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Financial Aid

  • Paying for College

    Erie Community College has a comprehensive program of student aid including federal and state subsidized programs, loans, part-time employment and scholarships. You can find general information regarding financial aid, as well as specific information regarding each of the potential funding sources that may be available to you.

    1. Explore Costs

      Learn more about our tuition and fees and the SUNY Net Price Calculator to discover why ECC is an affordable option for your educational needs.

      ECC offers students low tuition rates while providing quality education. You can find a listing of our tuition and fees on our website. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the costs associated in attending ECC.

      The SUNY Net Price Calculator will provide you with an estimate of the financial aid you may qualified for based on your family’s financial situation. The returned net price reflects your estimated costs of attending ECC less your estimated financial aid you may receive.

    2. Apply for Financial Aid

      Begin the application process for financial aid by completing the FAFSA Application before May 1.

      Apply for FAFSA

      Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines your eligibility for federal, state and institutional sources of financial aid. To qualify, you need to be a matriculated student by applying and being accepted into an academic program.  Begin the process by obtaining a personal identification number (PIN). The PIN number will allow you to access and sign your online FAFSA application.

      If you have forgotten your PIN number, you can request a duplicate PIN. The FAFSA application must be completed every year by May 1. To avoid thief of your personal information, you should never share your PIN number with others.

      Review Your Student Aid Report

      After your FAFSA application has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by mail or made available online.  You should review the report to ensure that the information is accurate and complete. If needed, you should provide corrected or missing information.  The SAR will state the amount of support you and your family is expected to contribute toward the costs of your education. ECC will contact you if we need additional documentation. All our documents can be obtained on online at Aid Forms.

      Accept Your Awards

      Students are responsible for monitoring their financial aid status. After you are admitted into the college, you can access your financial aid information by logging into your MyECC account, then selecting Financial Aid under the QuickLaunch Navigation on the left hand side. The award letter details the aid you are eligible to receive.

      If you cannot remember your MyECC account information, you can retrieve it at Forgot Password? or by contacting the CITS Help Desk.

    3. Find Additional Aid

      Other aid options are available to veterans, parents and other qualifying applicants.

      Financial aid at Erie Community College falls into three broad categories:

      • Grants which do not have to be repaid
      • Loans which usually have low interest rates and must be repaid after graduation or upon leaving college
      • Part-time employment called workstudy

      In addition, ECC offers a wide variety of Scholarships through the ECC Foundation.  Students are encouraged to explore the numerous opportunities available to them by contacting the ECC Foundation or their financial aid office.

      Lastly, there are other funding sources options for veterans and other special interest groups.  For assistance, please contact our Veterans Affairs or Other Funding Sources section of our website.

    4. Make a Payment

      Payments can be made online through your MyECC account, or by mail and in-person at the Bursar Office.

      Students have three options for paying their bill – online, by mail and in-person.

      Online Payment – An online payment can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week through MyECC. Simply log into your MyECC account and select Financial Information on the left to expand the menu. Then select Make a Payment from the listing. Click on the Pay on My Account link and enter in your credit card information and amount. Currently ECC accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card.

      Mail Payment – Payments may be made by check to your campus location. Please make your check payable to ECC Bursar Office. Below is a listing of all our campuses. Payments must be postmarked by the tuition bill’s due date.

      City CampusNorth CampusSouth Campus
      Erie Community College
      Attention: Bursar Office
      121 Ellicott Street
      Buffalo, NY 14203
      Erie Community College
      Attention: Bursar Office
      6205 Mani Street
      Williamsville, NY 14221
      Erie Community College
      Attention: Bursar Office
      4041 Southwestern Blvd.
      Orchard Park, NY 14127

      In-person Payment – Payment can always be made in-person at the Bursar Office of the campus you will be attending. In addition to the main office, South Campus has a satellite office located next door to Registrar providing the convenience of registering and paying together.

      City Campus North Campus South Campus
      Room O150E (45 Oak Street) Room S117 Room 1209 and Room 5223
      (716) 851-1164 (716) 851-1463 (716) 851-1888

      The Bursar is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for federal holidays. To ensure that the office is open, please call in advance.

      For your convenience, payments can also be broken down into four easy installments through our Tuition Installment Plan (TIP). Contact the Bursar Office for details.

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    Financial Aid

    City Campus
    45 Oak Street - Room O150
    121 Ellicot Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1177
    F: (716) 270-2682
    T, W, Th, F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Monday8 a..m. - 6 p.m.
    North Campus
    Spring Student Center - Room S201
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1477
    F: (716) 270-2856
    M, W, Th, F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesday8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    South Campus
    Building 5 - Room 5206
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1677
    F: (716) 270-4421
    M, T, Th, F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday8 a.m. - 6 p.m.