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What ECU Fin Aid Are You Eligible For?

The total cost of attendance at East Carolina University can seem overwhelming, but remember that the majority of students receive some sort of financial assistance. This could be in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, or loans.

Curious about the financial aid opportunities at ECU and what you may be eligible for? Explore the answers here.

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What Percentage of Students Receive Financial Assistance?

$6,889.00 is the typical East Carolina University’s first year financial aid package. 81% of first-year students are awarded financial aid, primarily comprising loans.


Lowering the Cost of College

Financial aid helps reduce the cost, or the full retail price of the college. However, be aware that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.

College Loans at East Carolina University

A student loan isn’t a genuine college price reduction, but rather an additional cost consideration. Discover how much student loan debt from East Carolina University you could end up dealing with.

As well as scholarships, 47% of freshmen (2040 total) obtained a federal grant, for about $4,397.00 a piece.

How Much Aid Is Available That Won’t Put Me in Debt? & A.K.A. Scholarships & Grants

The numbers and the chart below reference predominantly federal grants, as well as some local and state grants.

47% of first years at East Carolina University (2040 total) were awarded a federal grant, averaging $4,397.00.


How Income Level Affects Financial Aid

The table below demonstrates scholarship and grant allocations by income level for freshmen receiving any type of federal Title IV assistance, which includes Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k14.56%$11,041.00
Income 30k-48k9.59%$9,272.00
Income 48k-75k9.38%$5,647.00
Income 75k-110k5.15%$1,813.00
Income 110k +4.20%$636.00

Title IV Aid

The table above displays undergrads who are obtaining Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.

The Average Undergrad Who Gets a Scholarship or Grant Gets $6,889.00.

2768 ECU undergrads obtain grant aid (this is about 81% of the entire undergraduate student population). The average amount these students receive is $6,889.00.

Curious about the Financial Aspects of Tuition and Fees?

Check out the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page to find out more.

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