Payments and Refunds

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Choose an easy and convenient way to pay

Pay Online: For convenience, pay for your tuition online using a credit card, debit card, e-check or sign up for our Interest-free Payment Plan. Login to your student portal for account information using your user name (Student ID) and password.

Pay by Mail – Make checks payable to: Sussex County Community College, Attn: Bursar’s Office
One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860

NOTE: Student's full name and student ID# should be in the memo section to assure proper credit. Post dated checks will be processed as they are received and not held. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 NSF Fee.

Pay in Person: We accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, Visa or Discover), debit card, cash or check. (The credit card must be in your name when paying in person).

  • Summer and Winter Sessions: Tuition payment is due in full at the time of registration.
  • If financial aid does not cover your charges completely, you will need to enroll in a Payment Plan.
  • Payment must be received by payment due date in order to avoid a Late Fee.

Payment Plan

Many students and families find it more convenient to make payments to the College over the course of the term rather than completely at the start of studies. The College offers a monthly Interest-free Payment Plan. This is not a loan and no interest is charged; however, a $35 enrollment fee per term is required. Installment Payment plans are available through our online tuition payment system, CashNET.


Refunds for cancelled classes, drops and/or withdraws are issued after 10th day.

  • Federal PELL and TAG awards cannot be processed until they are applied to your account. You will receive them within 14 days of posting.
  • Loans are not disbursed or applied to student accounts until 60% of the semester is completed.
  • Grants/Scholarships/Private/Outside Funding and Veteran Benefits will not show on the students account until after the College receives payment.
  • Refunds can be disbursed via the mail by check or an eRefund.

Electronic eRefunds

Students are encouraged to sign up for eRefunds. This process deposits your refund directly into your bank account. To sign up for eRefunds, login to your student portal, click Payment/Billing, then ‘Enroll in eRefund.

Refund Policies

Students who reside in a county other than Sussex County may be eligible for a county chargeback. To be eligible for a Chargeback, a student must be enrolled at an out-of-county NJ community college (receiving institution) in a program of study not offered at Sussex County Community College (the home community college).

“Students required to enroll in remedial courses in two or more basic skills areas, as determined by the receiving institution’s placement tests, shall complete the remediation in the home community college before being eligible for Chargeback.”  N.J.S.A 18A:64A-23

To access a copy of the instructions and the form click Chargeback Forms.

Students who withdraw from all classes due to documented medical circumstances after consecutively missing 20% of the semester prior to withdrawal may qualify for a one-time 50% tuition only credit (fees not included) or a 50% cancellation of tuition only debt (fees not included).  A partial reduction in classes may also be considered if accompanied by appropriate documentation, from a licensed healthcare or mental healthcare professional, citing a specific need to reduce overall course load.  A Medical Appeal may be requested during the semester the illness occurs, but no later than 30 days from the end of the semester.

The decision to award a 50% tuition only credit or 50% tuition only debt cancellation shall be at the sole discretion of Sussex County Community College.

Financial aid students should contact the Financial Aid Office to review the impact on their aid. Please inquire at the Registrar’s Office (B217) for the most updated policy and procedures.

Students who are “No Shows” (defined as not attending class throughout the first ten days of a semester, or equivalent time for a shorter term, as indicated by the faculty on the tenth day or equivalent roster), will be dropped from the class. This drop will be the same as a student-initiated drop and will not appear on the student’s transcript. The student will be notified via email.

A dropped class may affect the enrollment status of a student (i.e. dropping from full-time to part-time). A student who fails to notify the College of non-attendance will be charged a $50 per course Administrative Withdrawal fee.

Reinstatement to a class from which a student has been dropped as a “No Show” will require the student to state in writing and sign that they are attending the course and the faculty member to acknowledge, in writing and to sign (faculty email is sufficient also), that the student is attending the course.

These acknowledgements may be on the same or different pages but must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the date indicated on the “No Show” notification letter from the Registrar.

Students who withdraw from classes, in which they have been officially registered, offered by Sussex or one of its contracting institutions, shall be eligible for a refund in accordance with the schedule listed below, provided the withdrawal procedure has been followed.

Students must file a Withdrawal Form (available in the Advising & Counseling Center) at the Registrar’s Office or in writing via their student email to Requests must include student’s name, Student ID number, semester, course and the student’s signature.

See the Academic Calendar for actual withdrawal and refund dates.

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