What is financial aid?
There are many different types of financial aid available at Eastern, including Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants, Tribal Grants and Scholarships, Work Study Programs, Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized) and Direct Parent PLUS.
Types of Aid
- Grants are funds that to do not have to be repaid. Grants are awarded to students with financial need.
- Federal Work Study is on-campus employment for Eastern students who complete a FAFSA and qualify.
- Institutional Work Study (Regular College Employment) is institutionally funded aid that provides on-campus employment for students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study.
- Loans are money you borrow to help with the costs of your education, and must be paid back with interest.
- Scholarships are gift aid awarded to students from a variety of sources: individuals, organizations and businesses. The criteria for scholarships vary from source to source, but can include academic achievement, financial need, and/or student demographics.
- Summary of Financial Aid Available at Eastern (pdf)
Where do I begin?
Each student who wishes to apply for financial aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained from Eastern's Office of Financial Aid, high school counselors, libraries or by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). The fastest and easiest option is to apply online at www.fafsa.gov. You will need your family's tax information to complete the application. Eastern's financial aid code is 003155.
Do I qualify?
Financial aid is granted to students depending on their degree of need. Using the FAFSA, a student's degree of need is determined by an analysis of such factors as family income, number of children in a family, and value of family assets. The amount of "financial need" determines the amount of financial aid to be awarded.
Students seeking federal financial aid at Eastern Oklahoma State College must have a high school diploma or GED. If a student does not have a high school diploma or GED, they can be directed to one of the following locations for information about the GED training programs.
McAlester Adult Learning Center
2801 N. "A" Street
Idabel Adult Learning Center
1203 SE Quincy Street