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What to do when for Financial Aid

Apply to Eastern University

  • Make sure that you have completed all the steps in the admissions process.

Apply for Financial Aid

  • Apply for a Federal PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov (this will act as your electronic signature). Parent of a dependent student must also apply for a Federal PIN number.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • The PA State Grant Deadline for filing the FAFSA is May 1.
  • Eastern University’s school code is 003259.

Apply for Outside Scholarships

Check your status

  • To check your admissions status, please contact the Admissions Office.
  • Watch your email/mail for your Student Aid Report (SAR) which is the report generated from the submission of your FAFSA.
  • Check your SAR to make sure all your information is correct.

Review your Award Letter

  • Once you have received your acceptance letter from Admissions, your Initial Award Letter will soon follow.
  • Review letter with parents if applicable. Your financial aid information and awards can be viewed on Eastern’s portal- my.eastern.edu.

Complete your Stafford Loan paperwork

  • Complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at www.StudentLoans.gov (Subsidized/Unsubsidized link). Remember, you must sign your application using your own Federal PIN number- this is the same PIN number you used to sign your FAFSA.

Tips-n-Hints

  1. Keep copies of everything in a safe place for each school year, especially confirmation pages, PIN numbers, usernames and passwords, and award letters.
  2. Take an active role in your education- this is YOUR financial aid. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  3. Complete all requests for additional information in a timely manner. Remember, requests will be sent out to your Eastern email account.
  4. Use our website to find additional information on loans, scholarships, grants, and student employment programs.

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