Applying for Financial Aid
What is financial aid?
There are many different types of financial aid available at Eastern, including Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants, Tribal Grants and Scholarships, Work Study Programs, Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized) and Direct Parent PLUS.
- Student Loans
- Federal Work Study
- Institutional Work Study
- Institutional Scholarships
- EOSC Foundation Scholarships
Where do I begin?
Each student who wishes to apply for financial aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained from Eastern's Office of Financial Aid, high school counselors, libraries or by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). The fastest and easiest option is to apply online at www.fafsa.gov. You will need your family's tax information to complete the application. Eastern's financial aid code is 003155.
Do I qualify?
Financial aid is granted to students depending on their degree of need. Using the FAFSA, a student's degree of need is determined by an analysis of such factors as family income, number of children in a family, and value of family assets. The amount of "financial need" determines the amount of financial aid to be awarded.
How are types of financial aid different?
Grants are need-based aid from the federal government and do not require repayment as long as students complete the semester. Loans, either federal or private, must be repaid. Federal work study enables qualified students to work around their class schedule and earn funds that are used toward their education. Students who qualify may be offered combinations of these types of aid depending on financial need and available funding.
Maintaining financial aid
Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. Federal regulations require the college to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor your progress toward completion of your certificate or degree program. If you fail to meet these standards, you will be placed on financial aid warning or suspension. Your academic performance must meet the SAP standards below. The policy is separate and apart from other academic policies at the college.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (pdf)
Financial Aid Suspension Appeal (pdf)
Financial Aid Forms
Visit the Financial Aid Forms page to download necessary froms.
Office of Financial Aid
Enrollment Center, First Floor Library
Financial Aid Director
Financial Aid Officer