Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much money is available in financial aid?
A. Grants - Usually between $100 and $4000. Eligibility and type of loan depend on the funds available.
Q. How do I qualify for financial aid?
A. By filling out a FAFSA form, you will receive information about what types of aid you are eligible to receive.
Q. What are the important dates and deadlines for financial aid?
A. These are set dates that you need to have certain items applied for and returned. Click here for dates and deadlines.
Q. What is ECU's school code?
Q. How often do I need to complete the FAFSA form?
A. FAFSA must be completed annually.
Q. My parents didn't claim me on their taxes. Doesn't this make me independent for financial aid purposes?
A. No. Whether or not your parents claim you on their taxes does not determine dependency status for financial aid. (please refer to Step Three on the FAFSA form).
Q. Why was I offered loans but no grants?
A. Federal financial aid is made up of loans, grants and work student programs. Federal grant money is available for the most needy students and families.
Q. Can I enroll part-time and still receive financial aid?
A. Some aid is available to part-time students. To receive student loans, a student must be enrolled at least one half time (6 hours or more for undergraduates and 4 hours or more for graduates).