The Financial Aid Office at Eastern Connecticut State University assists parents and students who might not otherwise be able to meet their educational expenses. The staff in the Financial Aid Office is available to assist students, both current and prospective, in determining their eligibility for available financial aid.
|File the 2014-15 on-line FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon after Jan. 1, 2014 and before March 1, 2014 to qualify for Eastern's gift aid. If at all possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA to pull your tax return data directly from the IRS into your FAFSA. If you can't use this tool because you haven't filed your tax return, access the IRS website to print your Tax Return Transcript in case we require it for documentation.|
|Prospective first-year students applying for Connecticut's Governor's Merit Scholarship must submit an online FAFSA and a scholarship application through their high school Guidance Office by February 15, 2014.|
|Scholarship Opportunity: If you have a connection to Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull or Westport you maybe eligible for the Fairfield County Community Scholarship. Please check their website for more information.|
|Scholarship Opportunity: Find information about The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship for immigrant/migrant students at http://foundation.westernunion.com/education_programs.html.|
|Beginning with the 2014-15 award year, the ECSU Foundation will make its resources, previously awarded as “Competitive Scholarships”, directly available to the Office of Financial Aid to help fund scholarships for new and returning students as part of the annual financial aid award cycle. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by March 1 to receive the best consideration for available aid and those students currently receiving “Competitive Scholarships” need only meet the donor’s criteria for renewal. There will no longer be a separate “Competitive Scholarship” application process.”|
|Students awarded financial aid must “accept” their awards through eWeb Services in order for the awards to be applied to their student account. ACCEPT TODAY!!|
|Be sure to respond to requests for financial documentation immediately so we can provide your financial aid notification!
Once you've received your financial aid notification, please accept your aid by accessing eWeb at http://eweb.easternct.edu.