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Financial Aid Office


COVID-19 Impact on Financial Aid Office

The EOU Financial Aid Office will be 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 adequate encryption and send them to fao@eou.edu, or mail them to us via USPS.
  • Financial Aid Counselors are available by phone, email, or video chat.
    • We are currently working off campus in response to the coronavirus outbreak and will be returning calls remotely. Please contact us at fao@eou.edu or leave a voice message and we will get back to you within the next 24 business hours.
  • For coronavirus updates at EOU, event changes, FAQs and cancellations, visit eou.edu/coronavirus/.
  • For current Federal Student Aid coronavirus and forbearance info for students, borrowers, and parents, visit studentaid.gov.

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.

Hey high school juniors . 👋 Now’s a great time to research careers, search for scholarships, etc. so you can hit the ground running next year! 🏃

Financial Aid Award Guide

You can jump directly to sections of the Award 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. 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.

First Steps in Applying for Financial Aid

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.

Did you forget your username for your login (FSA ID) right as you were trying to fill out the FAFSA® form? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.


7 THINGS YOU NEED BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THE FAFSA FORM
U.S. Department of Education Homeroom Blog

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA® Form

2020-21 FAFSA Form Available Now
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Do you have unanswered questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process?

Get in-depth information about the FAFSA® form and what to expect after you submit your application.

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

Step 3: Accept Your Loans

Direct Loan Checklist Direct Parent PLUS Loan Checklist

You must accept your loans 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. The absolute last day to accept Federal Direct Loans for EOU’s 10-week, standard winter term will be March 19, 2020.

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.

How to Request IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.

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.

Disbursement and Census Dates:

2020-2021 Academic Year
Term Disbursement Begins Census Date
SummerJuly 1, 2020
August 3, 2020 — MAT
July 20, 2020
FallSeptember 23, 2020October 19, 2020
WinterJanuary 4, 2021February 1, 2021
SpringMarch 29, 2021April 26, 2021
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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.