Changes have been made to the 2024-2025 FAFSA as a part of the FAFSA Simplification Act with the purpose of making it easier and faster to file for students and families. Due to these changes, there will be a delay in delivery of applications to institutions from the Department of Education. We are hoping to begin packaging new students by the beginning of April, 2024.

In the meantime, we are working to make estimated award packages available to all students who have completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA application and received their SAI. More information on how to retrieve an estimated award package will be emailed to admitted student's email address.

Please be advised that the FAFSA delay will not effect a student's ability to apply to or be accepted into the University.

FAFSA is a government program to help students with the expenses of college.

Both students and parents are required to have an FSA ID in order to file. FSA ID and passwords can be created through the Federal Student Aid website.

All students who plan to take advantage of the federal and state financial aid programs (including the Federal Direct Loan) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Many scholarship programs also require you to complete the FAFSA.

All applicable sections of the form should be completed as directed.

Be sure to list East Stroudsburg University, FAFSA code #003320, as a recipient institution.

If you have any questions about the FAFSA or about Financial Aid, contact the Student Enrollment Center at (570) 422-2800 or (800) 378-6732, or contact us.

Student Aid Index (SAI)

The SAI is an eligibility index number that financial aid offices use to determine how much federal student aid a student would receive if they attend. This number is a result of the information the student provides on their FAFSA and can be a negative number.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, the SAI will replace the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX)

The FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange will replace the IRS Data Retrieval Tool starting with the 2024 – 2025 award year.

This time saving measure will transfer contributors’ federal tax information from the IRS directly to the FAFSA. In addition, students selected for verification will not be asked to verify information transferred from the IRS.

Pell Grant Updates

The FAFSA Simplification Act will expand the Federal Pell Grant to more students and link eligibility to family size and the federal poverty level. New eligibility formulas and funding are estimated to increase Pell Grant recipients by nearly 15%.

Incarcerated students will regain the ability to be considered for a Pell Grant.

Pell Grant lifetime eligibility will be restored to students whose school closed while they were enrolled, or were subject to a false certification, identity theft, or a borrower defense loan discharge.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions about Financial Aid. ESU's Title IV Code is 003320.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall 110
(570) 422-2800
(570) 422-2850 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Financial Aid
Leo Hertling
(570) 422-2828