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PROGRAM FEES

ECU bi-lateral exchange and UNCEP programs:

Application fee due when the application is turned in:

o   ECU bi-lateral: $100

o   UNCEP: $150

(Checks and money orders are the only accepted method of payment.)

The tuition for participating on an ECU bi-lateral program or UNCEP program costs the same as if you were at ECU that semester (main campus tuition and fees at your normal in- or out-of-state rate). You will be billed the normal ECU tuition and fees for that semester that you incur any other semester. You will be responsible for paying the host university directly for housing and/or meals.

**Exceptions: If a student participates on an ECU bi lateral program with UN Heredia in Costa Rica, the student will be charged for tuition, housing, and meals, all at the ECU rate for that semester.
 


ISEP exchange:

Students participating on ISEP exchange will be charged ECU tuition, fees, housing, and meals all at the ECU main campus rate (in- or out-of-state depending on the student's designation) for that semester.

o   ISEP: $395

To find current ECU tuition and fees rate, please visit this page: http://www.ecu.edu/cashier/tufee.cfm

ISEP Direct:

The ISEP Direct application deposit is $390 and should be turned in along with the completed application.
 


Consortium Programs:

Students participating in consortium programs will pay the costs directly to the university with whom we are allowed to send students on their programs. For more information, please contact the ECU study abroad office.
 


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:

Each faculty-led program has its own associated fees.  On the program's brochure page, there is a breakdown of what the fee includes.  Once accepted, students will follow the payment deadlines as listed in their program application.  In general, these are the payment deadlines:

  • Upon Acceptance to Program: $575 ($75 application fee + $500 deposit)
  • February 28th: Half of remaining program balance
  • March 31st: Full program balance

Financial Aid may be used to defer the February 28th and March 31st payments until aid is released.

Payments should be mailed or hand-delivered by cash, check, or money order to:
 

Office of Continuing Studies - Business Office
East Carolina University
301 S. Evans Street
Self Help Center Suite 301A
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 

Other Related Expenses:

·      Health Insurance- students participating in ECU bi-lateral programs and UNCEP are required to purchase the study abroad health insurance provided by the UNC system. Students will be notified of these charges after being accepted into the study abroad program as rates change each year.

o   Students can also purchase insurance for up to two weeks prior and after their intended program.

·      Airfare- Students are eligible for student discounts on certain flights. It is recommended that students shop around for the best deals. One thing to consider is if a student may want to extend their time abroad at the end of the program and extending a ticket bought online can sometimes be difficult. It may be easier to work with a travel agent or airline directly. Some recommended sites/companies to compare prices with are:

o   STA Travel

o   StudentUniverse.com

·      Student Visas- Depending on where student go, they may need to get a visa. To find out more about costs, please visit the regional consulate website for the country where you will study. You can find a list of consulates by going here: http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/united-states#