Federal Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid is independent of the College of Business and all student loans must be processed through that office. If you are seeking financial assistance for your graduate studies, it is best to start the process early. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least five (5) semester hours to be eligible to receive financial aid during a fall or spring semester. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least five (5) semester hours (five s.h. in one session or three s.h. in each session) to be eligible for aid during summer sessions.
Be sure to let the Financial Aid Officer know if you intend to take all of your classes online as that, among other things, may have an effect on your financial aid award.
Only students who are admitted to the University as degree seeking students are eligible for financial aid. Students who are admitted to the University as non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
If you receive financial aid during your graduate program, you are required to complete a Financial Aid Exit Survey during your last semester and prior to graduation. Likewise, you are required to complete the Exit Survey if you drop below half-time status. Students enrolled at less than half-time status are not eligible for financial aid. You may have a hold tag for "Exit Survey" on you record even if you are not graduating. This occurs due to late registration or only registering for one class for the coming semester. If you have an "Exit Survey" hold tag on your record and plan to be at least half-time for next semester, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify financial aid of your intentions. Students requiring only one class in the semester of graduation are not eligible for financial aid. The Exit Survey may be completed at www.studentloans.gov.
Financial Aid Office
East Carolina University
2103 Old Cafeteria Building
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
(252) 328-4347 (fax)