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At ESU, we pride ourselves on helping students achieve an affordable education. Over 75% of our students receive some type of financial assistance. Below are a few helpful resouces to assist you with the financial aid process:

General Information

Eligibility for most Student Financial Aid Programs (other than unsubsidized loans) is based on financial need rather than academic accomplishment. Financial need is the difference between the estimated cost of attendance and the ability of the family to contribute to those educational costs.

Cost of Attendance
Less: Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need

The estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, personal expenses, and transportation. The expected family contribution (EFC) is determined when the financial information submitted on the FAFSA is put through a formula approved by Congress. The EFC is made up of a contribution from the parents' total income and assets (PC) and a contribution from the student's income and assets (SC).

General Eligibility Requirements

In general, to be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent;
  • Be matriculated at East Stroudsburg University and be enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other program (non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid);
  • Not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan;
  • Register with Selective Service (if required); and,
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.