Handbook: Student Services Financial Aid
- Handbook Student Services Financial Aid
Ms. Alyssa Dobson
Director of Financial Aid
First Floor Hamilton Hall
Toll free: (888) 611-2680
The Financial Aid Office administers over $91 million in annual aid funds from federal, state, University and private sources to approximately 80 percent of EUP students. Comprehensive brochures describing various types of funding and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms are available at the office. All students at EUP applying for financial assistance, including loans and student employment, must complete the FAFSA. Parents may apply for the PLUS loan by logging in at http://www.studentloans.gov/ using their federal pin and personal identifiable information; follow the instructions for applying for the parent loan.
An emergency loan program to assist needy students is offered on a short-term basis. Applications for loans up to $250 may be obtained from this office. If requests are made in the morning, funds are generally available the following afternoon in the Bursar Office. Students with direct deposit may experience a delay in posting of funds based on individual banking procedures for the release of funds.
Student employment programs provide an opportunity for students to earn money to help finance their education expenses. Students may be employed on campus for up to fifteen hours per week when classes are in session and 37.5 hours per week during non-enrollment periods. Students must submit the FAFSA by March 15th annually for consideration for a student employment award. Only awarded students may apply for student employment positions. Vacant student employment positions are posted on the MyEdinboro portal under "Job Opportunities." Students with employment (federal and institutional) awards are not guaranteed that they will secure employment.
Graduate students - Need-based grant programs are discontinued upon receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Loans of up to $20,500 are available yearly or the cost of education, whichever is less. Graduate assistantships are awarded through the Graduate Office and may reduce the student's eligibility for loans. Graduate Assistants may not hold a federal work study or institutional employment position concurrently with a GA position.
Students can stay current on the aid awarded and posted to their accounts, as well as documents missing to complete their file, by accessing their SCOTS account.
Financial Aid staff review students enrollment, degree status and housing status on a regular basis to ensure compliance with program requirements. A student whose enrollment is changed is subject to an adjustment in the financial aid award. Students are held accountable for making progress towards their degree for many of the financial aid programs. To that end, the financial aid staff will review students' academic records to determine if the appropriate grade point average has been maintained and the student is completing adequate credits toward their degree completion. For a comprehensive review of the federal requirements to meet the standards of progress towards a degree, students are strongly encouraged to review the policy on the web site at http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/ssc/financial_aid/?, Click on Satisfactory Academic Progress. Requirements for state and other program are different from federal programs. Please check with the Financial Aid Office for information on specific program requirements.