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.

At East Carolina University, our students learn from professors at the top of their fields and live in state-of-the-art residence halls. The best part is they don't have to take on heavy amounts of debt to do so.

East Carolina is consistently recognized for the quality and value of our educational experience and was ranked as a "Best Bang for the Buck" in the Southeast by Washington Monthly magazine. With a plethora of scholarships and financial aid options available, our students receive an excellent education at an affordable price.

Tuition and Fees

Below is a list of estimated expenses for an East Carolina University full-time student living on campus during the 2016-2017 academic year. All costs are subject to change pending legislative approval.

Tuition:  $4,365

University Fees: $2,581

Room and Board:  $9,841

Total (per year): $16,787

Tuition: $20,323

University Fees: $2,581

Room and Board: $9,841

Total (per year): $32,745

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.

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 72% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. New this year: the FAFSA will be available early on October 1 and your 2015 tax information will be used to fill it out. 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.

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