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


A big school doesn’t have to mean a big bill.

East Carolina University was rated the #1 "Best Bang for the Buck" in the Southeast by Washington Monthly. Here our undergraduate students choose from over 100 degree programs, learn from top rated faculty, and are active in over 400 student organizations. However, with all this, ECU still offers a friendly “small college feel” 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 2015-2016 academic year. All costs are subject to change pending legislative approval.

Tuition: $4,157
University Fees: $2,423
Room and Board: $9,319

Total (per year): $15,899

Tuition: $19,731
University Fees: $2,423
Room and Board: $9,319

Total (per year): $31,473

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

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 and smaller sources of aid through grants, loans, and scholarships.  

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. We also offer scholarships to those that prove the need for financial help. Incoming freshman, transfer students, as well as current students are eligible for scholarships. 

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