Accepting Financial Aid

Accepting Financial Aid

 

Once you have been awarded financial aid or student employment, you may accept or decline the offer by following the steps listed below:

  1. Go to your Eastern email and sign in. http://www.easternct.edu/email/
  2. Once logged in, go under Apps, and select “Self-service (eWeb)”
  3. Click the “Financial Aid” Tab.
  4. Click on Title IV Authorization
  5. Read Page 1 of the Eastern Policies & Procedures and click “Continue” to go to Page 2.
  6. Under Option “Select”, Authorize or Rescind the two statements and then click Submit.
  7. Click the “Financial Aid” Tab.
  8. Click on FERPA Authorization,Answer Questions Regarding FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) If Applicable.
  9. Click the Financial Aid
  10. Click View Award Information.
  11. Click Accept Award 
  12. Review your award offer by making a choice under the drop down menu next to each awardand click Submit.
  13. Pell Grants are “automatically” ACCEPTED. You must, however, complete the entire instruction process listed above or your awards will be cancelled. If you are offered other types of aid, you must select: Accept, Decline, or Accept a Partial Amount (if you want an amount lower than the amount awarded.) Then click “Submit Decision.”
  14. Once you have made a decision about your award offers, you may need to complete additional paperwork if you are a first time loan borrower (Federal Direct Loan). If you accepted awards for Direct Federal Stafford Loans, you are required to electronically complete an Entrance Counseling Form and a Master Promissory Note with the Department of Education at https://studentloans.gov. You will need your FAFSA ID in order to sign into this site.
  15. Click “Return to Menu” and select “Student Requirements” to see if any paperwork or other actions are still Requested. Please submit the documents to the office or e-mail us at financialaid@easternct.eduwith any questions or electronic documents.

Check E-web again after approximately two weeks to ensure that your Financial Aid pays to your student account (Direct Loans won’t pay to your account until the week before classes start). If your aid hasn’t paid to your student account, please e-mail us to check and make sure you have completed all requirements: financialaid@easternct.edu.