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2018-2019 FAFSA Priority Deadlines

Freshman Students - 01/31/18      Transfers Students - 03/01/18      Continuing Students - 05/01/18

NEW STUDENTS: Important Information about your financial aid award letter.

Information about your federal aid eligibility appears on the first page of your Student Aid Report provided by the FAFSA Central Processing Service upon completion of your FAFSA.

Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to apply for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency State Grant. Those who have successfully applied prior to May 1, 2018 deadline have access to their award amount via the PHEAA portal.

Institutional scholarship award notifications will be sent by the Admissions office.

Please note that once you receive your financial aid award letter you can determine if you will have any out-of-pocket costs. This is the difference between the full cost of attendance and federal loans, grants, scholarships, tuition waivers and housing waivers. Information about calculating your cost at ESU is available on the “How to Finance Your Education” menu on this page.

If you have been selected for verification, ESU will be able to provide you with an estimated award letter starting around March 1, 2018. Information regarding the next steps to resolve the conflicting information or “verification” will be sent to all students and must be completed by July 2018.


A college education is one of the best investments you can make in your future.

A college education represents a significant financial investment for most families.

East Stroudsburg University offers students a high quality education at an affordable cost.

There are a variety of financial aid opportunities designed to make your education even more affordable.

Grants, loans, scholarships and student employment are available.

More than 75% of ESU students receive some type of financial assistance.

Grants, loans, scholarships and work-study employment are based on a combination of factors including demonstrated financial need and academic performance.

There is no general application required for freshman scholarship consideration. All eligible students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities.

Continuing students who are interested in applying for ESU scholarships, should check the Academic Scholarships By Department and Other ESU Scholarships.

Institutional Code of Conduct

The primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational goals through financial support and resources. NASFAA members are required to exemplify the highest level of ethical behavior and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism. East Stroudsburg University is proud to be a part of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. (NASFAA)

FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PENALTIES FOR DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS

Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.

If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.

If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

The Wellness Education & Prevention Office plans, coordinates, and supports prevention efforts that reduce dangerous drug and alcohol use and related negative consequences.