Students should carefully examine the tuition and fees associated with attending college. While analyzing the costs involved, students should keep in mind that many funding sources available to help finance your education.
All colleges have direct and indirect costs. As a student, you are responsible for all direct costs. Whereas, indirect costs are estimates associated with attending Erie Community College and will vary from person-to-person.
* Cost may fluctuate depending on age and current insurance rates.
Tuition and fees are subject to change upon approval of the ECC Board of Trustees.
Application Fee - This fee is charged to all students who are new admits or re-admits (those not registered or who have dropped or withdrew from the previous term), as well as current students who change their student program/major.
Clinical Rotation Fee (per clinical class) - This fee is charged to students in their senior year, who complete laboratory rotation at affiliated clinical sites (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Erie County Public Health Laboratories, Eastern Niagara Hospital, American Red Cross, etc.). Students may perform clinical laboratory procedures at the affiliated hospitals under the direct supervision of laboratory technologists. Laboratory material and administrative costs for these rotations are covered by this fee.
Collection Fee (percentage of amount owed to ECC) No charge unless noted below. - Students whose accounts are referred to a collection agency will be liable for these additional costs. The cost will vary depending on the amount of debt. The current cost will be 30% of the balance due to ECC. These fees cover the expenses paid to the collection agencies.
Dental Hygiene Professional Development Fee (per year) - Students in the dental hygiene curriculum join into a professional organization giving each student the ability to use their certification for job and experience updates.
Foreign Student Administration Fee (per year) - Administrative costs over and above the general student are accessed to international students. Governmental compliance and paperwork are additional work loads.
ID Care Replacement Fee (per card) - Students are all issued a free identification card which is a mandatory security requirement. If the card is lost, stolen or destroyed, this fee is a charge for a replacement card.
Independence Study Fee - Students that are cancelled due to low enrollment may be offered an independent study course to work directly with the instructor. These students are charged an independent student fee for individualized instruction.
International Student Administration Fee - This fee is charged to international students per semester as referenced above.
International Student Health Insurance (per semester) - All international students must have international student health insurance coverage (ISO Med 1) or equivalent. The cost may fluctuate depending on age and insurance rate changes.
Lab Fee (per lab) - The lab fee is intended to cover the cost of lab materials and supplies used by the student in the lab or lecture/lab courses and is assessed on a course by course basis.
Late Payment Fee (not to exceed/semester) - A late fee will be assessed to any student whose fees are not paid by the due date. A second late fee and possible collection cost will be assessed for continued delinquency. Students enrolled in the TIP program are assessed $10 for each payment not made in accordance with the established payment schedule and possible collection cost will be assessed for continued delinquency.
Life Experience Assessment Program (up to six credit hours) - College credit can be earned by applying for a review of life experience that may apply to a specific class or program. This is done through academic analysis and approval. The charge for the evaluation of this material is the Life Experience Assessment fees.
Life Experience Assessment Program (over six credit hours) - If requests for life experience evaluation are for over six credit hours, additional fees will be applied per credit hour requested by the student.
Malpractice Insurance (not to exceed/year) - Medical malpractice insurance is mandatory for all students with client contact (full-time and part-time) in the health science programs.
Nursing Tet/Evaluation Fee (per semester) - The nursing program has a requirement to take a state exam to finish the qualifications for the degree. This fee covers the cost of the exam and professional fees.
Printing Fee (per page over initial quota allowance) - The college offers students the ability to copies with Xerox copiers stationed throughout various campus locations. Due to excessive copies, a quota has been set up for each student. When the quota is reached a student must pay .15 per copy to cover the expense of the paper, ink and machine.
START New Student Orientation Fee - A first year experience fee covers
the cost of an orientation program offered to all new students. This
covers personnel expenses and the cost of materials.
Student Accident Insurance - Full-time students are automatically charged for a mandatory accident insurance plan that covers unpaid medical/surgical expenses, up to a maximum of $2,500 on the event of most types of accidental injuries that occur either on or off campus.
Student Activity Fee - The student activity fee is used to fund campus groups and programs.
Registration Fee (per semester) - A registration fee is added to anyone who registers after advance registration.
Re-registration Fee (per semester if cancelled due to late payment) - A re-registration fee is added if your bill is not paid by the due date and you re-register after cancellation. Students who do not have tuition and fees paid or deferred by the due date will have their registration cancelled.
Returned Check Fee - Any student that bounces a check at the bank will be charged a returned check fee. The college incurs charges for bad checks and this is used to offset the cost to the college.
Technology Fee (per credit hour) - A charge of $14 per credit hour is accessed to all student accounts. This fee supports computer technology, operations, upgrades and improvements in laboratories and classrooms.
Telecourse/Distance Learning Fee (per credit hour) - Distance learning fees are accessed on a course-by-course basis for internet classes. This fee is for online delivery and computer helpdesk support.
Transcript Fee - Official transcript copies are processed at a cost of $5 per transcript. This covers a charge the college pays for certification through a service.
Transportation Fee (per semester) - A transportation fee is added to all students attending a class on one of the campus locations. The fee covers parking, security and a bus pass. It also assists the college in providing greater access to the campuses to take courses or attend activities, as well as providing expanded safety and security services and educational workshops for students.
Transportation ID Card Replacement - A transportation ID is issued in cooperation with the NFTA bus company for students to get free transportation fro the semester they are attending. If the bus pass is lost or stolen a replacement charge is incurred for a replacement.
Tuition Installment Plan Fee (per semester) - TIP is a sensible alternative to meet the cost of tuition and fees for the academic year. This payment plan can be joined by submitting a non-refundable fee of $75. This is a one-time charge per semester and no interest is charges to the program.