First Class Tuition Pass (Summer Only)

For Summer 2022: This opportunity is available for the Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 only.

Students graduating in May 2022 are eligible for other types of financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A+ students should reach out to the Financial Aid Office for additional requirements and documentation at

Program Overview

East Central College invites students who are entering their senior or junior year of high school or home school, and reside within ECC’s service area, to take one course tuition-free during the June through July summer session.

Click HERE for the Enrollment Checklist.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I only take a three credit hour class tuition free?
A. You are allowed to take any course tuition free, up to five credit hours. Example: ENG 101 English Composition I is three credit hours, so the tuition cost is waived. Example: However, EMS 110 Emergency Med Tech Lecture is 8 hours. The waiver only applies to 5 credit hours of the 8 credit hour course. Fees, books, and tuition greater than five credit hours are the responsibility of the student. 

Q. Can I take an online course?
A. Yes. Students are allowed to enroll in courses that occur online and at our campuses in Union and Rolla.

Q. What is my last day to register for classes?
A. You must enroll before courses begin in June.

Q. How much do general fees cost?
A. You can anticipate paying $27 per credit hour through the Summer 2022 term. Tuition and fee rates are evaluated on an annual basis. See Tuition & Fees for additional information.

Q. How much do course fees cost?
A. Fees vary per course, but you can expect to pay between $10 – $30 per course. If you enroll in an online course, there is a $45 course fee. Tuition and fee rates are evaluated on an annual basis. See Tuition & Fees for additional information.

Q. How much do textbooks cost?
A. Textbook costs vary per course. You can price check your textbook by visiting our bookstore.

Q. If I want to take more than one class, how much would the additional class cost?
A. The tuition cost per credit hour would be half of the current In-District, Tier One rate, and you would be responsible for the fees mentioned above. See Tuition & Fees for additional information.

Q. Will the class I take count towards high school graduation requirements?
A. You will earn college credit but may or may not gain high school credit for dual enrollment courses. You will need to check with your high school counselor for clarification.

For more information, contact or 636-584-6588.