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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office helps you obtain funding for your higher education. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, work study and loans.

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    Overview for New Students

    Check out this newly developed overview of financial aid and why Eastern is your "best value" school!

    Cost of Attendance for 2015-2016

    The estimated Cost of Attendance for 2015-2016 is available for your reference.  These are the standard "base" amounts used to determine your financial aid eligibility and have been adjusted to reflect the recently approved five percent tuition reduction for resident undergraduate students.  Your final cost may vary depending on your enrollment, program of study, types of courses taken, living status, residency, etc.  Tuition, fee, and room and board rates are not final until approved by the EWU Board of Trustees.

    Tuition Reduction and Award Adjustments for 2015-2016

    The State of Washington recently approved the state budget for the next two years. During this process, the State Legislature reduced EWU's resident undergraduate tuition by five percent. As a result, the Financial Aid Office will be adjusting the awards of impacted students to correspond to the new tuition rate. We expect to finalize the updated awards by early August.  If you are an undergraduate resident student, you will receive an email from us letting you know that your financial aid award has been updated. If you are required to take any action as a result of the update, your new aid award will outline the details and next steps. You can access your award at any time by visiting the MyEWU Portal at my.ewu.edu.

    Application Deadlines

    Students who apply by the following dates receive priority consideration for EWU financial aid for the following academic year:

    FAFSA's received after February 15th are still  considered, but awards are made on a funds-available basis and late applicants may not receive all the aid for which they might otherwise qualify. No EWU Scholarship applications will be accepted after February 15th, but departmental scholarship applications may have later deadline dates. Please see the information under "Scholarships" in the left sidebar for more details.

    Net Price Calculator (Freshmen)

    The EWU Net Price Calculator (Freshmen) provides estimated net price information (estimated cost of attendance minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to prospective freshmen based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

    Net Price Calculator (Transfers)

    The EWU Net Price Calculator (Transfers) provides estimated net price information (estimated cost of attendance minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to prospective transfer students based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

    IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial

    This tutorial explains how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate or update your FAFSA.

    Educational Tax Benefits

    Be sure to check out your eligibility for the various educational tax benefits, especially the American Opportunity Tax Credit, when filing your 2014 tax forms!  Additional information can be found in the 2014 Tax Year - Federal Tax Benefits for Higher Education publication and in the IRS brochure "Students and Parents - Why Form 1098-T is Important to You". 

    Real Hope Act

    The 2014 Legislature passed the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act, to expand eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the same residency requirement under HB 1079 and program requirements. The application process and requirements can be found here. Additional information for undocumented students can be found on the Aid for Undocumented Students page.

    Gainful Employment Programs

    EWU has one graduate certificate program that is eligible for financial aid under the "gainful employment" provisions. Information for this program is available under the following link: Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate.

    Required Disclosures

    For important information about the university, please visit the Disclosure and Consumer Information page.

    Questions?

    You can visit EagleNet at any time for a current update on your aid. If you need to speak with a financial aid advisor, our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm and our phone lines are open from 8 am-4:45 pm, or you can email us at finaid@ewu.edu.

    Information on tuition and fee charges, billing, payments, refunds, direct deposit and tax credits can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

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    Contact Information

    Financial Aid and Scholarships
    102 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2314
    fax: 509.359.4330

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