Registration continues for fall semester credit courses at East Central College.

Cookie Hays, vice president of student development, encourages everyone who is considering enrollment to contact the college as soon as possible to start the registration process.

Class sections are filling quickly, she said.

“The fall semester begins Wednesday, Aug. 14,” Hays noted. “Although applying for admission is easy, completing the basic skills assessment and submitting financial aid information requires more time.

“We’d like students to start the process now instead of waiting until the week before classes begin. That way, students have time to get their classes scheduled, purchase their books and attend a campus orientation.”

Hays said that general advisers on the main campus in Union are available every day to meet with people individually and help them through the registration process. She encourages new and returning students seeking more information to contact ECC at 636-584-6588.

Information also is available online at

In addition to classes on the Union campus, ECC is offering classes this fall in Rolla, Sullivan, Warrenton and Washington.

“Students who have registered already or plan to register next week should be prepared to pay their fees, finalize their financial aid, or set up a payment plan by Wednesday, July 24,” Hays said.

The Student Service Center on the main campus will be open until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Fridays.

After July 24, payment will be due at the time of enrollment.

“Many of our students utilize the payment plan which allows them to spread out the cost of tuition and fees over several months,” Hays said. “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

“We’re proud that ECC continues to be an affordable, high-quality choice in education,” said Hays.

Tuition and general fees are just $89 per credit hour for in-district students, she said, and $120 per credit hour for those who live outside the college district.

Missouri residents age 65 or older can take advantage of ECC’s Senior Citizens Waiver. Those citizens pay just $42 in fees for each three-credit-hour class, plus the cost of books.