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Now that you’ve registered, it’s time to take the final steps towards the first day of classes! Below you’ll find important information on paying for classes and the semester’s drop schedule, class materials, and accessing Canvas for your courses.



To view your Account Summary or Pay Online follow these steps:

  • 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

Financial Aid

You’re eligible to apply for the Higher Education Emergency Relief funds here:

Visit Ocean Connect > Student Financial Aid to ensure you have submitted all necessary documents and review your financial aid award.

If you have further questions about your financial aid or payment options contact or 732.255.0482

Kean students should go through the Kean Financial Aid department to ensure payment is made to Ocean for your registered classes with your Kean financial aid funds.

Support The Campaign

  • Books are included in most courses.
  • Find out more information here.
  • Books are available for purchase about 2-3 weeks before the start of the term.
  • Financial Aid students can use their funding until the end of the drop/add period.

Classes are available through Canvas on the first day of classes.

laptop on wood table with white screen and Ocean County College logo in center of the screen


Standard Username: firstname_lastname

(Some students may have #s after their last name)

Password: Your initial password is your 7-digit student ID number found here

Active Participation Policy (Important for Online Students):

Make sure you actively participate in your course prior to the add/drop period.

To actively participate, take one of the following three actions within the first three days of class:

  1. Post to a discussion board (Introduction boards DO count)
  2. Take a quiz or a test (Readiness quizzes DO count)
  3. Submit an item to the DropBox

*Logging in and/or emailing the instructor doesn’t count towards active participation.

Payment Deadlines

Payment arrangements for classes are due upon registration!

In order to secure your classes and avoid your courses being dropped please:

  • Pay your balance OR
  • Confirm the status of your financial aid OR
  • Set up a payment plan by the appropriate deadline
Register Through: Pay By:
9/21/2021 10/5/2021
Register Through: Pay By:
10/5/2021 10/19/2021

2021 Fall Payment Plans

Last Day to Enroll Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
9/30/2021 33% 2 October & November
Last Day to Enroll Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
9/30/2021 33% 2 October & November
Last Day to Enroll Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
9/30/2021 50% 1 October
Last Day to Enroll Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
9/30/2021 33% 2 October & November

Payment Plans

Find important payment plan dates for your registered term(s).

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 8:00am-10:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm.

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.

Advising Information

Now that you are registered for your first semester at OCC, you have access to OCC’s Online Orientation!

To access the Online Orientation, log into Ocean Connect and click “My Courses”. You will see the Online Orientation here!

The Online Orientation contains topics including:

  • Your Course Schedule
  • How to Make Changes to Your Course Schedule
  • Getting Involved on Campus, Academic Information
  • Tips for Student Success.

The Advising Office has created a video library to help you get ready for your first semester!

Visit our YouTube channel to view short, information videos on topics such as using Student Planning, Transfer and getting started at OCC!

Find upcoming important dates and events on our Advising Events page!

The Advising Office hosts virtual advising sessions throughout the year to assist students. Some of our topics include:

  • New Student Information Sessions
  • NJ STARS Information Sessions
  • Transfer
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Student Planning and Registration
  • Major-Specific Advising

Visit Advising Events page for a list of dates and how to access the sessions!

The Advising Office is offering Virtual Walk-In Advising!

Visit the Virtual Advising page for details and how to access virtual advising.

Calendars & Policies
Calendars & Policies

Please make sure that you are aware of the refund, add/drop, and withdrawal deadlines in your term(s):


Contact The Hub:

The Hub, Express Enrollment Services
Ocean County College
Phone: 732.255.0HUB (0482)
Location: Student Enrollment Center
Hub Page:

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