Payments and Refunds

The cost of education doesn't have to be a financial burden.

Choose an easy and convenient way to pay

Make a Payment Online

  • Make a Payment Online: For convenience, pay for your tuition online using a credit card, debit card, e-check, or pay as you go with our Interest-free Payment Plan* (IPP). Log in to your student portal for account information using your username (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: The 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). By Appointment Only during Covid-19.

Summer and Winter Sessions: Tuition payment is due by the first day of the session.

If financial aid does not cover your charges completely, you will need to enroll in a Payment Plan.

*US Students Only.

Payment must be received by the payment due date to avoid a Late Fee.

Pay as you go! 

It's more convenient to make payments to the College throughout the semester rather than all at once. The College offers a monthly Interest-free Payment Plan. The Plan is not a loan, and no interest is charged; however, a $35 enrollment fee per term is required. Installment Payment Plans* (IPPs) are available through our Online Payment System. Below are 12 credit vs 15 credit examples.


Refunds for canceled classes, drops, and withdraws will be issued after the 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 student's account until after the College receives payment.

Sign up for E-Refunds

E-Refund deposits your refund directly into your bank account.

E-Refund Enrollment Instructions:

  • Log into Online Payment System with your Student ID and Password
  • Locate E-Refund at lower left to enter your bank routing and account information (personal checking or savings accounts only)

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. Chargeback Forms should be emailed to Maureen Lynch.


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 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 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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