Federal and State regulations prevent students from receiving Federal and/or State aid in excess of the estimated cost of attendance. An overaward can occur when students receive funds from other sources or outside agencies. When an overaward occurs the Office of Student Financial Aid is required to adjust the student’s award. As a result a of this adjustment a student may be required to repay funds. It is very important to notify ECU Office of Student Financial Aid of any assistance you receive (Scholarships, North Carolina Veterans Education Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, NC Child Welfare Collaborative, Resident Advisor Benefits) that is not listed on your award notice.