2023-24 Academic Year Tuition and Fee Rates

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. 

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
Payments Can Be Made
  • Credit cards, cash, or checks accepted at the Erie West location (2403 W. 8th Street, Erie). 
  • Credit cards accepted at the Erie East location inside St. Benedict Education Center (330 East 10th Street, Erie).  
  • Checks payable to Erie County Community College can be mailed to: 

Erie County Community College  Attn: Billing  2403 W. 8th Street Erie, PA 16505


Please email any questions or concerns regarding your tuition bill or refund to Billing@ec3pa.org. 

Tuition 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 Spring 2024. 

For spring 2024  

Permanent residents of Erie County can attend tuition free for spring 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.