2020 Spring Quarter Disbursement
Available spring quarter financial aid and scholarships will apply to EWU charges (tuition, fees, etc.) beginning Monday, March 30th. Any funds leftover after EWU charges are paid will show as a “refund” on your student account the evening of March 31st and will be sent to you through direct deposit or paper check. It takes a few additional days to reach student back accounts or mailboxes. Most students will have their leftover funds (if applicable) by April 2nd or 3rd.
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.
Request for Summer Term 2020 Financial Aid
The Request for Summer Term 2020 Financial Aid form will be available from the Financial Aid Office starting April 13, 2020, and requires consultation with a financial aid representative. Summer aid is awarded starting in mid-May based on your registered coursework.
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.
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.
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.
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).