Print Management Program Explained

Every ECU student is allotted a $30 print allowance each academic year. Allocated from student technology fees, credits are attached to a student’s pirateID at the as follows:

Fall Semester ($10 credit) Spring Semester ($10 credit)

Black/white @ $0.02 per page = 500 printed pages

OR

Color @ $0.10 per page = 100 printed pages

Black/white @ $0.02 per page = 500 printed pages

OR

Color @ $0.10 per page = 100 printed pages

Summer Session I | 11-Week Session ($5 credit) Summer Session II | 11-Week Session ($5 credit)

Black/white page @ $0.02 per page = 250 printed pages

OR

Color @ $0.10 per page = 50 printed pages

Black/white page @ $0.02 per page = 250 printed pages

OR

Color @ $0.10 per page = 50 printed pages

Specialty printing is charged at $0.10 per square foot

Check a Print Balance

There are two ways a student checks his/her print balance. When logging in to a lab computer, a pop-up window shows the account balance. Students can also visit pirateprint.ecu.edu, where the current balance is available along with a list of transactions and print history.

Remaining balances from fall roll over to spring semester with any spring balance rolling over to summer. Students enrolled in SSI, SSII and/or the 11-week summer session receive $2.50 at the beginning of each session.

All balances reset each fall with no roll over of summer quotas except for any personal funds added by the student. Personal funds are available in the account until 1) they are used, 2) the student leaves ECU. Once a student graduates or leaves ECU, any remaining balance – including personal funds – is lost with no refund to the student.

Add Personal Funds

Students add funds with a personal debit or credit card through the pirateprint.ecu.edu interface. No cash option is available.

Print an Assignment

Once a student clicks the Print button, a pop-up details the document name, number of pages and print cost. Students confirm the job before it prints. If there is a problem with the printed output, a student should see the lab staff who can submit the request for a credit refund.

Only student accounts are able to access printers in student computer labs (see the FAQ for exceptions).

Need Help?

See the Related Articles section for tutorials and an FAQ. Contact the computer lab staff or call the Pirate Techs Service Desk at 252-328-9866.

Examples

  • Jan prints her 24-page research assignment (b/w; duplexed) = $0.48
  • Asa prints a 100-page research assignment (b/w; one-sided) = $2.00
  • Ellis prints his 10-page history assignment (color; duplexed) = $1.00
  • Tara prints her 50-page study notes for an art exam (color; one-sided) = $5.00
  • Nick prints a 10-page b/w, duplexed assignment and a 5-page, duplexed color assignment = $0.70
  • Carol prints three 100-page drafts of her graduate project (b/w; one-sided) and fifteen 3-page handouts (color; one-sided) for her class presentation = $10.50

Details

Article ID: 67164
Created
Wed 6/12/19 8:54 AM
Modified
Tue 8/31/21 3:53 PM
Service Owner
Labs & Advanced Technologies