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Financial Aid Office


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 Award Guide

You can jump directly to the following 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 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


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

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 last day to accept Federal Direct Loans for EOU’s 10-week, standard Summer term will be September 4, 2019.



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.

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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.

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA®

The 2019-20 FAFSA® is open! Apply now for federal financial aid!



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


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

Disbursement and Census Dates:

2019-2020 Academic Year
Disbursement Date
Census Date
July 1, 2019
August 5, 2019 – MAT
July 22,2019
September 23, 2019
October 21, 2019
January 6, 2020
February 3, 2020
March 30, 2020
April 27, 2020

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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.