Types of Aid
Most students are eligible for some type of financial aid regardless of family financial circumstances. Basically, to be eligible for aid, students must:
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Renewal FAFSA designating ECSU (school code 002926) to receive FAFSA results.
Be a United States citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
Be admitted to or enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program.
Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the ECSU Financial Aid Office.
Not owe a refund on a student grant or be in default on a student loan.
Be enrolled at least half time, six or more undergraduate credit hours or five or more graduate credit hours.
The type of aid we offer is in the form of:
- Work Program
Awards are based upon different criteria and do not require repayment. Financial need, academic excellence, state of residency, major of study are a few of the criteria used for selecting recipients. Most scholarships require a 2.5 high school GPA and 1200 SAT score to be eligible and 2.5 college GPA to maintain it.
Grants are awards that are not repaid. Only undergraduates who have not previously received a bachelor's degree are eligible. Most grants are awarded to those who apply for financial aid by the March 1st priority funding deadline and exhibit exceptional financial need.
|Credit Hours||Pell Award Calculation|
|9 - 11 hours||75% Pell semester award|
|6 - 8 hours||50% Pell semester award|
|5 or less hours||25% Pell semester award|
Federal Pell Grant funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, second degree, non-degree and graduate students.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded based on your EFC number, when you apply, your financial need and funds available. FSEOG funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, second degree, non-degree and graduate students. Students with the lowest EFC numbers receive priority. FSEOG awards range from $200 to $2,000 a year.
Part-time employment on campus allows students to earn money to pay for educational expenses.