Tuition & Fees
Pay It Forward Scholarship Initiative
Financial Assistance for Online Undergraduate Students
*Please note, many of our adult undergraduate students qualify for significant state and federal financial aid. After your FAFSA has been submitted and you are admitted to Eastern University, your Enrollment Counselor would be happy to go over your financial aid options with you.
The spirit of the Lillian Lyons Scholarship is to assist working adult students in meeting the financial obligations of their adult undergraduate education. A one-time scholarship (last year's scholarship was $501 per person) will be awarded to eligible students annually. Eligibility is determined by the student's financial need.
All candidates must currently be enrolled in one of the following accelerated bachelor's degree programs:
- AA in Liberal Arts
- AA in Early Childhood Studies
- BS in Early Childhood Studies
- BS in Early Childhood Education
- BS in Special Education
- BS in Business Administration
- BA in Youth Ministry Leadership
Ask your Enrollment Counselor about our many Strategic Alliances and Partnerships. Eastern is proud to partner with a variety of organizations across industries and offer excellent tuition discount packages. See a partial list of our partner organizations.
Financial Assistance for Graduate Students
How Graduate Financial Assistance can work for you!
The financial aid program at Eastern University offers assistance to traditional graduate students through graduate fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, Federal Stafford Subsidized, Unsubsidized Loans and Eastern Campus Employment (ECE). Contact your Enrollment Counselor to find out what aid you are qualified for and how to apply.
In order to receive any type of financial assistance, a student must:
- Be fully accepted as a matriculated student in a degree program or an elementary, secondary or special education teacher certification program
- Be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester (or equivalent period)
- If a returning student, have made satisfactory academic progress at the end of the previous academic year
- Have applied for financial aid by the published deadline each year aid is requested.
Financial Assistance is NOT available for:
- Provisionally accepted students
- Students enrolled as non-degree students
- Courses that are being repeated
- Courses being taken for personal enrichment
Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships and Assistantships do not cover the following extra charges: single room, overload courses and double majors. In no case will a full-time student receive an Eastern University Graduate Scholarship or Assistantship for more than two years (half-time students, for no more than three years).
A Subsidized Loan is only available to Graduate students who are in a Certification program. Masters and Doctoral level students are not eligible for the Subsidized loans.
The Graduate Assistantship Program at Eastern University exists to enhance students’ academic experiences by giving them an opportunity to work closely with a specific administrator or faculty member(s) on a well-defined academic activity. These activities could include teaching, research, and/or professional experience within the University community. Graduate Assistants receive an annual tuition grant. The grant amount varies from year to year and is credited to the student’s account on a per semester basis. In addition, Graduate Assistants are required to work up to 20 hours per week and are paid on a bi-weekly basis, for this work.
Graduate Student employment is often available within the Eastern University community. Students are hired to perform work that is not necessarily related to their experience or field of study. Work can either be research related or clerical. As job opportunities become available, selected applicants will interview with the position’s direct supervisor. Students will determine the exact work schedule with the direct supervisor, up to 20 hours per week, and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis for the work performed.
Ask your Enrollment Counselor about our many Strategic Alliances and Partnerships. Eastern is proud to partner with a variety of organizations across industries and offer excellent tuition discount packages. See a partial list of our partner organizations here.