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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.

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.

Emporia State University Plumb Hall

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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.

Students walking in front of Plumb Hall

Student CARES Act Funding

Important information regarding the CARES Act funds for ESU students.

Visit the CARES Act Funding page

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.


Box 4038
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

620-341-5453 (Phone)
620-772-9205 (Fax)
800-896-0567 (Toll-Free)