Get ready to pay more for college tuition for schools in the UNC system, including ECU. Tuition and fees for the 2006-2007 year will increase 14.5 percent at ECU. That's an increase of $526 per year. Some schools in the system will see increases of 20 percent. The tuition increases will go to pay raises for professors and administrators as well as help cover tuition bills for financially needy students and improve student services, libraries, and technology improvements.