Refunding of Tuition and Fees


It is to the financial advantage of students withdrawing, dropping to part-time status or dropping to a lower block of credit hours to do so as early in the semester/session as possible. Refunds for tuition and fees (excluding room and board charges which are determined by contractual agreement) will be considered during the twenty (20) class day refund period in the Fall and Spring and the five (5) day re-fund period during the summer. All requests for drop or withdrawal must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar IN WRITING via e-mail. All e-mail requests MUST be submitted via the student’s ECU e-mail account.

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Drop & Withdrawal

Instructions to submit withdrawal requests:

Send the e-mail to regis@ecu.edu

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Items to include:

  • Full name
  • ECU (Banner ID)
  • Mailing Address
  • Course prefix and number you wish to drop
  • Reason for dropping the course

Drop & Withdrawal Procedures

Fall & Spring Semesters

15 Week Classes: Through the first week of classes tuition will be refunded at 100%, less a $25 processing fee for students withdrawal.

  • The second week of classes tuition will be refunded at 75%, less a $25 processing fee for students withdrawal.
  • The third week of classes tuition will be refunded at 50%, less a $25 processing fee for students withdrawal.
  • The fourth week of classes tuition will be refunded at 25%, less a $25 processing fee for students withdrawal.
  • Beginning with the fifth week of classes refunds will not be considered.

Summer Sessions

5 & 11 Week Classes: The refund period for withdrawal or reduction in course load is limited to the first week of classes (five weekdays starting with the first official day of classes for the university). Students will be refunded 100% minus a $25.00 nonrefundable registration/processing fee.

There will be no refunds for changes or withdrawals after the first week of class.


Any refunds that a student becomes entitled to shall first be applied to outstanding financial obligations owed to the University.

If the student wishes to appeal, the process must be initiated in writing to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee and the written appeal can be submitted to Casher’s Office, tuitionappeals@ecu.edu.

Student refunds are handled electronically via TouchNet. Students currently access TouchNet through ECU Pirate Port web portal to view bills, make payments, view, download, and print 1098-T tax statements, and set up tuition payment plans.

With the eRefunds process through TouchNet, students have the option for refunds to be deposited directly into a designated bank account of their choice. If direct deposit information is not provided to the University, refund checks will be mailed to the student. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date. Full details and instructions can be found here.