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Payment Options at NECC

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All tuition and fee payments are made to the Student Accounts Office and Enrollment Services (Behrakis Student Center/Welcome Express Window). Payment options for Online, In-Person, Mail, or payment plan are listed below. Office hours are: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 am to 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Payment Information for Summer 2019 Semester

Summer 2019 Payment Dates
Registration Dates Balance Due Dates
March 25, 2019 – April 21, 2019 May 7, 2019
April 22, 2019 – May 5, 2019 May 24, 2019
May 6, 2019 – May 19, 2019 June 7, 2019
May 20, 2019 and forward At time of registration

Payment Information for Fall 2019 Semester

Fall 2019 Payment Dates
Registration Dates Balance Due Dates
March 25, 2019 – May 7, 2019 June 14, 2019
May 8, 2019 – June 16, 2019 July 12, 2019
June 17, 2019 – July 14, 2019 August 2, 2019
July 15, 2019 – August 4, 2019 August 16, 2019
August 5, 2019 – August 18, 2019 August 30, 2019
August 19, 2019 and forward At time of registration

Payment Options Available

Online Payments

Pay online at your convenience, by Credit Card or Bank Account (ACH).

  • Log on to myNECC using your student ID and Password
  • Click on the My Information tab.
  • View MyAccount, Make a Payment, Payment Plans, and Refunds (be sure that the pop up block on the web browser is off.)
  • Follow the instructions to ‘Make a Payment’ with a Credit/Debit Card or Bank Account.

Important: Our credit card processor PayPath/Heartland charges a 2.85 percent service fee for processing each credit or debit card payment. There is a minimum charge amount of $3.00. During the payment process, the fee will be added to your payment amount, but it will be disclosed separately from your tuition and fee payment on your credit card statement. The fee is retained by PayPath/Heartland and NECC does not receive any portion of this fee. 

Electronic Check (ACH) payment is a free online payment alternative. We strongly recommend you to pay online using this option in order to avoid the processing fee.


Come in with cash or check/money order to the Welcome Express windows in Haverhill at the Behrakis Student Center (SC Building), or in Lawrence at the Welcome Center (in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center (LC building) at 414 Common St, Lawrence MA 01840.

Mail your Check or Money Order To:

Northern Essex Community College
Behrakis Student Center,
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Note: Make checks payable to NECC and write the student ID# on the check.

NECC Payment Plan

The Payment Plan offers you the opportunity to spread your tuition payments, interest -free into monthly payments. The payment plan is offered for credit based courses only, during the Fall and Spring semesters. A down payment plus a $35.00 non-refundable enrollment fee are due at the time of setting up your Installment Plan.

Payment Schedule

Term Monthly Installment Plans Enrollment Start Date: Deadline to Enroll: Down Payment: First Installment Due By:
Fall 5a: June – October 5/15/19 6/14/19 20% Due upon enrollment 7/15/19
Fall 5b: July – November 6/15/19 7/20/19 20% Due upon enrollment 7/15/19
Fall 4a: July – October 6/16/19 7/20/19 25% Due upon enrollment 7/15/19
Fall 4b: August – November 7/21/19 9/15/19 25% Due upon enrollment 8/15/19

To start the payment plan process you must log in to the myNECC Portal, complete the online payment plan form, and pay the enrollment fee plus the down payment.

View instructions to sign up for the payment plan.


  • Payment plans are not available for the summer sessions due to their short duration.
  • A $15 late fee will be assessed for each late payment.
  • A previous balance cannot be included in the payment plan.
  • Automatic payments are not allowed.

Financial Aid

Financial aid can help you pay for the costs of attending NECC including tuition and fees, books, and other costs (housing, transportation, and personal costs). Most NECC students receive some sort of financial aid, so we encourage you to apply today!

Applying for financial aid and submitting all paperwork early ensures that Financial Aid can evaluate your eligibility prior to your tuition bill due date. If you applied for financial aid, log in to myNECC portal to check the status of your Financial Aid application and to view your awarded aid. For more information about Financial Aid please visit Financial Aid FAQ page, or email your questions to

Third Party Billing: Scholarship, Tuition Waiver, Private Funding

Students who are recipients of any scholarship, tuition waiver, or private company funding need to submit the require documentation to the Student Accounts/Bursar’s Office by to the due date on their initial bill. Northern Essex Community College does not participate in tuition reimbursement programs where the student is reimbursed directly by their employer. Students with this type of reimbursement program either pay their balance in full or enroll in the NECC Payment Plan.

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