Application Process

East Stroudsburg University students interested in using financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal and University Student Employment, and the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, which includes the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan.

You may apply online by visiting the United States Department of Education's website at to complete your FAFSA.

Incoming first year students should submit the FAFSA by February 14th which is the university priority deadline to be considered for federal campus based financial aid.  The priority deadline for new incoming transfer students to be considered for federal campus based financial aid is March 14th.  Continuing students should submit the FAFSA by May 1 to be considered for federal campus based aid.

If applying for Federal Direct Loans, first-time borrowers are required to complete Entrance Counseling as well as a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Both may be completed online at No disbursements are credited to the student’s account until these requirements have been satisfied. Eligibility of Federal Perkins Loan will be determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid located in the Student Enrollment Center.

Pennsylvania residents will automatically be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant if the FAFSA is completed. The deadline for consideration for the PA State Grant is May 1st. In some cases, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) may request additional information. Non-residents should check on the availability of state aid through their state agency. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if a current address and telephone number of a particular state agency is needed.