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Method of Payment

Effective July 6, 2010, the following methods of payment are accepted by ECU’s Cashier Office for payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining charges.

Payment Type

Payment Methodology

Payment Location

Cash

In person

 

Cashier's Office

 

Check

  Money Order

  Certified Check

In person

US Mail

Other mail package delivery services such as UPS, etc

Cashier's Office

Wire Transfer

Bank Transfer

N/A

Web Check

 

On line only

One Stop – Tuition Statements, 1098-T Statements  and Payments option

Debit Cards

  PIN based only

In person

Cashier's Office

Credit Cards

  American Express

  Discover

  Master Card

  VISA

On line only

One Stop – Tuition Statements, 1098-T Statements and Payments option

All credit card payments will be assessed a 2.75% convenience fee

ECU DOES NOT ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS

 BY TELEPHONE, MAIL OR BY FAX

 



 

1.   Installment Payment Plans:  Coming Soon. . . . East Carolina Univeristy will begin providing payment plans through the online TouchNet Bill Payment system.  The payment plans will begin with the Fall 2014 semester.  More information will be provided soon.

2.   Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver:  The waiver is available to employees of the University System who work 3/4 time or greater, contribute to the retirement System and maintain eligible employment status the entire semester.  The completed waiver form including signature approval from the appropriate authority must be delivered to the ECU Cashier Office – G120 Old Cafeteria Complex - on or before the published "last day for schedule changes” per the University’s academic calendar.    No waivers will be considered after this date.  

3. Wire Transfer:  For some students, particularly international students, wiring payments is an easy and convenient method. When wiring, it is important to realize that specific information is needed to credit your individual account with the payment.  Please include the student's full name, Banner ID and a notation indicating the payment is for tuition.  Failure to do so by the initiating bank may delay posting of the payment.

NOTE: There may be banking fees associated with the transfer of these funds. The student is responsible for payment of these charges.  

4. Bank Bill Pay Services: ECU accepts checks for payment of tuition and fees generated from bank bill pay services.  Please note this payment type does not create an instant transfer of funds between the bank and ECU Cashier Office.  Schedule your payment to arrive at ECU prior to late fee assessment and schedule cancellation dates.  Usually, there is not a remittance advice provided with the check, so please include the student’s name and Banner ID in the memo section of the check if possible.  Also email the cashier office at cashier@ecu.edu  to notify the office of the scheduled bill payment.  The Cashier Office’s mailing address for bill pay services is:

ECU Cashier Office

G120 Old Cafeteria

MAIL STOP 230

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC  27858-4353

5.   Third Party Payments: Students whose tuition, fees, housing, and dining will be paid by a third party source must notify the Student Accounting Office at (252) 328-5618 or by fax at (252) 737-2440. To be considered a third party payment, the student must have an authorization form from the third party that must include the student name, student ID, the term (time period covered), the type of charges covered, and the total amount the third party will pay. These types of payments require a billing statement from the University in order to be paid.

 

Examples include, but are not limited to: Federal and State National Guard Tuition Assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation, Prepaid Savings Accounts, Other US Government Military (Air Force, Army, Navy), and ROTC-Army and Air Force.

 

Please note students must pay any charges not covered by the third party authorization by the late fee and schedule cancellation dates for each semester. Students also remain responsible for all charges on their account until payment is received from the third party. Third Parties are expected to remit payment within 30 days of the billing date on the third party invoice. If your third party fails to pay the agreed amount within 90 days of the billing date, you will be responsible for paying all charges on your account.

 

6.   Schedules must be paid in full to be protected against cancellation for non-payment.  To be considered paid in full, the ECU Cashier Office takes into account Federal Financial Aid that has been awarded, accepted and shows in “Memo” or “Authorized” status and all other payment types referenced above as long as all payment methods are received or notated on student accounts prior to the late fee assessment and schedule cancellation dates.  Payments not received by the close of business – usually 5:00 pm – on late fee assessment or schedule cancellation date will result in the application of late fees and/or schedule cancellation for non-payment.