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Financial Aid

East Tennessee State University



Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Sign in to Include our school code (E01254) and classify yourself as a Graduate/Professional Student pursuing a Graduate/Professional Degree.

January - May

Receive award letter from GCOP; complete and return

  • A = Accept; C = Change; D= Decline; indicate changes by writing the desired amount next to each loan
  • Sign and date form at the bottom
 May – June

Receive Federal Aid and Prior Balances Authorization Form; complete and return

  • Recommended option: Box #1 (loans, scholarships, and other aid is applied to your account to pay for tuition and fees; all remaining funds are disbursed directly to you as a refund)
  • Sign and date the form at the bottom
 May – July

Sign in to to complete:

  • Entrance Loan Counseling
  • MPN (Master Promissory Note) for Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • MPN for Direct Grad PLUS Loan
  • Additional requirements for the Grad PLUS Loan after credit check, if required
May – July


Sign up for Direct Deposit

  • In July, you will receive instructions by email about how to activate your ETSU account. Follow those steps to set up Direct Deposit for your financial aid refund.

 Receive your financial aid

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