B, Room B151, the same day you register to ensure you will not be dropped from your classes. The college will submit an invoice to third party sponsors after mid-term to ensure all registrations are complete.
Employer Reimbursed Tuition
If your employer is reimbursing you for your tuition, you must pay your account in full and submit the receipts to your employer.