Financial Aid Application
Below, find the ESR Financial Aid Application form and important information about the application process.
APPLICATION PROCESS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Complete and sign the ESR Financial Aid Application.
A critical part of the application is the Budget Worksheet. Need-based aid awards and FSA loan amounts are largely based on this information, so take your time to compute realistic figures.
- Complete a FAFSA.
A FAFSA must be completed for those seeking either need-based aid or FSA loans. Visit fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA. On the last page, enter both ESR’s school code, E00170 and Earlham College’s code, 001793.
- Review your financial aid award letter.
For applications submitted between January 1 and April 15, your financial aid award letter will be sent by April 30. For applications received after April 15, your award letter will be sent within two weeks of receipt of your application or the FAFSA results, whichever is later. The award letter will include information on further steps you must complete.
- Receive funds.
Your request for an FSA loan is processed through Earlham College, and funding is disbursed to your student account in the first 2 weeks of class. If the amount disbursed is greater than all tuition and fees billed to your student account, the overage will be refunded to you within two weeks of the disbursement. Note: you will receive one-half of your loan each session.
DATES AND DEADLINES
|Student and aid type||Apps accepted starting||Deadline||Notes|
|New students: ESR need-based aid||Jan 1||None||Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come, first served basis.|
|Returning students: ESR need-based aid||Jan 1||April 15||Late applications are put on a waiting list and reconsidered in September, depending on available funds.|
|All students: FSA loans||Jan 1||None||Requests for Federal Student Aid loans may be made anytime during the academic year.|