I’m admitted, but where’s my financial aid?

It’s the time of year when students worry less about admissions and more about financial aid, and because you’ve got questions, we’ve put together some answers.

But First … You’ve Got Time

Relax. Do some yoga. Find your inner Zen.

You have until May 1 to confirm your admissions to EWU. In fact, you have until May 1 to confirm your decision to attend any Washington state university, so there’s no pressure on you to make a choice based on incomplete information.

The one exception to the rule: if you’ve been asked to send more information, send it as quickly as possible. This is a federal requirement and we will not be able to make your award until the information on your FAFSA is verified.

Look for EWU Financial Aid Awards in April

Check your Eagles email often. (Setting up your Eagles email was Step 4 in the enrollment process.) It’s the fastest way to see if we’ve sent your award.

If you haven’t received notification by the end of the month, give us a call.

Why Does EWU Send Awards in April?

Well, there are few good reasons, and the biggest is that EWU doesn’t send preliminary awards.

Other colleges sometimes get caught in a “bait and switch” situation by offering estimated awards. Unfortunately, many of these estimated awards end up being less than stated after your FAFSA information is verified and corrected.

EWU works hard to avoid that problem and to provide the most accurate information possible.

How Can I Estimate How Much EWU Will Cost to Attend?

There are three ways.

  1. Use EWU’s net price calculator.
  2. Compare overall tuition and cost via our website.
  3. Compare net prices in the table below. The data comes from the White House Score Card. The net price is what average undergraduate students pay after grants and scholarships (financial aid you don’t have to pay back) are subtracted from the cost of attendance.
    University Net Price
    Eastern Washington University $10,587
    Central Washington University $13,775
    The Evergreen State College $11,686
    University of Washington—Seattle $8,739
    Washington State University $15,485
    Western Washington University $13,086
What If I Still Have Questions?

Give us call at 509.359.2397, chat with us online, or send an email to admissions@ewu.edu. We’re here to help, and we can point you in the right direction

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