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 2017-2018 Student Print Quota Disbursement Schedule:

- August 14, 2017 - Fall Semester
- January 2, 2018 - Spring Semester
- May 7, 2018 - Summer Session I
- June 20, 2018 - Summer Session II

NOTE: Each fall, any remaining balance from the previous year reverts to -0- except for personal funds.
 2018-2019 Student Print Quota Disbursement Schedule:

- August 13, 2018 - Fall Semester
- January 2, 2019 - Spring Semester

NOTE: Each fall, any remaining balance from the previous year reverts to -0- except for personal funds.

Print Management System

Here's how it works

Each ECU student is allotted a $30 print allowance each academic year. Allocated from student technology fees, credits are attached to a student's pirateID at the beginning of each semester as follows:

Fall Semester ($10 credit)
Black/white @ $0.02 per page
500 pages
  OR  
Color @ $0.10 per page
100 pages
Spring Semester ($10 credit)
Black/white @ $0.02 per page 500 pages
  OR  
Color @ $0.10 per page 100 pages
Summer Session I/includes 11-week ($5 credit)
Black/white page @ $0.02 per page 250 pages
  OR  
Color @ $0.10 per page 50 pages
Summer Session II/11-week ($5 credit)
Black/white page @ $0.02 per page 250 pages
  OR  
Color @ $0.10 per page 50 pages
Specialty printing is charged at $0.10 per square foot

Examples

  • Jan prints her 24-page research assignment (b/w; duplexed) = $0.48

  • Asa prints a 100-page research assignment (b/w; one-sided) = $2.00

  • Ellis prints his 10-page history assignment (color; duplexed) = $1.00

  • Tara prints her 50-page study notes for an art exam (color; one-sided) = $5.00

  • Nick prints a 10-page b/w, duplexed assignment and a 5-page, duplexed color assignment = $0.70

  • Carol prints three 100-page drafts of her graduate project (b/w; one-sided) and fifteen 3-page handouts (color; one-sided) for her class presentation = $10.50

Check a Print Balance

There are two ways a student checks his/her print balance. When logging in to a lab computer, a pop-up window shows the account balance. Students can also visit pirateprint.ecu.edu, where the current balance is available along with a list of transactions and print history.

Remaining balances from fall roll over to spring semester with any spring balance rolling over to summer. Students enrolled in SSI, SSII and/or the 11-week summer session receive $2.50 at the beginning of each session.

All balances reset each fall with no roll over of summer quotas except for any personal funds added by the student. Personal funds are available in the account until 1) they are used, 2) the student leaves ECU. Once a student graduates or leaves ECU, any remaining balance–including personal funds–is lost with no refund to the student.

Add Personal Funds

Students add funds with a personal debit or credit card through the pirateprint.ecu.edu interface. No cash option is available.

Print an Assignment

Once a student clicks the Print button, a pop-up details the document name, number of pages and print cost. Students confirm the job before it prints. If there is a problem with the printed output, a student should see the lab staff who can submit the request for a credit refund.

Only student accounts are able to access printers in student computer labs (see the FAQ for exceptions).

See the FAQ

Visit the Frequently Asked page for more information. Need help? Contact the computer lab staff or call the IT Help Desk, 252.328.9866.