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Financial Aid Office


Welcome!

The Financial Aid Office at Eastern Oregon University is committed to helping you obtain funding for your academic program. Whether you’re a current or prospective student, there are a variety of financial aid programs available. Financial aid programs vary in eligibility criteria and award amounts. Most students and families need some financial assistance.  If you need help in applying for financial aid, we are here to help.  We are available Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Our federal school code is 003193.

Financial Aid Offer Guide

You can jump directly to the following sections of the Offer Guide by clicking on the timestamps after each chapter heading. For example, if you wish to review the section on verification, click on “5:16,” which will take you to that point in the video on YouTube.com. If you wish to stay on this webpage, watch the embedded video and move the video progress bar back and forth to skip between chapters.

Step 1: FSA ID

FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

Step 3: Accept Your Loans

Direct Loan Checklist
Direct Parent PLUS Loan Checklist

The last day to accept Federal Direct Loans for Spring term will be June 13, 2019.

Verification

PLEASE, PUT YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER ON ALL DOCUMENTS!

The IRS is now redacting tax transcripts so that sensitive information, such as the taxpayer’s name, address and Social Security number, is partially masked. However, all financial entries, such as the adjusted gross income, are visible. The redacted transcript will better protect taxpayers from identity theft.

What is Verification? Please click here

The IRS sent out a warning November 19, 2018 about a new email scam that may contain malicious malware. The fraudulent emails, which appear to be sent from “IRS Online,” contain an attachment labeled “Tax Account Transcript,” or something similar. The IRS, however, does not send unsolicited emails to the public, nor emails containing sensitive information such as that which is included in a tax return. The IRS asks the public not to open the email, and if using a personal computer to delete it or forward it to phishing@irs.gov. If one is using an employer’s computer, the IRS asks that the employee notify his or her company of the email.

Scholarships!

There are literally thousands of scholarships available to students who are on the hunt for the right match! Most require an application, SAT/ACT scores, and an essay or other documentation – and a prompt deadline. Take advantage of your talent, drive and ambition and receive funds to help with your college costs. Some are awarded based on financial need. Others look at your academic achievements, school activities or planned major.


View Scholarship Opportunities

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA®

It is not too late to file your FAFSA® for 2018-19, and the 2019-20 FAFSA® is available now!

FAFSA® APPLICATION

7 THINGS YOU NEED BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THE FAFSA FORM

* Remember that you must file a FAFSA® for each year you attend and for which you want to receive Federal financial aid.

Disbursement and Census Dates:

2018-2019 Academic Year
Term
Disbursement Date
Census Date
Spring
March 28, 2019
April 29, 2019
2019-2020 Academic Year
Term
Disbursement Date
Census Date
Summer
July 1, 2019
July 22,2019
Fall
September 23, 2019
October 23, 2019
Winter
January 6, 2020
February 3, 2020
Spring
March 30, 2020
April 27, 2020

Financial Aid Office Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office supports recruitment and retention of qualified students by administering financial aid programs that increase access to higher education. The office supports access and choice by offering need and merit based federal, state, and institutional funding. Further, we support student success by providing timely award notifications, accurate information and professional, student friendly financial aid counseling.