Financial Aid Office


COVID-19 Impact on Financial Aid Office

The EOU Financial Aid Office is conducting business as usual! We are here to assist you with all of your financial needs.

  • If you need to turn in documents to the Financial Aid Office, please fax them to 541-962-3661, use our secure document upload, attach them to an email with at least AES 256-bit encryption and send them to fao@eou.edu, mail them to us via USPS, or drop them in the “blue” secure drop box, just outside of the financial aid office.
  • Financial Aid Counselors are available in person, phone, email, or video chat. Schedule time with us.

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.

First Steps in Applying for Financial Aid

Step 1: FSA ID

An FSA ID is a username and password that you will use to access your personal information on Federal Student Aid websites and to sign important documents. The FSA ID gives you access to the Federal Student Aid online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA® Form

The 2020-2021 FAFSA form is available now! Fill it out at the links below or download the FAFSA app for Android and iOS from their respective stores.

If you have questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process, you can get in-depth information about the FAFSA® form and what to expect after you submit your application on the studentaid.gov site.

Step 3: Accept Your Loans

You must accept your loans, complete your entrance counseling, and complete your master promissory note in time for them to be originated BEFORE your last day of attendance. If you are taking courses other than 10-week courses (i.e. modules), your timeline may be different than the standard academic term dates.

If Needed: Verification

What is Verification?

Verification is a federal aid eligibility review process required by The U.S. Department of Education. For this process, EOU is required to verify that the information on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. We complete the verification process by comparing FAFSA data with federal tax documents* and other forms you provide to the EOU Financial Aid Office. Corrections to your FAFSA and college financing offer may be necessary if discrepancies are found. Without complete documentation, a student will not receive federal or state financial aid.

PLEASE, PUT YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER ON ALL DOCUMENTS!

EOU Financial Aid Award Guide

Scholarships!

There are literally thousands of scholarships available to students who are on the hunt for the right match! Some require an application, 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.

Disbursement and Census Dates:

2021-2022 Academic Year

Term Disbursement Begins Census Date
SummerJuly 1, 2021
August 2, 2021 (MAT)
July 19, 2021
FallSeptember 27, 2021October 25, 2021
WinterJanuary 3, 2022January 31, 2022
SpringMarch 28, 2022April 25, 2022

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.