Financial Aid Disbursements

These are the first anticipated disbursement dates each semester for most students:

Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
July 17 October 2 February 19 June 23

Students who are awarded financial aid after the first disbursement will be paid on a rolling basis.

You CANNOT receive financial aid at two or more schools for the same time period, funds disbursed to you in error, and/or for any period of time you were not eligible or enrolled. Failure to heed this information may cause you to have to repay large sums of aid, and to lose your eligibility for future financial aid.

Disbursement of Loan Funds

As part of ECC's effort to assist you with your educational costs, we will disburse loans in three payments during fall and spring semesters, and two payments during summer.

Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
October 2 February 19 June 23
November 18 April 1 July 21
December 11 April 29  

ECSI will email students at their email address with a user id and temporary password.  By following the link in the email, students will have the option to receive their disbursement via prepaid card, check, or direct deposit.  Failure to select an alternate option will result in a check being mailed to the address on file with Admissions.  If you have previously received a disbursement through ECSI, the same method of disbursement you chose before will be used this time.  No disbursements are made at the college.

ECSI, the company handling financial aid disbursements, will mail your prepaid card or check to the mailing address that we have on file for you. Therefore, it is critical that your mailing address be accurate. To verify your address, please call (252) 823-5166, ext. 255 or ext. 319, or email

During fall and spring semesters, financial aid will not be disbursed for 2nd 8-week courses until after those classes have begun and enrollment has been verified.

Any questions regarding financial aid disbursements should be directed to ECSI, not the ECC Financial Aid Office.  Students should not contact ECSI until they have received a confirmation email.

Please note: If you were given emergency funds to hold your classes and to buy books, and you have not yet received an award letter for a Pell grant, you will not receive a disbursement because you do not yet have financial aid.  You must see a financial aid counselor to complete the financial aid process to determine if you are eligible for a disbursement.

ECSI Refund Poster