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College of Business Graduate Programs

 

For Active Duty Military Students

Applying to the MBA Program
Apply online at the ECU Graduate School site.  The $70 application fee is waived for military students. Immediately after applying to the program, contact the College of Business Graduate Programs office at 252-328-6970 to inform them that you have applied to the MBA program and that you are military personnel requesting a waiver. Your application cannot be processed until you contact the College of Business Graduate Programs office. Do NOT pay the $70. In addition to the application, a resume and an official transcript from every institution attended since high school must be sent to the Graduate School. Transcripts should be sent shortly after submitting your application. The final piece of the application is the GMAT score. Information about the GMAT, including testing locations, can be found at www.mba.com. The GMAT is required of every student applying to the MBA program without exception. We recommend that you take the GMAT no later than one month prior to the application deadline. All application materials must be received by the deadline without exception. For the MBA program, you are not required to submit the letters of reference or a statement of purpose essay.

After You Have Been Accepted
Once you have been admitted to the program, you will need to make an appointment to speak with your MBA advisor about class registration. Together, you will determine the classes that will be appropriate for you to take during your first semester. Your advisor is available throughout your program to assist with class selection, registration, and other needs.

If you will use Military Tuition Assistance (TA), you need to work with the Education Center on base to complete the necessary paperwork. Once you receive your TA from the base, you need to submit it to Student Accounting via email (studentbilling@ecu.edu), fax (252-737-2440) or take it to Student Accounting on campus. Student Accounting accepts all Military TA except TAs for GOARMYED. Those TAs will need to be submitted to the Office of Continuing Studies.

If you are active in the National Guard, contact Financial Aid (faques@ecu.edu or 252-737-6610) about completing the last section of the TAPS form. Once the first two sections have been filled out, you can then fax the form to the National Guard office from Financial Aid's office.

Contact ECU's Financial Aid Office at http://www.ecu.edu/financial/, 252-328-6610, or faques@ecu.ed  if you are interested in applying for federal financial aid.

Active duty military stationed at a North Carolina base may be eligible to receive in-state tuition rates. You will need to complete a Military Tuition Waiver form which must include an affidavit completed by an appropriate Military Authority - a commanding officer or anyone who "by direction" can certify a service member’s current active duty status and location as per military orders, and who can certify the relationship of the applicant to the service member if the applicant is a dependent. The affidavit must be completed on military letterhead, dated, and must be returned in its original form. Approximately two weeks before tuition is due, you will need to fill out the Military Tuition Waiver and take to The Center for Academic Services office located in 210 Whichard Building, print the form and fax it to 252-328-1505, or mail it to:

Center for Academic Services
East Carolina University
210 Whichard Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
ATTN: Residency

Applications for the Military Tuition Waiver will not be accepted after the first day of class. If you choose to fax these documents, please mail the originals to the Center for Academic Services as well.

You must fill this form out each academic year you are in school. Regardless of when you first complete the waiver form, you must resubmit between July 1 and the first day of fall semester in subsequent years. The affidavit is required only with the original application.

Once you have received in-state tuition, you will continue to receive this rate as long as you are continuously enrolled, even if you are transferred to another base. However, you must be continuously enrolled in the same program you were in when you applied for the Military Waiver. A service member may continue to receive the benefit of the In-State tuition rate if he is continuously enrolled in the same degree or program and is reassigned outside of NC, retires outside of NC, or is honorably discharged. If honorably discharged, the student must establish residence in NC within 30 days of separation.

Additional information about residency can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/registrar/Residency.cfm.

Tuition deadlines are listed on the Academic Calendars found at http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm. Tuition amounts are at http://www.ecu.edu/cashier/tufee.cfm.

