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Emerging Academic Initiatives
DE Student Orientation

How much does it cost?







$142.00/per semester hr*

$609/per semester hr*

Graduate (Except MBA/MSA Courses)

$212.00/per semester hr*

$792.00/per semester hr*

MBA/MSA Courses

$312.00/per semester hr*

$892.00/per semester hr*

Military Rates

For information regarding military tuition click here.

*includes $15.00 per semester hour in required fees.


Full time campus students who elect to add a DE course to their schedule will be charged additional tuition and fees for those courses at the distance education rates in addition to their full time campus tuition.


Students admitted to the university as non-degree graduate students and those pursuing graduate degrees or certificates of advanced study will be charged tuition and fees at the graduate rates.


Tuition payments for distance education courses can be made on-line through ECU’s OneStop via a secure connection, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can access the OneStop at https://onestop.ecu.edu/onestop/ Click on the Tools tab and then click on the Tuition Statements and Payments Option in the box labeled courses.


Students who wish to use their financial aid funds and Higher One card to purchase their textbooks at the Dowdy Student Store can do so on or after August 24, 2010. Distance education students are not allotted “Pirate Points” for use at the Dowdy Student Store.


To avoid having class schedules canceled consult the University Calendar for payment deadlines.


For information about tuition refunds see the Tuition Refund



Financial Aid Recipients


After the semester starts and you have met all eligibility criteria, your financial aid will be applied to your account.


Each registered East Carolina University student will be mailed an ECU Debit Card at the local address. To receive your refund, you must activate your ECU Debit Card. During card activation, you will choose how to receive your refund money at www.ECUCard.com. You will have three options for receiving financial aid or other refunds which include directly deposited to your ECU One Account (1 day or less), deposited to another bank of your choice (2-3 business days) or mailed as a paper check to the address you designate (5-7 business days). You will receive a notice that your financial aid has been disbursed.


For financial aid information visit the Financial Aid office.