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Costs and Aid

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Combining the residential experience of a liberal arts campus with the reasonable cost structure of a public university, Eastern Connecticut State University offers an outstanding educational value to its students. The Office of Financial Aid offers a range of support to help students pay for the cost of their Eastern education, including:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships (merit and need-based)
  • Loans
  • Student Employment


full-time undergraduates receive aid


(total cost, in-state, on campus)


Student Jobs

$6.8 M

Merit aid

$13.3 M

Need-based aid



Scholarships do not have to be repaid. They are typically awarded based on academic achievement or other talents, sometimes in combination with financial need. Learn More


Grants are based on financial need and don’t have to be repaid. While Pell Grants guarantee funding to eligible students, other grants have limited funding. Learn More


Loans include federally-funded and privately funded programs. Loans must be repaid over time and interest rates vary. They require at least half-time enrollment. Learn More