What ECU Fin Aid Are You Eligible For?

Financial help, available as scholarships, loans, and work-study is a way colleges reduce the cost of attendance so many students can actually afford to attend.

What financial assistance solutions can ECU provide, and what will you be eligible for? Read on for answers.

Typical ECU Financial Aid Package

$15,448 is the normal East Carolina University's freshman financial aid offer. Around 63.0% of new students get financial help, the majority of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.

Lowering the Cost of College

Financial aid helps lower the cost, or the full retail price of the school. However, know that the only real college discount are scholarships & grants.

What About Student Debt?

Student debt should be thought of as an added expense instead of as "aid" or a "discount". Learn more about student loan debt at ECU.

Amount of ECU Scholarships & Grants

The following scholarships and grants are composed of primarily federally provided grants, and some local and state awards. 36.0% of freshman students at East Carolina University (1,461 total) got a federal grant, averaging $4,925. As well as grants, 45.0% of freshman students (1,866 total) were awarded scholarships by the university, totaling $3,613 per student.

The chart directly below reveals the usual volume of scholarship and grant aid given to all freshmen.

What's the Difference Between Scholarships & Grants?

Grants are normally based on need while scholarships are based on merit or ability.

Financial Aid per Family Income

The chart below displays grant and scholarship allocations by income for freshmen getting any form of federal Title IV assistance, which includes Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k15.9%$10,572
Income 30k-48k10.2%$9,403
Income 48k-75k10.3%$5,814
Income 75k-110k10.6%$1,665
Income 110k +13.5%$494
Title IV Aid

Title IV aid contains grants, loans, or work-study given by the federal government generally determined by need. Learn more here.

The Average Undergrad Who Gets a Grant or Scholarship Obtains $8,192

12,112 ECU students receive grants (this is about 52.0% of the overall student body). The usual amount these students receive is $8,192

Looking for Detail About Tuition and Fees Costs?

Check out the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

Financial Aid Links from East Carolina University

Financial Aid Department Websiteadmissions.ecu.edu/afford/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/financial/netprice-calculator.cfm

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