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Dual Enrollment: A dual enrollment student is a  student obtaining a degree from ECU and has received permission from the Registrar  to take classes at another university or community college. In order to  receive financial aid, dual enrollment students are required to complete the Permission for Undergraduates To Take Courses From Foreign Institutions form in order to take classes through a Foreign Institution or Permission For Undergraduate To Take Courses From US Colleges/Universities Other Than East Carolina University form to take classes at other US Colleges/Universities. Students must submit a copy of  their permission form to our office. Once the permission form is  received the Office of Student Financial aid will initiate a Consortium  Agreement with the host institution. Eligibility for financial aid is  determined by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
         

Distance Education: A distance education student is a student who is taking classes online through ECU Distance Education. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.


International Student:  A international student is a student who is not a citizen of the United  States. International students may be eligible for financial aid if  they are an eligible non-citizen. Generally you are an eligible non  citizen if you are a permanent US resident with a Permanent Resident  Card (I-551), a conditional permanent resident (I-551C), the holder of  an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland  Security (showing refuge, asylum granted, or parole as designations),  T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.), Cuban-Haitian Entrant, or the  holder of a valid certification or eligibility letter from the  Department of Health and Human Services showing a designation of victim  of human trafficking. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the  completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress


Study Abroad:
A study abroad student is an individual who is participating in a Bilateral Exchange, University of North Carolina Exchange Program(UNCEP), International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Consortium Program (UNC Charlotte Semester in Spain, WCU-ILYC Granda, Western Japan Consortium, UNCW Paris), ECU Summer Faculty-Led, ECU Semester Faculty-Led Program (Italy Intensives), or an approved Non ECU Program through ECU Office of International Affairs. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students interested in studying abroad should contact the ECU Office of International Affairs for details or visit piratesabroad.ecu.edu to view a list of programs offered. 

Students participating in a third party or direct enrollment program are required to complete either the Permission for Undergraduates To Take Courses From Foreign Institutions form in order to take classes through a Foreign Institution or Permission For Undergraduates To Take Courses From US Colleges/Universities Other Than East Carolina University form in order to take classes offered by another US College/University abroad in order to receive financial aid. A completed and signed copy must be provided to our office. 

 

Visiting Student: A visiting student is a student who is obtaining their degree at an institution other than ECU and has permission to take a class at ECU. Visiting students should discuss financial aid and consortium options with their home school.