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Financial Aid

Investing in your future is always affordable

From grants and scholarships to loans and work study programs, our dedicated staff can help you find the resources to assist you.

Coronavirus Preventative Measures

Hours of operation

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Interactions with clients

  • All meetings will be virtual.
  • A drop box in the Plumb Hall Rotunda allows students to submit documents without waiting in line.
  • Stations for scanning documents available in the front of the Financial Aid office, 103 Plumb Hall.

How to schedule

Additional information

At this time, we are not taking walk-in appointments in our offices as we have in the past. For students who have basic questions, we will come out front to provide answers, provided we can do so confidentially, or ask the student set up a virtual appointment.

Our Mission

Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veterans Services supports students who are in pursuit of lifelong learning, rewarding careers and adaptive leadership through fair and accurate administration of financial resources and by providing financial aid literacy education.


Request help with financial aid

If you need assistance with completing your financial aid requirements, or questions about your financial aid, request an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor via video chat on Microsoft Teams.

Request an Appointment


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form students must fill out if they intend to seek financial aid such as grants (which do not have to be repaid), loans (which have to be repaid with interest), and work study (which allows you to earn money to pay for school). These programs are through the federal government. Students must fill out the form prior to the academic year to be eligible for this aid.

While there is no deadline for the FAFSA application, you should apply early to have the best chance for the most financial aid.

You can apply at any time after October 1. Some of our federal and state programs are limited in funding (i.e. Supplemental Grants and Federal Work-Study). To ensure that you are considered for the best possible aid package and that your aid will be ready for the fall fee payment, you should apply as early as possible!

ESU’s school code is 001927.


Student CARES Act Funding

Important information regarding the CARES Act funds for ESU students.

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Apply and Maintain Financial Aid

Learn how to apply and maintain financial aid.


A loan is money used to pay for school that has to be paid back.


Grants are used to pay for school and do not have to be paid back.

Work Study

Earn money while in school.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance used for calculating aid eligibility.

Student privacy

Learn more about ESU's student privacy practices.

Exit counseling

What you need to know after graduation.


Find financial aid related forms and publications here

Admissions + Costs for undergraduate and graduate

Tuition information located on the admissions website for undergraduate and graduate.


Emporia State University gives out millions of dollars in scholarships each year.

Net Price Calculator

The calculator provides estimated net price information.

Tax Benefits

Learn about tax benefits you may be eligible for when using financial aid

Veterans Educational Services

We are here to serve those who have served our country.

Financial Wellness

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The CampusWell website includes blog posts, information, tips and tricks for financial security and so much more! Here you can learn more about all the dimensions of wellness through campus support offices, digital resources and events on campus!

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Box 4038
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

620-341-5457 (Phone)
620-341-6088 (Fax)
800-896-0567 (Toll-Free)