Financial Aid at ECU

  Frequently Asked Questions

question mark inside of a squareQ. How much money is available in financial aid?

A. Grants - Usually between $100 and $4000. Eligibility and type of loan depend on the funds available.

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. How do I qualify for financial aid?

A. By filling out a FAFSA form, you will receive information about what types of aid you are eligible to receive.

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. What are the important dates and deadlines for financial aid?

A. These are set dates that you need to have certain items applied for and returned. Click here for dates and deadlines.

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. What is ECU's school code?

A. 003154

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. How often do I need to complete the FAFSA form?

A. FAFSA must be completed annually.

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. My parents didn't claim on their taxes. Doesn't this make me independent for financial aid?

        A. No. Whether or not your parents claim you on their taxes does not determine dependency status for financial aid. (please refer to Step Three on the FAFSA form).

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. Why was I offered loans but no grants?

A. Federal financial aid is made up of loans, grants and work student programs. Federal grant money is available for the most needy students and families.

 

question mark inside of a squareQ. Can I enroll part-time and still receive financial aid?

A. Some aid is available to part-time students. To receive student loans, a student must be enrolled at least one half time (6 hours or more for undergraduates and 4 hours or more for graduates).