Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1 – Apply for an FSA ID

If you are a first time FAFSA filer, go to the US Department of Education’s FSA ID web page at and apply for your FSA ID.  You will use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA on the web.  If you are a dependent financial aid applicant (this means that you must have parents complete information on the FAFSA and one parent must sign your FAFSA), have one of your parents go to the FSA ID website and apply for a parent FSA ID of their own.

Step 2 – Complete your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by applying as soon after October 1st as possible.   The earlier you apply prioritizes you for certain funding opportunities.

Important information for residents of the Freely Associated States

Freely Associated States FAFSA Responses

Step 3 – List Eastern Oregon University on your FAFSA

Make sure that you list Eastern Oregon University on your FAFSA.   EOU’s federal school code is 003193.

Step 4 – Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

After you submit your FAFSA on the web, you will receive an email from FAFSA within a few days, letting you know that your Student Aid Report is ready for your review.  You can view and print your Student Aid Report from

Step 5 – Check your email often

Watch your email or mail for communication from Eastern Oregon University.   Sometimes additional documents will be needed before your financial aid offer can be finalized.   See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for information about what happens after you apply.