Tuition and Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. I registered for my classes today, but I'm still not sure how I want to pay. Will I be dropped?

A. The college "Drop-No Pay Policy" states that students must pay at the time of registration in order to avoid being dropped from classes. When a student registers, they should be prepared to pay for courses in full or start a payment plan if one is offered.

Students should consider Financial Aid, Scholarship and Loan options and start the research and application process prior to registering for classes.

Q. Do you have a tuition payment plan available to make payments?

A. Yes, students enrolled in 6 or more credits in a term can enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan. Multiple terms cannot be combined into a plan. A separate plan would need to be set up for each term. Students considered part-time students (6-11 credits) must pay a $30.00 enrollment fee plus any additional deposit required at the time of payment. Students considered full-time students (12 or more credits) must pay a $50.00 enrollment fee plus any additional deposit required at the time of enrollment. Enrollment fees are separate from the cost of tuition and are non-refundable. Students can enroll in the payment plan at any time prior to the final payment due date, however, the earlier a student enrolls, the higher the amount of available payment dates will be.

The payment plan initial deposit amount is dependent upon the payment plan enrollment date.

Students should be aware that adding and dropping courses, financial aid awards, or costs such as additional lab fees can change the payment plan breakdown amount that was originally set up during the initial payment plan enrollment. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Cashier's Office to receive correct information regarding current payments due when these changes take place.

Tuition Payment Plan payments can now be made on the web, once your payment plan has been set up and your initial payment has been made. If you are paying by mail, please be aware that the payment must be received by our office by the end of the due date business day. Students should plan an adequate amount of time for mail delivery. We will not make exceptions for payments sent through the mail that arrive late.

Q. Where can I find a breakdown of tuition and fees?

A. A break down of tuition and fees is available by opening the tuition and fees table. This table shows a break down of tuition and fees per credit for both in-county and out-of-county students.

Tuition and Fees Table

Q. How can I pay for my tuition?

A. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or by credit card using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Students who pay by check or money order should remember to include their Student ID number on all payments.

Q. Do I have to come to the Main Campus to make payments?

A. Students can make payments by mail, in-full on the web, over the phone or at the Southern Education Center site.

Students sending check or money order payments in the mail should remember to include their Student ID number information. Payments can be mailed to:
Cashier's Office, 2001 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754-2001.

Students who wish to pay over the phone should have their Student ID number or social security number as well as all credit card information available. Payments can be made over the phone during office business hours by calling 732.255.0324. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Q. I am a parent and would like information about my son or daughter's account. How can I obtain this?

A. Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly referred to as FERPA) this information cannot be given to anyone but the student who is attending the college.

Although we realize that more often than not a parent/guardian will provide some assistance to their son or daughter by paying for tuition, we legally cannot release this information to any party other than the student. Be sure to refer to your son or daughter's registration statement that will include the billing information. If they call our office at 732.255.0324 we would be happy to send an account statement detailing the charges on their account. This statement can only be sent to the address listed in our student system.

To read the FERPA policy listed in our catalog please click here.

Q. What is your refund policy?

A. Withdrawal/Refund College Policy #5144

"Students who withdraw from courses shall be eligible for a percentage refund of tuition and certain fees in accordance with procedures, rules and regulations developed by the college.

The estate(s) of student(s) who become deceased shall be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees in accordance with procedures, rules and regulations developed by the College."

Students should check the semester course schedules available on-campus and online through the Admissions portion of the website for specific refund cutoff dates. Refund date information is also available on printed student registration confirmations received through on-campus transactions.

Q. I am receiving a check refund from the College. Can I come to the Cashier's window and pick it up?

A. Students cannot pick up any check refunds from the Cashier's Office. Loan and financial aid checks are mailed within 2 weeks of the aid or loans being posted to the student's account by the Financial Aid office. Checks are mailed to students once they have been prepared. Checks can only be sent to the address listed in our system.