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:
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.
Students add funds with a personal debit or credit card through the pirateprint.ecu.edu interface. No cash option is available.
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).
Visit the Frequently Asked page for more information. Need help? Contact the computer lab staff or call the IT Help Desk, 252.328.9866.