ECU trustees unanimously approve tuition increase

GREENVILLE (WITN) - The cost to be an ECU Pirate is getting more expensive.

The university's Board of Trustees unanimously approved another tuition increase for the university.

It is a 2% increase in the fixed tuition rate of incoming in-state freshman and undergraduate transfer students.

The hike also includes a 2% increase for out-of-state undergraduates and all graduate students.

There is no planned increase for current in-state undergraduates.

For the Brody School of Medicine students, there will be a $1,000 increase plus a $93 fee which equals an 11.5% increase in tuition.

The School of Dental Medicine will have a $2,000 increase, which is a 4% hike.

The tuition increase will bring an additional $2 million to the university.

Incoming in-state freshman and all transfer students will end up paying an extra $87 a year.

The hardest hit, aside from medical and dental students, will be the undergraduate student from out-of-state who will pay an extra $406 a year in tuition.

You can read more about the tuition hike by clicking here.

The UNC Board of Governors must give final approval to the hike before it becomes official.