Welcome to the Edward Waters University Parent Portal! Your One-Stop-Shop for information!
We are excited that your child is exploring EWU to pursue their educational dream of earning a post-secondary degree. EWU is Florida’s first independent institution of higher learning as well as Florida’s first HBCU.
Click here to view a message from EWU’s President Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.
We have outlined all the steps for your future Tiger to have a successful experience at EWU.We look forward to welcoming your child to the Tiger family!
EWU is located at 1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville Florida 32209. Please contact the admissions office by calling 904-470-8200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up a campus tour and to speak with one of our knowledgeable admissions recruiters.
Click here to explore the academic program offerings at EWU.
Click here to apply. If your future Tiger is a graduating senior they must submit their high school transcript to the admissions office. If your future Tiger is a transfer student they must submit their official college or university transcripts from all institutions they have previously attended. Click here to visit the admissions office web page to learn more about requirements for successful admission to EWU.
Once you Tiger is admitted they will receive their username and password to log into their self-service portal. Visit portal.ew.edu
The FAFSA opens each year in October. Click here to complete the FAFSA. The financial aid year is fall through summer. You must complete a new FAFSA each academic year. It is important that you and your future Tiger complete this application and electronically sign it. Click here to learn more about the FAFSA form and how to complete it.
To get started:
Create an FSA ID
Tiger student: An FSA ID is their account username and password. They need it to sign the FAFSA form online. If they don’t have an FSA ID. Click here to create a FSA ID. It takes about 10 minutes to create an FSA ID.
Parent: You as the parent, need to create your own FSA ID to sign your Tiger’s FAFSA form online. Click here to create a FSA ID. As a parent, you will be able to use your FSA ID right away.
Once your Tiger has completed their FAFSA it takes approximately 3-5 business days for the University to receive it. Once it is received it will be reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid and if no further documentation is needed a financial aid award will be offered to your Tiger. Your Tiger can view and accept their financial aid award in their self-service portal at portal.ew.edu In addition, if they have been selected for verification the documentation that is required will be listed here as well. Click here to visit the Office of Financial Aid web page to learn more about cost of attendance, policies and procedures related to financial aid as well as scholarship opportunities.
Are you a veteran? Click here to visit the Veterans Affairs office. Located inside the Office of the Registrar the Veterans Services Center’s mission is to assists military members, veterans, and dependent students take advantage of the numerous education opportunities by connecting them to their VA Education Benefits and any support services necessary for their academic, professional and personal success while here at Edward Waters.
The enrollment fee confirms they intend to enroll at EWU, it is $150.00. If your Tiger is interested in living on campus the housing reservation fee is $100.00. Click here to make these payments.
Once this fee is paid your Tiger will receive their housing application. Placement in housing is based on a first-come, first-serve basis in alignment with your Tiger’s date of fee payment. Please note, that this non-refundable payment, does not guarantee housing. Click here to learn more about Residence Life and Housing. Click here to learn more about on campus dining and meal plan options. Your Tiger can also discuss a meal plan option with the Office Student Accounts during the clearance process.
All new and returning Tigers must get financial clearance through the Office of Student Accounts before they can register for their classes. All balances $2,500 and under can be set-up on a payment plan. All balances over $2,500 require a down payment to get to the $2,500 remaining balance. The remaining $2,500 can be made in 4 equal payments over the semester. Click make a payment in your Tigers EWU self-service portal at portal.ew.edu to set-up the payment plan. If your Tiger needs additional funds you as the parent have the opportunity to apply for a Parent PLUS loan to cover the remaining cost of your Tiger’s education. Click here to apply.
All new students will meet with an academic advisor in the University College division of EWU. They will discuss their intended academic program and assist them with selecting their classes from their degree plan. At this time the University is transitioning to a new student information system. For this semester your Tiger’s academic advisor will register them for their classes, however in future semesters your Tiger will have the ability to register themselves. Click here for more information regarding University College including information on new student orientation, academic support programs and more.
Click here to learn more about graduation
Click here to review the academic calendar. This calendar is a comprehensive calendar of important dates including when classes begin and end, the University is closed, last day to withdraw from a course, and when registration opens for the next semester.
Click here to review the University’s academic catalog to familiarize yourself with all policies and procedures related to your Tiger’s EWU experience.
Click here to review the EWU student handbook, leadership opportunities for your Tiger, and campus resources.
Click here to explore campus events and activities. Encourage your Tiger to attend!
Click here to learn more about campus safety and security. You can also sign up for Tiger Alerts to be alerted to campus emergencies.
Click here to review Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
Many parents have some of the same questions, here are some that are frequently asked!
The residence halls are double occupancy. Single occupancy rooms are granted to students that have disabilities or health accommodations approved through the Office of Counseling and Disability Services.
Yes, all new and transfer students are required to attend new student orientation to get acclimated to Edward Waters University before the start of classes.
Yes, first year students may bring their car to campus. Parking is limited. Cars must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety and Security.
Please visit https://ewc.omnilert.net to sign up for Tiger Alert!
Office of Financial AidTiger One Stop Center904email@example.com
Office of Student AccountsLee Cousins Building, First Floor904firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Residence Life and HousingStudent Union Building, First Floor904email@example.com
Office of the RegistrarLee Cousins Building, First Floor904firstname.lastname@example.org
University CollegeJames Weldon Johnson Building,Room 27F904email@example.com