Student Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides education, guidance, and support to students and families throughout the financial aid process. We administer federal, state, and institutional aid programs to students at East Carolina University, the Brody School of Medicine, and the School of Dental Medicine.
ECU’s Federal School Code is 002923
Book an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor.
30 September: 2024-25 FAFSA Launch Delayed
Due to significant overhauls being implemented to the FAFSA process, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be open until sometime in December 2023 instead of October 1st. For more information, view the announcement from the Department of Education here.
In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what’s coming:
11 September: Course Program of Study (CPOS):
Course Program of Study (CPOS) is a U.S. Department of Education requirement that only considers courses counting toward a student’s program of study for financial aid eligibility. This federal requirement is not new but is monitored at ECU through a reporting process beginning with Spring 2024 registration.
Federal financial aid is only awarded for courses included in your program of study.
For more information, visit our CPOS page.
30 June: If you have questions about the recent Supreme Court decision on the Biden-Harris loan cancellation program just announced by President Biden, you will need to check with your lender to see if or how you might be affected.
If you do not know who your lender is, you can go to https://studentaid.gov/ and log in with your FSA ID to find out who your lender is and their contact information.
Current information and updates can be found here.
12 April 2023: For those students that joined us on Tuesday, 11 April for the AVID event, a copy of that Powerpoint presentation can be found here.
West Campus is Open! There is now a satellite office located in the Health Science Student Center serving the Medical, Dental & Allied Health students. See our Contact Us page for the location.