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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The 2015-2016 EWU Scholarship is now open!

Please see the Apply Now! page for details, deadline dates, and the application link.

Awards for 2014-2015

Most awards are delivered electronically.  When you are awarded, you will receive a notice in your Eagles email directing you to check your EagleNet account through the MyEWU Portal link.  If you have not yet received an award, check your EagleNet account for missing documents.

Overview for New Students

Check out this newly developed overview of financial aid and why Eastern is your "best value" school!

Application Deadlines

Students who apply by the following dates receive priority consideration for EWU financial aid for the following academic year:

  • Feb. 15: Date for application for admission or re-admission to EWU (new/transfer/former students only)
  • Feb. 15: EWU Scholarship Application Deadline (all students)
  • Feb. 15: Date FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor for priority aid consideration (all students)

FAFSA's received after February 15th will still be considered, but awards are made on a funds-available basis and late applicants may not receive all the aid for which they might otherwise qualify.  No EWU Scholarship applications will be accepted after February 15th, but departmental scholarship applications may have later deadline dates.  Please see the information under "Scholarships" in the left sidebar for more details.

Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015

The Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015 is available for your reference.  These are the standard "base" amounts used to determine your financial aid eligibility.  Your final cost may vary depending on your enrollment, program of study, types of courses taken, living status, residency, etc.   For 2013-2014 and Summer 2014 cost of attendance, please refer to the Cost of Attendance page.

Net Price Calculator (Freshmen)

The EWU Net Price Calculator (Freshmen) provides estimated net price information (estimated cost of attendance minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to prospective freshmen based on what similar students paid in a previous year.   

Net Price Calculator (Transfers)

The EWU Net Price Calculator (Transfers) provides estimated net price information (estimated cost of attendance minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to prospective transfer students based on what similar students paid in a previous year.   

IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate or update your FAFSA. 

Real Hope Act

The 2014 Legislature passed the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act, to expand eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the same residency requirement under HB 1079 and program requirements.  The application process and requirements can be  found here.  Additional information for undocumented students can be found on the Additional Resources page.

Gainful Employment Programs

EWU has two graduate certificate programs that are eligible for financial aid under the "gainful employment" provisions.  Information for these programs is available under the following links:  1) Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate, 2) School PsychologyCertificate.

Required Disclosures

For important information about the university, please visit the student disclosure information page.  


You can visit EagleNet at anytime for a current update on your aid.  If you need to speak with a financial aid advisor, our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm and our phone lines are open from 8 am-4:45 pm, or you can email us at

Information on tuition and fee charges, billing, payments, refunds, direct deposit and tax credits can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

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