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ECU Housing Costs

$5,630 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$4,060 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,546 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,922 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What is the Cost of Living at ECU ?

Make the right college decision for you by understanding the true cost of college. Begin by being familiar with how much you'll be paying annually for room, board, and other living expenses.

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ECU Housing and Meal Plan Costs ECU prices housing and dining separately. The on-campus housing cost for any typical student was $5,630 in 2021, and the price of a standard dining plan was $4,060.

The following table outlines average expected costs at East Carolina University for both on-campus and off-campus housing, meal plans as well as other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$10,450$10,450
— Housing      $5,630
— Meals      $4,060
Other Living Expenses$3,922$3,922
Books and Supplies$1,546$1,546

Will You Spend Four Years in the Dorms? Expected Cost is $71,314

Room and board at ECU have changed about 0.3% per year these past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If present trends persist, 2022 incoming first year students will be charged about $16,584 in housing, meals and additional expenses for their first year of college. Those individuals will likely wind up having to pay roughly $17,341 for their 2nd year, and $19,185 for their fourth year.

Over the complete degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the sum will come to close to $71,314 for four years or $33,926 for two years.


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How to Finance Your ECU Education?

Living on Campus at ECU

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether ECU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity5,203

Room & Board Priced Similarly to Other Schools

Living expenses for on-campus students at East Carolina University total to $15,918, close to the nationwide average of $15,282.


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