New federal requirements impact the 2024-25 FAFSA, which is not yet available because of these changes. The updates could impact your aid package so please review the current FAFSA Simplification Act details.
Applying for Financial Aid
Due to federal regulations, you can only use financial aid for classes that count toward your declared degree or certificate program.
Financial aid doesn't cover audited courses or prerequisite courses you might need for upper-division coursework.
You're also not eligible to receive financial aid if you're in default on a federal or state loan, or if you owe a refund on a grant you received to attend any institution. See more info about the aid process in our Titan Financial Aid Fast Facts brochure.
Remember that any aid offers factor in eligibility and financial need. EFSC publishes annual Cost of Attendance estimates that are used as part of the aid eligibility equation. Offers also are based on enrollment status, with funding priority given to full-time students.
What Is My Enrollment Status?
|Full-Time||3/4-Time||1/2-Time||Less Than 1/2-Time|
|12 or more credit hours||9 to 11 credit hours||6 to 8 credit hours||5 or fewer credit hours|
How to Apply for Financial Aid at EFSC
To apply for financial aid, you must fill out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, even if you are not required to file taxes. Please be aware that the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until December or early January due to the impact of the federal FAFSA Simplification Act.
We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which transfers your tax data directly from the IRS website into the FAFSA, saving you time and allowing you to skip subsequent verification.
You (and your parents, if you're a dependent student) must create an FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. You're required to use the name that appears on your Social Security card to sign. The Federal Student Aid website provides additional information on how to apply.
If you enter Eastern Florida State College's Federal School Code (001470), we will automatically receive your FAFSA information from the federal government.
After you submit the FAFSA, keep an eye on your Titan student email — the Financial Aid Office's official means of communicating with students. It typically takes EFSC three to five business days to receive your FAFSA. After that, we will notify you that it's time to submit your required documents.
Except for the Verification of Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose form, which must be mailed or dropped off in person, you can submit all forms using EFSC's secure Financial Aid Document Upload Tool. The Financial Aid Office does not accept documents via email.
- Log in to myEFSC with your student email address and password
- Navigate to Financial Aid Forms & Upload
- Click or tap the Financial Aid Document Upload Tool
- Select the academic year from the tool's dropdown choices
- Click or tap Select Document to browse your device and choose a PDF document (repeat this step if you wish to upload multiple documents)
- Click or tap Submit
Printers and scanners capable of turning your documents into PDFs for submission are available in EFSC’s open computer labs and libraries, plus it's easy to use your Apple phone or device or Android phone or device to scan a document to PDF format.
If you're eligible for financial aid, EFSC will offer you an aid package based on your demonstrated need, and you'll receive an offer notice via your EFSC Titan student email stating the terms and conditions of that aid.
This notice will also contain information about how to review and accept your aid.
You can also view your financial aid in the TitanWeb section of the myEFSC Portal by selecting Financial Aid Services and then view Fianancial Aid By Aid Year.
When additional aid is offered, canceled, or adjusted, an updated notice is generated and sent to you via your Titan student email, so be aware that you may receive multiple notices.