East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,415
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,779
$30k - $48k
$11,786
$48k - $75k
$15,642
$75k - $110k
$19,364
$110k+
$20,678
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,188
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,465
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,354
Books and Supplies
$1,432
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,225
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,810
Students receiving state aid
31%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,798
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$6,852,927
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$781,756

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,416
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,669
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,829
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,250
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$260

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
I definitely get the bang for my buck. There are many organizations on campus to join and there are always programs for a person to go to. You can even start your own organization if you can't find what you are looking for.
Dale from Sanford, NC
East Carolina University is one of the best universities in North Carolina! It's a hidden gem! It is the only university in North Carolina that offers medicine, engineering, business, which was named one of the best business schools in the nation for the eighth year, dental medicine, nursing, fine arts, applied sciences, education, and has a variety of course offerings! ECU offers over 100 Bachelor degree programs, 88 master's degrees, 24 doctoral programs, and 64 certificate programs.
Kristyn from Holly Springs, NC
Out of state tuition is gruesome in this economy! But there is truly no where I'd rather be than an ECU pirate!
Purple and Gold, Greenville NC
It is not as expensive as Chapel Hill or Wake Forest, but with all the transportation to anywhere on campus, and the free movies, it is so worth going to a four year college.
Stephanie from Monroe, NC
East Carolina has a fairly reasonable price for students who wish to go to school here. Yes, we are in a horrible situation with the economy and the way that it is, but East Carolina has gone beyond to do what they should do to help me out in time of need with my family, and how they have a GREAT financial plan to ensure that you get a good education and make sure your time here in Pirate Nation is enjoyable and stress free!
Brandon from Greenville, NC
Of course college is expensive, and espicially in these hard economic times, however, East Carolina is one of the cheaper schools in the eastern Carolina area.
Olivia
Although this is a time of great struggle for our economy, you will not find a better place to receive a proper education. Here at East Carolina University, they do not give you just enough knowledge to get a job, but rather to create them. Your money will be well spent.
Tyree' from Greenville, NC