Erie County Community College Tuition | 2024-2025 Academic Year

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We strive to make Erie County Community College (EC3) tuition as affordable as possible. As you browse our 2024-2025 tuition and fees, please let us know if you have any questions. We’re always here to help.

Erie County Community College Tuition Rates (vary based on student’s residency):

Residency Tuition Cost Capital Fee* Total Cost Per Credit Hour
Erie County Resident $160 $0 $160

Out-of-Erie County, 

In-State of PA

$320 $5 $325
Non-PA Resident $480 $10 $490

*Since capital costs are funded by the county and state, this fee is charged to nonresident students for whom the city and state provide no capital support.

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Fees (assessed upon class registration):

Fee Cost Cost Per 3-Credit Course
New Student Fee (one-time) $40 One-time assessment at first course registration
General Fee $15 $45
Technology Fee $10 $30
Course Fee Varies Information on course fees provided at registration
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To make a payment on your student account, please access your Workday Account and click the “Make a Payment” button on your Homepage. Please note:

  • ACH payments from a checking account = No Fees
  • Credit card payments = 2.85% of the payment amount with a minimum of $3 Fee
  • Our refund policy is on page 47 of the College Policy Manual
  • To set up a payment plan, please contact the Bursar at 814-413-7008 or

Summer and Fall 2024 Free Tuition

Permanent residents of Erie County can attend tuition-free for summer and fall 2024. Students will still be responsible for all fees associated with registering during this time. For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 814-413-7008. 

Course Fee and Materials Assistance

At Erie County Community College, we will do everything we can to ensure that finances are not a barrier to you furthering your education. If you are experiencing financial hardship, you are invited to complete the following application for assistance: Barrier Reduction Application Summer 2024.