We know that financing your education can be stressful. That’s why we’re here to answer your questions.

Here, you’ll find answers to common concerns about financial aid.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact an enrollment counselor to get more insight into your East Central University Online experience. 

Some aid is available to part-time students. To receive student loans, a student must be enrolled at least half time (6 hours or more for undergraduates and 5 hours or more for graduates).

We offer a number of support services to veterans, including financial assistance. To learn more, visit our Military and Veterans page.

Yes. The ECU Foundation offers an array of scholarships for deserving students. Online students are eligible for these opportunities if they are enrolled full time. You can view the full list of scholarships.

You must fill out a FAFSA form. When you do, you will receive information about what types of aid you are eligible to receive.

Grants usually offer between $100 and $6,000. Other opportunities vary by the funds available.

The FAFSA form must be completed annually.

No. Whether or not your parents claim you on their taxes does not determine dependency status for financial aid.

Our FAFSA code is 003154.

Oklahoma’s Promise is a unique program established by the Oklahoma legislature that offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition. All eligible students must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements set by the college. You can learn more about the program here.

Online students have the option of receiving three types of aid: grants, scholarships and direct loans. Eligibility depends upon multiple factors, including your level of study. Please speak with your enrollment counselor to learn more about your individual options.

Federal financial aid includes loans, grants and work programs. Federal grant money is awarded for the neediest students and families.

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Submit a free application for federal student aid. East Central University’s Title IV (federal) school code is 003154.

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