How to Apply
A Step By Step Guide to Financial Aid
Elizabeth City State University encourages you to apply for financial aid assistance today! Application to our institution does not obligate you to accept our financial aid offer. It does, however, give the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (OSFAS) staff the information we need to assist you in making your college choice. Let us help you discover how Elizabeth City State University could fit into your future. Please click on the hyperlink below to see the 7 easy steps to apply for financial aid!
Here is important information on the steps to applying for financial aid assistance at Elizabeth City State University
All students must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list our School Code 002926, on the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA applications at ECSU are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis contingent
upon acceptance to the university and be admitted to a degree program at ECSU before
your financial aid application can be considered. FAFSA applications must completed
by the FAFSA application should be filed by the established priority deadlines.
View the "Overview of the Financial Aid Process" youtube video
3. Provide Additional Information if Requested
View the "After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?" youtube video
Once ECSU has received a copy of your FAFSA, an award offer will be electronically sent to the student. Some students will be required to complete the process of Verification. Verification is the process in which The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships verifies that the information on the FAFSA is accurate. If you are selected for verification, you must complete the verification process before any awards will be finalized. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships contact the student via email and through the Self Service Banner (SSB) portal if any additional documents are needed to complete your file . The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will submit all changes required as a result of Verification. When you submit any documents to the office, please make sure that your name and student ID number is included on all documents.
4. Review your Award Offer