Financial Aid Events
ETSU Financial Aid and Scholarships office to host financial aid check-ins
Students will have several upcoming opportunities to sit down with financial aid experts to ensure they meet all requirements for the upcoming school year.
The ETSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is partnering with the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center to support current and future students through the financial aid process for the 2023-2024 academic year. There will be three check-in opportunities for students to meet with financial aid experts before August.
“We want to make sure students get all of their questions answered about their award statuses for the upcoming school year,” said ETSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Director Catherine Morgan. “Our office is available to help year-round, but these dates are opportunities for students to get ahead of the process.”
The first set of financial aid check-in opportunities will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 1:30-3 p.m., and Thursday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the D.P. Culp Student Center at the booths across from Starbucks.
“We hope to work with as many students as possible face-to-face before they go home for the summer,” said Morgan.
The final financial aid check-in will be held at the ETSU Financial Aid & Scholarships office during the summer on Wednesday, July 12 from 1-4 p.m.
“We also want to offer opportunities for incoming freshman to learn how to take the necessary steps to complete financial aid requirements during the summer as well,” Morgan said. “We hope to see incoming freshman from high schools throughout the region come to our office for support.”
Advisors with the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center will also be on hand to help those who have not yet filed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
“Filing the FAFSA is so very important, but is just the first step in the financial aid process,” said TRIO Educational Opportunity Center Associate Director Becky Stout. “Ensuring you have completed all aspects of the process, including submitting all verification paperwork to the financial aid office is imperative to secure your eligible funding.”
Students who plan to attend the check-in events will need to bring any necessary documentation required to complete their financial aid file and update their award statuses.
Here are links to more resources for students who need financial aid assistance:
- For free assistance submitting the FAFSA, reach out to the ETSU Educational Opportunity Center.
- ETSU provides students with a personal Financial Aid Counselor who is able to answer questions.
- Bucky the chatbot answers general Financial Aid questions.
- Financial Aid TV is home to dozens of short, easy-to-understand videos.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships regularly post important content on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Bucky’s Treasure Map is an in-depth look at the financial aid process.
- The Financial Aid Jargon Handbook offers definitions to help you better understand financial aid.