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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 Spring 2020 Semester

Spring 2020 Payment Dates
Registration Dates Balance Due Dates
November 4, 2019 – November 24, 2019 December 12, 2019
November 25, 2019 – December 12, 2019 January 2, 2020
December 13, 2019 – December 19, 2019 January 6, 2020
December 20, 2019 – January 1, 2020 January 13, 2020
January 2, 2020 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 Plan Schedule

Term Monthly Installment Plans Enrollment Start Date: Deadline to Enroll: Down Payment: First Installment Due By:
Spring 5: December – April 11/04/19 12/20/19 20% Due upon enrollment 12/15/19
Spring 4a: December – March 11/04/19 12/20/19 25% Due upon enrollment 12/15/19
Spring 4b: January – April 12/21/19 01/20/20 25% Due upon enrollment 01/15/20

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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