Welcome to the Elizabeth City State University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships web site. We are excited to assist you! At Elizabeth City State University, we believe everyone should have access to higher education. The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (OSFAS) is to help remove financial barriers to assist students in meeting the cost of attendance at Elizabeth City State University. The role of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is to try to fill the gap that exists between the cost of attendance and funds available from your family, savings and other resources.
Our efforts will be to provide resources for you to obtain your degree in the form of federal and state grants, state and institutional scholarships, employment, and student loans. We are committed to helping students find appropriate ways to finance their education. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides counseling and assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), evaluation of financial aid eligibility and determination of financial aid awards.
Due to limited funds in some programs, we are not always able to offer enough aid to meet each student's financial need. However, alternative sources of assistance are available to students.
The staff and I work hard to streamline application processing. However, on-time review and evaluation is a joint effort. You should start the financial aid application process immediately following January 1st of each year keeping in mind that there is a priority deadline of March 1st. This will allow us time to serve you better. The deadline to apply for student loans is October 15th for the Fall Semester, March 1st for the Spring Semester and June 20th for the Summer Semester.
Use the links provided on these web pages to assist you in your college planning. You will find explanations of the programs of assistance as well as procedures and deadlines for applying for financial aid. We wish you well in your academic pursuits and future endeavors!