Print Management System for Students

Beginning August 1st, ECU will implement a print management system for student printing in computer labs. A yearly print quota of $25 will be attached to each student’s PirateID and distributed at the beginning of each semester as follows:

$10 – fall semester

$10 – spring semester

$5 – summer sessions

This equates to 1250 b/w copies ($0.02 per sheet) OR 250 color copies ($0.10 per sheet) and $0.10 per square foot for specialty printing. Only student accounts will be able to access printers in student computer labs (see FAQ for exceptions). There will be two ways to check a student balance:

  • When a student logs in to a lab computer, a pop-up window shows the account balance and,
  • If a student logs in to http://pirateprint.ecu.edu, the current balance is available along with a list of transactions and print history. You can view your print history at ecu.edu. We will not turn on the ability to add funds until August 1, 2015.

Remaining balances from fall will roll over to spring semester with any spring balance rolling over to summer. All balances are reset on August 1 with no roll over of summer quotas unless a student has added personal funds to the account using a personal credit or debit card.

Personal funds are available in the account until 1) they are used, or 2) the student leaves ECU. Once a student graduates or leaves ECU, any remaining balance is lost with no refund to the student. Students add funds with a personal debit or credit card through the http://pirateprint.ecu.edu interface. Cash options are not available.

Once a student clicks the Print button, a pop-up will provide details including the document name, number of pages and print cost. Students will have the opportunity to confirm the job before it prints. Students using plotters in special labs are charged by the square foot.

If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 328.9866 or mailto:helpdesk@ecu.edu. More information can be found at the Pirate Print website.