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Application Priority Deadlines

  • February 14, 2016 for new freshman
  • March 14, 2016 for all transfer students new to ESU
  • May 1, 2016 for all students returning to ESU
  • May 1 for Pennsylvania residents who are interested in applying for the Pennsylvania State Grant for you to be considered for this grant

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you are eligible for federal aid to assist with your educational costs.

Studentaid.gov is a good resource that will allow you to view any federal loans and grants that you have been awarded over the course of your undergraduate and/or graduate career. You may log into the website using your social security number and your FSA ID number.http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

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

Before you begin completing your on-line FAFSA application, apply for your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)) by going to www.studentloans.gov. If you are a dependent student, a parent must also apply for a FSA ID. You will need a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA.

Complete the FAFSA online at www.studentloans.gov. To assist in the completion of your online FAFSA, a FAFSA on the Web work sheet is available for you to download from this site. If you are unable to file your FAFSA on-line you must contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 to request a paper copy.

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.

Freshman students should complete the FAFSA form as soon after January 1st as possible but prior to FEBRUARY 14TH which is the university deadline for freshman to be considered for campus-based financial aid.

Transfer students have until March 14th to complete the application and continuing students have until May 1st to complete the application.

If you have any questions about the FAFSA or about Financial Aid, contact the Student Enrollment Center at (570) 422-2800 or 1-(800) 378-6732, or email us at financial.aid@esu.edu.