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Office Of The Bursar

Financial Aid Credits
Eastman School of Music

Following the acceptance of financial aid awards and the receipt of all required documents, financial aid awards to students will be listed as anticipated aid credits against the student account charges assessed. Questions concerning financial aid awards, including which documents must be submitted, should be directed to the Eastman Financial Aid Office by phone (585-274-1070) or by email at Students can accept their financial aid awards and view required documents by signing in to the ESM FAOnline Portal.

Students and/or parents receiving Federal loans may cancel all or a portion of their loan(s) within 14 days of disbursement by notifying the Eastman Financial Aid Office in writing at

Students receiving scholarships from sources outside the University should provide documentation to the Eastman Financial Aid Office to receive anticipated aid credit against their student account balance and possibly reduce the amount of loans borrowed.

Students who are sponsored by a third party: employer, government, outside organization, etc., for all or a portion of their tuition and fees can have the third party billed directly by submitting a letter from their sponsor to the Bursar’s Office.  The letter must state the specific charges the sponsor will pay, as well as any additional information they will require before remitting payment.  A letter must be submitted at the start of each term.  The student will be billed for the portion of their tuition and fees that is not covered by the sponsor, and is ultimately responsible for full payment of their tuition and fees should the sponsor fail to remit payment. 

University employees interested in receiving a tuition benefit should contact the Benefits Office, 585-275-7250, for complete details regarding eligibility requirements and available benefits.  Once an employee tuition benefit is approved by the Benefits Office, it will be listed as an anticipated aid credit against the student account balance. The process for requesting tuition benefits must be completed by the employee each semester. Employee Tuition benefits for spouses and dependent children are processed and approved by both the Benefits Office and the Financial Aid Office before they are listed as an anticipated aid credit against the student account balance.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is paid through the University Payroll directly to the student in a bi-weekly paycheck, if the student works on-campus.  Therefore, it is not reflected on the Statement as an anticipated aid credit.