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.