Financial Aid Checklist

To ensure that your student aid application is processed, please use this checklist as a guide:

  • Applied and accepted for admission to Essex County College
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).
  • Set up your NJ FAMS account, complete the state questions if they were not done on the FAFSA, and respond to any request for information from NJ HESAA. 
  • Set up and check your myECC portal account and ECC email account frequently. Promptly respond to any requests for information from our office.
  • Register for classes. Be mindful of the impact of your registration level and student aid options.
  • If you do not expect student financial assistance to cover all of your College charges, you may wish you consider enrolling in the College’s deferred payment plan. See the Bursar’s website for details.