Academic Catalog


College/Student Fees

At publication, full-time and part-time students pay a college/student fee of $19 per credit hour. The fee represents partial subsidy of the following services:

  1. College Budget
    • Advising
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Student Life Office Administrative Operations
    • Transfer & Placement
    • Financial Aid
    • Admissions & Records
    • Parking
  2. Student Life Fund
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • College Center Building Fund

In addition, full- and part-time students pay a technology fee of $12.50 per credit hour.

Graduation, Diploma, and Certificate Fees

Applications are available in the Office of Registration and Records. A fee of $45 for a cap and gown is required for students planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony payable to the Barnes and Noble OCC Bookstore.

Graduation applications should be filed by March for spring graduation and June for summer graduation. Students applying after this date will be reviewed with those graduating the next semester.

Course Fees

The following fees will be required of all students enrolled in certain designated courses. These fees are used to offset laboratory materials, tutoring or other needed costs. Fee categories appear at the conclusion of applicable course descriptions. A special table of fees, not shown here, also exists for International Education courses.

Fee Category Fee Per Course
1 $20
2 $30
3 $40
4 $55 (Hybrid Courses)
5 $115
6 $105
7 $100 (Online Courses)
8 $2,600 (Nursing only)

In addition to the above, students may be required to purchase materials for their own use in conjunction with certain courses as noted at the end of those course descriptions. These costs will be identified by the course instructor and will not be included on the student’s bill prepared by the college.

*At the time of publication.

Instructional Material Fees

The following fees will be required of all students enrolled in certain designated course selections. These fees are used to offset the cost of the required text material delivered in a digital format that is accessed through the LMS (Learning Management System).

Fee Category Fee Per Course
1 $50
2 $75
3 $95
4 $120
5 $150

Registration Fees

All students are expected to comply with the schedule of registration as published in the college calendar. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is charged to all students for each registration term. Post registration generally will be permitted up through the census date for those who failed to do so during the regular registration period.

Tuition & Fees Payment

Checks or money orders are acceptable when made payable to Ocean County College. A charge of $25 will be assessed for all checks issued to the college and not paid upon presentation to the bank. The college offers a payment plan option to students who cannot pay their entire bill by the due date. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are also accepted.

Office of Student Life Emergency Loan Fund Penalty Fees1

The following penalty fees will be assessed to students who are delinquent in payment of their Office of Student Life Emergency Loans:

Fee Category Fee
14-20 days overdue $5
21 or more days overdue $10
Returned check fee $25

The student shall also be responsible for absorbing all costs involved in collection of any delinquent emergency loans and/or penalty fee.

International Students

In order for an international student to attend Ocean County College, the following requirements must be met prior to acceptance and our issuing an I-20 Student Visa form:

  1. Submission of a completed admissions application. The address on the application should indicate where the student would be living while attending Ocean County College.
  2. All minors, under 18 years of age, must show proof of high school diploma or United States equivalent and are required to have a sponsor. A minor’s admissions application must be signed by the student and by the sponsor.
  3. A notarized affidavit from a United States citizen or an authorized agency attesting to the assumption of responsibility for the international student during the period the individual intends to remain in the United States. The affidavit of support must be a completed I-134 found at
  4. Satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required as evidence of proficiency in English. If the exam is taken on a computer the passing score is 173 and if paper based, the passing score is 500. TOEFL iBT passing score is 61. Students who currently reside in the United States under some type of visa can submit the following TOEFL scores: a score of 127 or high on a computer based test, 443 or higher on a paper-based test or a passing score of 43 or higher for the TOEFL iBT. An additional test of language skills will be required and students will have to take additional English courses depending on their scores. All international student applicants must meet this requirement. For more information concerning this test and the location of the nearest testing center, contact them online at If you don’t have access to the web, you can write to the Educational Testing Service or call at 609-771-7714.

    Educational Testing Service
    P.O. Box 6151
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
  5. The cost of tuition for an international student will be the same as that of an out-of-state or foreign resident, regardless of residency. Documented funds for educational and living expenses must be shown in a bank account or other readily convertible assets excluding real estate and other fixed assets. See budget below.
  6. An international address from the student’s country of origin, with a photocopy of their current Visa and Passport, is required for identification purposes. Students must also note what type of current Visa they have if they are already in the United States.
  7. Since Ocean County College is a non-residential institution, the student must make arrangements for room, board, and transportation. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange this prior to the start of classes.
  8. When applying for the Spring Semester, we must receive all completed paperwork by November 15th. When applying for the Fall Semester, we must receive it by July 15th.
    1. Students who are transferring their F-1 Visa into Ocean County College must also complete the Notice of Intention to Transfer form and submit a copy of all I-20s they have received from their current and previous schools.
    2. Student who will be receiving their first I-20 must pay the SEVIS fee at

Ocean County College abides by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regulations regarding the reporting of international students. While attending Ocean County College, all international students must be full time-students. International students are required to register and complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester.

International Student Budget 2019-2020

Estimated cost based upon 15 credit semesters:

Fee Category Fee
Tuition & Fees $7,350
Books & Supplies $2,025
Room/Board & Utilities $16,340
Transportation $3,300
Personal Expenses $1,500
Total $32,315