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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.

The Financial Aid Office at Eastern Oregon University will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

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.

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

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 Fall term will be December 13, 2018.

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.

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA

It is not too late to file your FAFSA for 2018-19.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 you want to receive financial aid.

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

Disbursement and Census Dates:


  • Fall 2018:  September 20, 2018; Census on October 24, 2018
  • Winter 2019:  January 3, 2019; Census on February 4, 2019
  • Spring 2019:  March 28, 2019; Census on April 29, 2019