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

1. Apply to the Unversity
Please visit the Office of Admissions website to learn about completing and submitting your Admissions application. After reading the instructions, please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application. Return it with a nonrefundable application fee of $30 to the Office of Admission. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will not be able to review your financial aid application until you have been admitted to the university.
 2. Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list our School Code 002926, on the FAFSA online at 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


3Provide 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

Accept your Terms & Conditions online on Self-Service Banner. Students can locate the format of their user name and password here.  Award letters will be mailed out to all students as they are completed.  As our office becomes aware of additional forms of aid, we will revise your award as necessary.