TUITION AND FEES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When a student registers, they should be prepared to pay for courses in full or start an applicable payment plan. Payment due dates and drop dates are published on the College website.
Students should consider Financial Aid, Scholarship and Loan options and begin the research and application process prior to registering for classes.
Yes, students enrolled in 3 or more credits in a term can enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan (PDF). Each term will have an individual payment plan available, except Summer Post Session. 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 payment due dates will be available. Please see section under “Paying for College” for full details.
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 Cashier’s Office or fax the PDF form (see Paying For College) to 732.864.3847. After the form is faxed, please contact Cashiers at 732.255.0324 to make your first payment. All remaining payments can be made on Ocean Connect, at the Cashier’s office 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.
Please direct your payment to:
Ocean County College
P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001.
Please click on the link for the breakdown of tuition and fees per credit for both in-county and out-of-county students. Tuition and Fees Table (XLSX)
Students can make payments by mail to the main campus or Southern Education Center, on-line via Ocean Connect Self Service, or at/with the Cashier’s Office. SEC is located at:
Ocean County College
Southern Education Center
195 Cedarbridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
The SEC can only accept check and money order payments.
Students sending check or money order payments in the mail should remember to include their Student ID number information. If you are paying by mail, please mail checks a week in advance of the due date.
Students can call 732.255.0324 to make a credit card payment over the phone with the Cashier’s Office. The student will need to supply their Student ID number or Social Security number, as well as, all credit card information. The Cashier’s Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday.
Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly referred to as FERPA) legally we can only release detailed information to student who is attending or has attended OCC.
The student’s registration statement will include the billing information. The student can call the Cashier’s Office at 732.255.0324 to have a detailed account statement mailed to their home address or sent to email address listed on the student account.
Each student can sign onto Ocean Connect Self Service to review account activity. Registrations, financial aid, payments, payment plans and tuition costs are available for review. Each of these can be printed at home at your convenience.
Please refer to the FERPA policy (DOC) listed in our catalog.
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.
The detailed refund policy can be accessed by clicking the link. Refund Policy. Refunds are calculated based on when the class is dropped as compared to the official term start date (not necessarily first day of class) and the census date (approximately 10 class days after the official term start date). Refund date information is also available on printed student registration confirmations received through on-campus transactions.
Students cannot pick up refund checks from the Cashier’s Office. Loan and financial aid checks are mailed within two (2) weeks of the aid or loans being physically received and posted to the student’s account. The checks will be mailed to the address in our system. All address changes must be made in the Registration/Records Office. Electronic refund payments (E-Checks) can be deposited directly into a bank account, designated and managed by the student, via Ocean Connect Self Service. Students are encouraged to sign-up for E-Checks to expedite receipt of funds. Please see the refund policy for “Electronic Refunds” instructions.