ECU OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
Important Information: Time limitation on direct subsidized loan eligibility for first-time student loan borrowers effective July 1, 2013. Find out more.
The East Central University Office of Financial Aid is firmly committed to ensuring that all students are able to attend college, regardless of their financial situation. Our mission is to enable students to pursue their educational goals through the application of appropriate financial resources relevant to each student's eligibility and individual need.
Financial Aid is available through:
The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, available funds, student classification, and academic performance.
Resources for students starting college:
Resources for students graduating college:
The federal government regulates the application process for students seeking aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed in order to qualify for any financial assistance. Students receiving other assistance should bring their award letter from the provider to the ECU Office of Financial Aid.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide students and their families with counseling and the services necessary to gain access to educational funds by promoting financial aid awareness, awarding aid in an honest, fair, and equitable manner, and to administer the financial aid programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines. Policies and procedures are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure prompt, courteous, efficient service that complies with all regulatory requirements.
- Increase student knowledge of loans, debt management, budgeting, and money management.
- Automate financial aid processing so that students can complete the process online and affect an increase of 40% utilization of online processes. Expect students to be able to complete entrance and exit loan counseling online, complete loan master promissory notes online, obtain consumer information about financial aid online, and be able to retrieve financial aid forms online.
- Implement the government’s direct lending program as required by passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H. R. 4872).