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Setting Up a Bookstore Account
The bookstore account on the ECU 1 Card is managed through Dowdy Student Stores and the ECU Cashier Office. This account is used to purchase books and supplies at ECU Dowdy Student Stores and the Medical Bookstore. Funds can be added at any time through the Cashier Office in the Old Cafeteria Complex, or Dowdy Student Stores in the Wright Building, depending upon payment option. The account is then debited with each purchase at the bookstore.
Upon request, the Cashier Office can also defer financial aid funds,
including scholarship money, to the bookstore account.
Cash, check, and credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are also accepted to set up a bookstore account. See below for payment options and locations for making payments for a bookstore account.

Payment Type
Payment Method
Payment Location
Cash In Person
Cashier Office or Student Stores
Check, Money Order, Certified Check (payable to Dowdy Student Stores)
In Person, US Mail
Student Stores
Check, Money Order, Certified Check (payable to ECU)
In Person, US Mail
Cashier Office
Credit Card:
   MasterCard or Visa
In Person, Phone
Student Stores Only
Debit Card (PIN-based only)
In Person
Cashier Office or Student Stores
Financial Aid Deferral
In Person, Phone, US Mail
Cashier Office Only

Setting Up a Bookstore Account
With Financial Aid or Scholarship Funds

In order for a student to pay for textbooks with financial aid or any type of scholarship, money must be deferred to a bookstore account. To make this as easy as possible, please follow the steps below.
Contact the Cashier Office, located in the Old Cafeteria Complex across from Joyner Library, to defer money to a bookstore account. Please contact the Student Store for assistance with any unusual circumstances.
For incoming freshmen, we recommend that you defer at least $400 for your books. There is no way to determine the exact cost of textbooks; however, money remaining in the account after textbooks have been charged may be held on account for charging purchases in the Student Store throughout the semester.

Funds placed on your Bookstore Account will roll over yearly. If you withdraw from school or are graduating, a full refund of any unused funds will be issued minus a small processing fee.
If you have any problems with your financial aid or scholarships, contact:
Financial Aid Office, 252.328.6610
or the Cashier Office, 252.328.6886.

To find out more about setting up a bookstore account, contact:

ECU Dowdy Student Stores
Attn: Accounting Office
Wright Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
toll-free: 1.877.499.TEXT
or ECU Cashier Office
252.328.6886 or toll-free 1.888.331.5328