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Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition and Fees

    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.

  • Summary of Costs

    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.

    Annual Cost of Attendance
     Direct CostsIndirect Costs
    Tuition4,733.00 
    Fees (average)675.00 
    Books/Supplies 1,100.00
    Personal Expenses 492.00
    Transportation 1,500.00
    Total5,408.003,092.00

    Detail Listing of Tuition and Fees

    Tuition
    New York State residents who are residents of the sponsorship area
    or non-residents of the sponsorship area who present a Certificate of Residence:
     full-time (per academic year)
     part-time (per credit hour)
    $4,733.00
    198.00
    New York State residents who are not residents of the sponsorship area and do not present a Certificate of Residence:
     full-time (per academic year)
     part-time (per credit hour)
    $9,466.00
    $396.00/cr. hr.
    Non-New York State Residents:
     full-time (per academic year)
     part-time (per credit hour)
    $9,466.00
    $396.00/cr. hr.
    Off Semester, Off Hour, Off Campus
     part-time (per credit hour)
    $66.00
    Student Service Fees
    General Fees
    Application Fee$25.00
    Distance Learning Fee$25.00/cr. hr.
    Independent Study Fee$30.00
    Lab Fee (per lab)$80.00
    Printing Fee (per page over initial quota allowance)$0.15
    Registration Fee (per semester)$30.00
    Student Activity Fee
     full-time per semester
     part-time per semester
    $70.00
    5.00/cr. hr.
    Student Accident Insurance*$12.00
    Technology Fee$14.00/cr. hr.
    Transcript Fee$5.00
    Transportation Fee
     per semester
     per summer session
    $75.00
    $35.00
    Tuition Installment Plan Fee (per semester)$75.00
    Special Circumstances
    Collection Fee (% of amount owed)30%
    Excess Credit Hours - $100 for every 3 credits in excess of 18$100/3 cr. hr.
    I.D. Card Replacement Fee (per card)$10.00
    Late Payment Fee (not to exceed/semester)50/$100.00
    Re-registration Fee (per semester if cancelled due to late payment)$50.00
    Returned Check Fee$20.00
    Transportation ID Card Replacement$20.00
    Specialty Fees
    Clinical Rotation Fee (per clinical class)$25.00
    Dental Hygiene Professional Development Fee (per year)$75.00
    First Year Experience Fee$50.00
    International Student Administration Fee (part-time)$150.00
    International Student Administration Fee (full-time)$300.00
    International Student Health Insurance*$600.00
    Life Experience Assessment Program
     up to 6 credit hours
     over 6 credit hours (per credit hour)
    $70.00
    $25.00
    Malpractice Insurance - required for Allied Health Programs (not to exceed /year)*$75.00
    Nursing Test/Evaluation Fee (per semester)$175.00

    * Cost may fluctuate depending on age and current insurance rates.

    Explanation of Fees

    Excess Credit Hour Fee - $100 for every three credits in excess of 18 credit hours. Please refer to the following formula for excess credit hour charges:

    • $100 for credit hours greater than 18 and less than or equal to 21
    • $200 for credit hours greater than 21 and less than or equal to 24
    • $300 for credit hours greater than 24 and less than or equal to 27
    • $400 for credit hours greater than 27 and less than or equal to 30
    • $500 for credit hours greater than 30 and less than or equal to 33
    • $600 for credit hours greater than 33 and less than or equal to 36
    • $700 for credit hours greater than 36 and less than or equal to 39

    Tuition and fees are subject to change upon approval of the ECC Board of Trustees.

    Residents of New York State outside of Erie County must submit a Certificate of Residence to the ECC Bursar's Office each year prior to registration. The Certificate of Residence is obtained from the treasurer of the student's home county. When received, tuition will be lowered to resident rate, if received prior to the start of the semester.

    Lab fees and Distance Learning fees are assessed on a course-by-course basis.

    Due to the fluctuating nature of insurance premiums, specific programs may require additional payment.

    A re-registration fee is added if your bill is not paid by the 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. A registration fee is added to anyone who registers after advance registration.

    All international students must have International Student Health Insurance. Cost may fluctuate depending on age and current insurance rates.

    The Veterans Payment Plan allows veteran students to pay their college tuition in five equal installments. Contact the College's Veterans Office for further details.

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    City Campus
    Room O150E
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1164
    North Campus
    Room S117
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1463
    South Campus
    Room 1209
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1888
    F: (716) 851-1897