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FAFSA or Free Application For Federal Student Aid 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 Personal Identification Number (PIN) by going to www.studentloans.gov. If you are a dependent student, a parent must also apply for a PIN. You will need a PIN 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 MARCH 1st which is the university deadline for freshman to be considered for campus-based financial aid.

Transfer students have until May 1st to complete the application as they are considered in with upperclassmen.

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.