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Going to college is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. We want Eastern Connecticut State University to be the key to your future success. The Office of Financial Aid provides current and prospective students with the financial aid information, guidance, and timely monetary assistance they need in pursuit of a college education. Aid support ranges from grants and scholarships to loans and student employment.

Financial Aid Window HoursMon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office HoursMon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Best Colleges - US News and World Report - Regional Universities, Public, 2022Eastern named a ‘Best Value School’ by U.S. News & World Report

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value Schools” in the North in its 2021-22 rankings. Weighing financial cost against academic quality, Eastern is the top ranked public regional university in New England — and the only such university in Connecticut — to make the report’s best-value rankings.

Types of Aid

Aid Basics

Aid Basics

Scholarships, grants, loans and employment are available to help finance your education. Students must be matriculated and seeking a degree for grants and federal loans.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by students and their families to apply for financial aid. Watch this video for details. Learn More


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


Students can help finance their education by working while at Eastern. Eastern has on- and off-campus jobs. View and apply for available jobs. Learn More


full-time undergraduates receive aid


(total cost, in-state, on campus)


Student Jobs


Merit aid


Need-based aid

Learn about the types of financial aid available to you, including loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study. You can also find out about financial aid forms—such as the FAFSA form.

Lets Talk About Financial Aid

Director of Enrollment Management
Christopher Dorsey
(860) 465-4398
Financial Aid Window Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Financial Aid Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Student Employment
(860) 465-4435
 (860) 465-2811
Financial Aid Office
(860) 465-5205
 (860) 465-2811
Veteran’s Affairs
(860) 465-5096
 (860) 465-2811
Director of Financial Aid 
Jennifer Horner
Wood Services Center, Room 111B
Financial Aid