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Payment Options

All tuition and fee payments are made to the Student Accounts Office and Enrollment Services (One-Stop/Welcome Express Window). Office hours are: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and 9:00am to 6:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please refer to the list of 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, eStatements, eRefunds (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 Heartland charges a 2.75 percent service fee for processing each credit or debit card payment. There is a minimum payment 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 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, check/money order or credit/debit card to the Bursar’s payment window in Haverhill (in the Behrakis Center) or in Lawrence at the Welcome Center (in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni building) at 414 Common St, Lawrence MA 01840.

Mail your Check or Money Order To:

Northern Essex Community College
Bursar’s Office, Behrakis One-Stop Student Center, SC121
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

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

Phone Payments

You can telephone in your credit card payment by calling the Student Accounts Office at 978-556-3900 during office hours.

NECC Installment Plan

Sign up for the NECC Installment Plan.  The Payment Plan offers you the opportunity to spread your tuition payments, interest -free into monthly installments.


  • Payment plans are not available for the summer sessions due to their short duration.
  • Health insurance and previous balances cannot be included in the payment plan.

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 aid@necc.mass.edu.

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 Installment Plan.


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