Here's a sneak peek of some of the things you'll discover when you visit East Carolina University in person.


Getting a college education doesn't have to cost a fortune.

When you invest in an ECU education, you invest in yourself and your future. At ECU, you can learn from professors at the top of their fields, live in modern residence halls, and enjoy an all-encompassing student life experience - from athletics to student organizations to study abroad and more. The best part? You don't have to take on heavy amounts of debt to do so.

ECU is consistently recognized for the quality and value of our exceptional college experience. Educate to Career ranked ECU in the top 30% for improvement in earnings and employability of graduates versus the total cost of education. We offer scholarships, financial aid options and other programs that can help you concentrate on your education, not how you're going to pay for it.

Tuition and Fees

Below is a list of estimated expenses for an East Carolina University full-time student living on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year. All costs are subject to change pending legislative approval.

Tuition:  $4,452

University Fees: $2,736

Room and Board:  $9,826

Total (per year): $17,014

Tuition: $20,729

University Fees: $2,736

Room and Board: $9,826

Total (per year): $33,291

Even though we offer our students high value at a low cost, paying for college can still be a bit overwhelming for some. Don’t stress, there are options to keep your education affordable. These include: financial aid, student loans, and scholarships.

Review our helpful Funding Your ECU Education brochure.
Learn more about the costs of attending East Carolina. Click to visit the Cashiers Office website.
Estimate your actual cost of attendance using the Net Price Calculator.

Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides education, guidance, and support to individuals and families who need financial help. Aid for qualifying students is available through Federal, State and Institutional programs. To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage all families to fill out the FAFSA, as 75% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. The FAFSA becomes available on October 1. ECU's priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 14 and funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis. 

Get more information on eligibility and how to apply: Click to visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.


Through generous donations of alumni and friends of the University, East Carolina is proud to award scholarships to students who have achieved academic success, and shown talent and leadership. The university also offers scholarships to those that prove the need for financial help. Incoming freshman, transfer students, and current students are eligible for scholarships. There is a separate application process for scholarships, and they are awarded by the Office of University Scholarships. The deadline for most university scholarships is January 15.

Get more information on eligibility and how to apply: Click to visit the Office of University Scholarships website.

RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

ECU has partnered with RaiseMe, a free platform that helps eligible students earn micro-scholarships for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school or community college. When students add achievements to their portfolio on RaiseMe, they may be eligible to earn micro-scholarships from East Carolina University. 

Get more information and find out if you are eligible:
Click to learn more about RaiseMe for incoming freshmen.
Click to learn more about RaiseMe for transfer students.