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Bookstore Account

The Bookstore Account is an "ON-LINE" ACCOUNT on the ECU 1Card used to purchase textbooks and more.

Managed through Dowdy Student Stores, this account is used for purchases at the campus bookstores including the ECU Dowdy Student Stores in the Wright Building and the Health Sciences Bookstore in the Brody Building. The account is then debited with each purchase at the bookstores.

The Cashier's Office can also defer financial aid funds, including scholarship money to the bookstore account upon request.

Cash, check, and credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard), are also accepted to set up a bookstore account.  Alternatively, "Bounty Bucks," formerly the Gold Key Account, can also be used at Dowdy Student Stores.

Set up a bookstore account:  Add funds at any time through the Cashier's Office in the Old Cafeteria Complex, or Dowdy Student Store in the Wright Building, depending upon payment option. There are two ways to add funds:
  1. Cash, check, and credit/debit cards (refer to the chart below for detailed payment type and method per location)
Payment Type Payment Method Payment Location
Cash In Person Cashier's Office
Student Store
Check, Money Order, Certified Check (payable to Dowdy Student Stores) In Person or By US Mail Student Store
Check, Money Order, Certified Check (payable to ECU) In Person or By US Mail Cashier's Office
Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa) In Person or By Phone
(see below)
Student Stores
Debit Card (PIN-based only) In Person Cashier's Office Student Store

  1. Defer financial aid or scholarship funds
  • Visit the Cashier's Office located in the Old Cafeteria Complex
  • Call the Cashier's Office at 252-328-6886
For incoming freshmen, we recommend that you defer at least $400 for your books -- additional funds if purchasing a computer.
Funds placed on your Bookstore account from deferred financial aid or scholarship funds will be returned 30 - 60 days after that academic term begins. If you withdraw from school or are graduating, a full refund of any unused funds will be issued minus a small processing fee.

To find out more about setting up a bookstore account, contact:

ECU Dowdy Student Stores Attn: Accounting Office
Wright Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353   
252.328.6731 toll-free: 1.877.499.TEXT
or ECU Cashier's Office 252.328.6886


This is a declining balance account tied to the ECU 1 Card.  Formerly the Gold Key Account, funds can be added through the 1 Card office. Funds can also be added online.  Bounty Bucks can be used for a variety of campus services. 

GET Funds App link

You can now check your BOOKSTORE ACCOUNT and Bounty Bucks balances online through the GET application, available from the ECU 1 Card Office.  GET is available as a mobile app, or you can access it from any computer. 

Additional Information Specifically for Distance Education Students

Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.