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Paying for College

Whether you’re interested in applying for financial aid , using OCC’s payment plan, or still exploring your options, we have the resources to help you make important financial decisions about paying for college. Review the options below and create your personal plan.

OCC encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility.

Find out more about paying for college below, or contact the HUB at HUB@ocean.edu or 732-255-0482.

Ways to Pay

Students making a one time, payment in full, may choose from the following options:

  • Payments may be made online:
    • Sign in to Ocean Connect
    • Click on Student Finance and select Make a Payment
    • Click the Payment link at the top
    • Select Enroll Today
    • Select Proceed to Processor
  • Check or money order payments may be mailed to:

Ocean County College
College Drive, PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
*Please be sure to include your student ID number or social security number on all check and money order payments.
**A charge of $25.00 will be assessed for all checks returned for non-sufficient funds.

If a student is enrolled in less than 3 credits, payment is required in full at the time of registration.

Students enrolled in 3 or more credits a term can enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan that divides the tuition and fee payments into equal installments, after pending financial aid and scholarships are considered and the initial deposit. All students (3 credits or more) will have a $30.00 enrollment fee plus the calculated deposit. Enrollment fees are non-refundable. However, the earlier a student registers and enrolls in the payment plan, the higher the number of payment due dates will be available.

Enroll in an affordable Payment Plan today!

Payment Methods:

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

Nelnet Customer Service

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

Learn more about payment plan deadlines on the After You Register page.

To qualify for any of these programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In order to be considered for the following State Aid programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and  report additional information to the State of New Jersey.

The OCC College Foundation, as well as local and national organizations and foundations, offers students scholarships based on various criteria and eligibility. The OCC Foundation Scholarship is awarded per semester to multiple recipients. Visit the Foundation Scholarship page to apply for the Foundation Scholarship and others.

Additional Scholarship Resources:

Please note: The Foundation Scholarship requires students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Federal Work Study program (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid program. The program places financially eligible students on campus in part-time employment so that students can earn funds while attending college. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for the FWS today. Learn more about the Work Study Program at OCC on their website.

EOF students will receive both academic and financial support from various programs that are designed to assist in ensuring student success. Learn more about the program and apply on the EOF website.

Veterans’ Education Benefits provide college funding to active, veteran, and military affiliated students. In order qualify for these benefits,  you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet other eligibility requirements. Students wishing to take advantage of V.A benefits & programs at OCC must meet with the Veterans Coordinator to apply, register for classes and certify enrollment with the V.A. Visit the Veterans’ Services page to learn more.

The Community College Opportunity Grant pays up to the full cost of tuition for up to 18 credit hours and approved educational fees. Students  must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and  report additional information to the State of New Jersey to be considered for this grant. For more information and a full list of eligibility requirements, visit the Community College Opportunity Grant page.

Nelnet FAQ

Yes! You can make payments on a prior term by going to mycollegepaymentplan.com 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 mycollegepaymentplan.com 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 hub@ocean.edu

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Fall and Spring Tuition Payment Plan

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. At the time of registration, the student should sign up for the payment plan, and set their due dates. The earlier a student registers, the greater the number of due dates will be available. The first payment plus the contract fee will be due upon setting-up of the plan.

Tuition Payment Plans are available on-line by logging into Ocean.edu, clicking on My Ocean, Ocean Connect, Financial Information, Student Finance and Pay for Registration. Additionally one can visit the HUB or fax the PDF form (see Paying For College) to 732-864-3847. After the form is faxed, please contact The HUB at x482 to make your first payment. All remaining payments can be made on Ocean Connect, at The HUB or by mail. Please mail checks a week ahead of the due date to ensure they are received by the due date, to avoid a late payment fee.

Summer Tuition Payment Plan

Summer payment plan due dates and number of payments vary by term. Please contact The HUB at x482 for details.

Please be advised that students may be dropped, if payment arrangements are not completed. Outstanding financial obligations, to any college department, must be fulfilled prior to new registrations.

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