How Financial Aid is Awarded

Aid is awarded based on the financial need to help students with expenses such as tuition, fees, books, housing, and transportation.

Financial need is based on the standard federal formula:

Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need

Your cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room/board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

Cost of Attendance

To determine your financial need, the Financial Aid office uses a cost of attendance budget.

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount of an academic year’s expenses to attend Edgecombe Community College. COA components include tuition and fees; room and board; allowances for books/supplies, transportation; and personal expenses.

These costs are used to calculate your financial aid award, and are not the same as your billing statement. Due to federal guidelines, we are unable to award financial aid that exceeds the total Cost of Attendance.

For direct costs involved in attending ECC, visit the tuition and fees page.

Listed below are the 2023-2024 cost of attendance amounts for a full-time student at Edgecombe Community College based on 12 credit hours per semester for the fall and spring semesters.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance

Total $12,444 $15,038 $22,274 $26,165
Budget Components In-State With Family In-State Off Campus Out of State With Family Out of State Off Campus
(based on 12 credit hours per semester)
$1,824 $1,824 $6,432 $6,432
Registration Fee $176 $176 $176 $176
Living Expense
(Formerly Room and Board)
$3,984 $5,056 $5,976 $7,584
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,500 $1,500 $2,250 $2,250
Transportation $2,940 $2,940 $4,410 $4,410
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,020 $3,542 $3,030 $5,313