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Registration is now open for spring semester credit courses at East Central College. 

 

Cookie Hays, vice president of student development at ECC, encourages individuals who are considering enrolling in college classes to contact East Central as soon as possible to start the registration process since some class sections are filling quickly. 

 

"The spring semester starts earlier than normal on Monday, January 9, so we are encouraging new and returning students to register before the holiday break," noted Hays.  "Although applying for admission is free and requires the completion of just one form, completing the assessment and submitting financial aid information requires a bit more time.  We want potential students to start that process now because time is so limited when we return to campus January 3."

 

Hays stated that college advisors are available every day to meet with people individually and help them through the registration process in the coming weeks.  She encourages new and returning students seeking more information to contact the main campus in Union at (636) 584-6588 or by emailing admissions@eastcentral.edu

 

In addition to classes at the main campus in Union, classes will also begin in January at ECC locations in Rolla, Sullivan, Warrenton and Washington. 

 

"Students who have already registered or plan to register this coming week must make payment or arrange their financial aid or payment plan by December 12.  After that date, payment will be due at the time of enrollment," noted Hays.  "Many of our students utilize our payment plan which allows them to spread out the cost of tuition and fees over several months.  We also accept payment by credit card." 

 

Hays stated that all students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for financial aid.  The application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov .

 

"We're proud that ECC continues to offer the lowest tuition rate of any college or university in Missouri," said Hays.  Tuition and general fees amount to just $76 per credit hour for in-district students and $104 per credit hour for those who live outside the college district. 

 

In addition to more than 30 career and technical programs, East Central offers 24 transfer programs leading to baccalaureate degrees at other colleges and universities.

 

Missouri residents age 65 or older can take advantage of ECC's Senior Citizens Waiver.  Those citizens pay just $30 to $40 in fees for each class, plus the cost of books. 

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