Academic Catalog

Methods of Payment

Payment in Full

Checks or money orders are acceptable if made payable to Ocean County College. Checks or money orders must include the student’s name and social security number or student I.D. number. The college also accepts cash payment. Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover are also accepted in person, by telephone and on the web.

A charge of $25 will be assessed for all checks issued to the college and not paid upon presentation to the bank. Once a personal check is returned by a bank to the college it will not be re-deposited nor will the college accept another personal check in its place. Instead, payment must be made in cash or by certified check or money order.

Once payment has been made, the check cannot be returned to the student if the student changes their mind about attending. Likewise, the student should not process a stop payment order at their bank. The college will treat a stop payment as a returned check and will apply the $25 returned check charge. Instead, the student should go to the Office of Registration and Records or online and process a drop form. The college will in turn generate a refund check in the appropriate amount.

Monthly Payment Plan

OCC recognizes that making payment in full before the semester begins can cause an economic hardship for many students. To remedy this situation, we provide the OCC Tuition Payment Plan (TPP).

More information regarding the payment plan is available on the web and at the Cashier’s office. Brochures can be obtained from the Cashier’s Office, The Hub, the SEC and are available for download at