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Essex County College Tuition & Cost

Newark, New Jersey

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Essex County College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,224
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,458
Other Expenses Budget$3,214
In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Essex County College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,224
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,458
Other Expenses Budget$3,214

In district New Jersey residents should budget an annual total cost of $18,167 to attend Essex County College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,871 for tuition, $7,458 off-campus housing, $2,400 for books and supplies and $1,224 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Essex County College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Essex County College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,319
$30,001 to $48,000$7,812
$48,001 to $75,000$10,056
$75,001 to $110,000$11,991

The average reported annual net price for Essex County College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,445 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad Essex County College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,140 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0.

Finanical Aid Essex County College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,140 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,404 3%
Pell Grants $4,975 73%
Other Federal Grants $310 68%
State and Local Grants $2,524 46%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $6,993 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Essex County College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $5,898. The loan balance of $5,898 is a two year multiple of the $2,949 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $56 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $5,898
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $56.27
Total Interest Paid $854.81
Sum of All Loan Payments $6,752.81

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $22,038 $22,038
2 $22,554 $22,554

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Essex County College to be $44,076 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.3% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Essex County College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $129 $387 $516
Out of State Residents $258 $774 $1,032

Estimated cost for a class at Essex County College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Essex County College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Essex County College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184481 IPEDS survey data for Essex County College.