ECU Board of Trustees approve 2 percent tuition increase

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Becoming an ECU Pirate just got more expensive.

The East Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a two percent increase Friday morning for all incoming in-state freshman and undergraduate transfer students and graduate students.

Administration and finance vice chancellor Rick Niswander said the increase adds up to roughly an extra $87 per student. Non-resident students’ tuition will increase $406.

“You don’t want to have a cheap education,” Niswander said. “You want it to be as least expensive as it can, but you don’t want it to be cheap. We all want to get the best education we can, and it doesn’t come for free.”

Brody School of Medicine students as well as dental students will pay an extra $1,000.

The hike in tuition will add $2 million dollars to ECU.

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