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Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates & Fees for Full-Time and Part-Time Students

The tuition rate includes the college/student fee and technology fee.

County residents: $175.00/semester hour

E-Learning Courses – County residents: $175.00/semester hour

E-Learning Courses – Out-of-County residents: $193.00/semester hour

Out-of-County residents: $193.00/semester hour

Out-of-State or foreign residents: $270.00/semester hour

E-Learning Courses – Out-of-State residents: $270.00/semester hour

Ocean County High School Students: $105.00/semester hour (after applying Trustee Discount of $70.00)

Silver Edge Senior Citizens: $97.00/semester hour

Course or Material Fees

A course or material fee listed below will be required of all students enrolled in certain designated courses. Fee categories appear at the conclusion of applicable course descriptions. A special table of fees, not shown here, also exists for International Education Courses.

Spring 2023 Course / Category Fees:

1. $20.00

2. $30.00

3. $40.00

4. $55.00 (Hybrid)

5. $115.00

6. $105.00

7. $100.00 Online Courses

8. $2,800.00 Nursing Only

In addition to the above, students may be required to purchase material for their own use in conjunction with certain courses as noted at the end of those course descriptions. These costs will be identified by the course instructor and will not be included on the student’s bill prepared by the college.

Tuition and Fees Payment

Tuition and fee payment arrangements should be made at the time of registration. Checks or money orders (made payable to Ocean County College), cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Payment Due Dates

Visit the After You Register page to find a list of Payment Deadline Dates for the upcoming semester.

Tuition Payment Plans

Ocean County College offers a payment plan that divides the tuition and fee payments into equal installments, after pending financial aid and scholarships are considered and the initial deposit. Enroll in an affordable Payment Plan today!

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card (additional fee)

Cost to Enroll

  • $30 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester

Nelnet Customer Service

Need additional assistance you can call 1-800-609-8056.  Customer service is available M-F 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Still need more information about tuition? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Student Refunds

Sign up to receive your student refund electronically. Simply provide your bank account information and we’ll deposit funds directly into your account. You can also have your refund credited to a reloadable debit card if a bank account is not available. No more waiting to receive a paper check in the mail, or for it to clear your account.

Step 1: Sign in to Ocean Connect

Step 2: Click on “Student Finance” and select “Make a Payment”

Step 3: Click the “Payment” link at the top

Step 4: Select “Enroll Today”

Step 5: Select “Proceed to Processor”

Step 6: Click “Manage Refunds” and select your refund method

Nelnet FAQ

Yes! You can make payments on a prior term by going to or through Student Finance in Ocean Connect.

While your payment will be automatically deducted on the day it is due, you can make a partial payment earlier through or Student Finance in Ocean Connect.

Yes! To avoid a payment plan fee, you can pay your balance in full!

For help with navigating Nelnet, please contact the HUB, Express Enrollment Services at 732-255-0482 or

There is a fee of 2.75% for using a credit card.

Yes! Select “Payment Options” under Student Finance or can call Nelnet for assistance.

Residency Definitions

Ocean County Residents

Any person with a permanent Ocean County Address is an Ocean County resident. Proof of residency is a valid New Jersey Voter Registration card, a Motor Vehicle Registration, a driver’s license, or a County ID card. Ocean County College admissions priority is given to Ocean County residents. (Armed Forces personnel and their dependents stationed in Ocean County are considered Ocean County residents.)

Out-of-County Resident

A resident of a New Jersey county other than Ocean County.


A person in the United States who is not of permanent residence, with non-immigrant status as defined by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Persons in this category may need to file an I-20 student visa form.

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