EU Offers Total Tuition Award to Pennsylvania Residents

St. Davids, PA: As part of Eastern’s mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable for everyone, the University offers an award covering the total tuition of qualifying students in Pennsylvania. 

Awareness of the award is especially relevant as FAFSA delays have caused mounting uncertainty for students and families. Eastern’s Total Tuition Award aims to help alleviate the financial strain of a college education for students and ease the burden of tuition costs.

All admitted Pennsylvania residents are considered for the Total Tuition Award. To be eligible for the award, students must be incoming, first-year students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition to meeting the academic requirement, they also must meet the financial need requirements. 

Students granted this award will have the cost of their tuition fully covered for that academic year, and be re-evaluated on a yearly basis for eligibility.

“Eastern’s Total Tuition Award provides life-changing resources for students and families,” shares Kent Sparks, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We believe that a college degree should be affordable and accessible for every student. The Total Tuition Award is this belief in action."

To see if you qualify for the Total Tuition Award, complete the following steps:

  • Apply to Eastern University via our free online application.
  • File your FAFSA - Students must apply by May 1, 2024 to be eligible for the Total Tuition Award.
  • Obtain your SAI (Student Aid Index) - This will be calculated as you file the FAFSA.
  • Visit Eastern's Net Price Calculator.
  • Fill out the Financial Information section of the Net Price Calculator, including your SAI, to find out if your tuition may be fully covered.

For more information, please visit the Total Tuition Award page on Eastern’s website!

About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 7,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs. The university’s main campus is located in St. Davids, PA, with many programs available online. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason, and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit or contact Ally Rosario, Director of Marketing & Communications: