Financial Aid &
Scholarships Office


2020-2021 FAFSA and WASFA

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available and can be completed any time between now and June 30, 2021, for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), which is for undocumented students, is also available to complete. Be sure to submit your application for aid as soon as possible ahead of the term for which you are seeking aid.

Default Rate

As of April 2020, EWU graduates’ default rate on direct loans is 5.1%. This compares favorably with the 6.8% national rate for graduates of four-year public universities and the 10.1% national average for all higher education institutions.

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COVID-19 Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes! However, as part of EWU’s ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will provide service to our students/families through phone calls and email, rather than in person.

We have increased staff support in these areas to help reduce wait times. Please call us at 509.359.2314 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) or email us at

CARES Act Emergency Grants may assist students who have experienced unanticipated expenses as a result of the pandemic. The amount of HEERF funding that institutions receive is primarily based on the number of high-need students enrolled.

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) provides limited, one-time financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary emergency. Given the limited amount of funds, not all requests can be approved even though there may be a clear need for assistance. Situations that are longer-term or require more substantial funding—such as the loss of a job, reoccurring rent or utility payments, larger medical expenses, etc.—will be referred to the Financial Aid Office for a more in-depth review of possible funding options.

EWU’s Financial Aid team can talk with you about a computer loan. Contact them at 509.359.2314 or

The Financial Aid and Scholarships office can review your aid offer for the current term to see what options you have. Contact them at 509.359.2314 or

The Financial Aid team can review your fall aid offer after July 1 to see how changes in family income may impact your financial aid for future terms (they won’t be able to tell you before July 1).

Your supervisor will let you know about any changes to your work study position. If you have any additional questions, please contact Student Employment at 509.359.2525 or email

If you need federal financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student who cannot complete the FAFSA, then you should complete the WASFA. More information about the FAFSA and WASFA can be found on the financial aid website.

For questions about COVID-19 at EWU that aren’t related to financial aid, visit

Contact Us

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

333 Eagle LN
102 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Phone: 509.359.2314 | Fax: 509.359.4330 | Email:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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