If you are going to receive your TA after the tuition deadline, you need to set up a payment plan with the Cashier’s Office or pay the tuition out of pocket. Your schedule cannot be secured with just the promise of TA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Student Accounting
252-328-5618
studentbilling@ecu.edu

Ms. Chanda Johnson
Administrative Support Services, Office of the Registrar
Military Tuition Waivers
252-328-6077
johnsonch@ecu.edu

Procedures for Military Veteran Students

Applying to the MBA Program

Apply online at the ECU Graduate School site. The $70 application fee is waived for any military personnel who have been on active duty within three years prior to applying. If this applies to you, immediately after applying to the program, contact the College of Business Graduate Programs office at 252-328-6970 to inform them that you have applied to the MBA program and that you are military personnel requesting a waiver. Your application cannot be processed until you contact the College of Business Graduate Programs office. Do NOT pay the $70 if you qualify for the fee to be waived. In addition to the application, a resume and an official transcript from every institution attended beyond high school must be sent to the Graduate School. Transcripts should be sent shortly after submitting your application. The final piece of the application is the GMAT score. Information about the GMAT, including testing locations, can be found at www.mba.com. The GMAT is required of every student applying to the MBA program without exception. We recommend that you take the GMAT no later than one month prior to the application deadline. All application materials must be received by the deadline without exception. For the MBA program, you are not required to submit the letters of reference or the statement of purpose essay.

After You Have Applied
Visit http://www.ecu.edu/registrar/Veterans.cfm to review information about the Veteran Affairs Office and VA benefits.

If you have not previously received VA benefits, you will need to fill out form 22-1990 (for veteran) or 22-5490 (for dependant) found at http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/education_forms.htm to receive VA benefits for your graduate studies. You can complete the form online or in person at the Veteran’s Affairs office in D107-A Brewster Building. Completed forms must be mailed to the VA:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022

These forms are used to determine eligibility for VA benefits.

If you have previously received VA benefits, fill out form 22-1995 (for veteran) or 22-5495 (for dependant) found at http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/education_forms.htm to receive VA benefits for your graduate studies. You can complete the form online, in person at the Veteran’s Affairs office in D107-A Brewster Building, print the application and fax it to 252-737-4959, or mail it to:

Veteran Affairs Coordinator
Veterans Services Center
Brewster D107-A

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

If you receive VA Benefits (other than Chapter 33-Post 911 GI Bill) please contact Student Accouting at 252-328-5618 or email studentbilling@ecu.edu for more information regarding deferrals.

After You Have Been Accepted
Once you have been admitted to the program, you will need to make an appointment to speak with your MBA advisor about class registration. Together, you will determine the classes that will be appropriate for you to take in your first semester. Your advisor is available throughout your program to assist with class selection, registration, and other needs.

Veterans will need to sign a written request to certify the number of hours you have registered for so you may receive VA benefits. This form can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/registrar/edit/upload/Request-for-Benefits-fillable.pdf. This form can be completed in person at the Veteran’s Affairs office in Brewster D107-A, printed and faxed to 252-737-4959, or mailed to:

Veteran Affairs Coordinator
Veteran Services Center
Brewster D107-A
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Contact the Financial Aid Office at http://www.ecu.edu/financial/,  252-328-6610, or email faques@ecu.edu if you are interested in applying for federal financial aid.

Tuition deadlines are listed on the Academic Calendars found at http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm.  Tuition amounts are at http://www.ecu.edu/cashier/tufee.cfm. Please note that VA benefits are paid in arrears, therefore you must pay your tuition up front before the deadline to prevent your schedule from being dropped. In addition, the VA will only pay for the minimum requirements listed in the catalog for the degree you pursue. For the MBA, this means that all core, breadth, elective, and certificate courses are covered as long as they are part of your degree requirements. Courses outside your degree requirements are not covered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Mrs. Connie Blake
Veteran Affairs Coordinator
Brewster D107-A
252-328-1731
vabenefits@ecu.edu

Mr. Josh Dail
Brewster D107-A
252-328-1731
vabenefits@ecu.edu

Ms. Camille Best
Veteran Affairs Admin. Support Specialist
Brewster D107-A
252-328-1731
vabenefits@ecu.edu

Student Accounting
252-328-5618
studentbilling@ecu.edu


College of Business Graduate Programs
3203 Bate Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 252.328.6970      Email: gradbus@ecu.edu
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