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ECU Tuition & Cost

Greenville, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for East Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,546
Other Fees$2,845
Room and Board $10,450
Other Expenses Budget$3,922
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for East Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,546
Other Fees$2,845
Room and Board $10,450
Other Expenses Budget$3,922

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $23,215 to attend East Carolina University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,452 for tuition, $10,450 room and board, $1,546 for books and supplies and $2,845 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $39,492 which is 70.1% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $20,729 while room and board is $10,450, books and supplies are $1,546 and other fees come in at $2,845.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend East Carolina University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income East Carolina University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,260
$30,001 to $48,000$13,029
$48,001 to $75,000$16,654
$75,001 to $110,000$20,488

The average reported annual net price for East Carolina University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,403 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

79% of full-time undergrad East Carolina University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,231 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 57% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,325 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,663.

Finanical Aid East Carolina University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,231 79%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,379 49%
Pell Grants $4,845 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,065 42%
State and Local Grants $2,818 32%
Federal Student Loans $5,325 57%
Other Student Loans $13,663 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to East Carolina University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $38,056. The loan balance of $38,056 is a four year multiple of the $9,514 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $363 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $38,056
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $363.10
Total Interest Paid $5,515.55
Sum of All Loan Payments $43,571.55

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $23,215 $39,492
2 $23,308 $39,649
3 $23,400 $39,807
4 $23,494 $39,966

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at East Carolina University to be $92,860 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at East Carolina University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $185 $555 $740
Out of State Residents $864 $2,592 $3,456

Estimated cost for a class at East Carolina University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at East Carolina University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

East Carolina University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198464 IPEDS survey data for East Carolina University.