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Financial Aid

East Tennessee State University

Understanding your Financial Aid

Financial aid awards are based on financial need, availability of funds, and the student's expected family contribution (EFC). The EFC is calculated from the information submitted though FAFSA. Financial need is determined by subtracting the student’s EFC from the Cost of Attendance provided by the university.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Includes tuition and fees, indirect costs, and room and board.  Tuition and fees are billed by the university.  Indirect costs are estimates and can vary from student to student. 

The total amount of aid a student can receive may not exceed his/her cost of attendance.  Aid includes, scholarships, loans, and external funding.

Award Letter/Notification

To receive financial aid awards, students need to accept, change, or decline their financial aid offers.  First year pharmacy students will have their award letter/notification mailed to the mailing address on file in Admissions and Records.  Second year and beyond complete the process online through Goldlink.

To view financial aid awards online:

  1. Log in to Goldlink
  2. Click on “My Financial Aid Info” tab
  3. Click on “Your Account & Awards”
  4. Click on “Award for Aid Year View/Accept”
  5. Select Aid Year
  6. Click on “Accept Award Offer” tab
  7. Accept full or partial awards or decline awards on this page according to the instructions

Student Loan Borrower Rights and Responsibilities




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