How Awards are Determined

Financial aid offered is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit (if a scholarship is included). A students’ need is determined by subtracting the amount the family can contribute from the amount it costs to attend the college. The total financial aid eligible including federal and state student aid programs and other sources for the period of enrollment, when added to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cannot exceed the cost of attendance. The cost of attendance established for students attending EPCC for the 2013-2014 academic years is listed below. The figures reflect the cost for a full-time student enrolled for both the Fall and Spring semesters:

 

 

Living at home
(without dependents)

Living at home
(dependents)

Off-campus
(not with parents)

Tuition & Fees

$1,944

$1,944

$1,944

Books & Supplies

$1,026

$1,026

$1,026

Room/Board

$1,500

$2,500

$7,943

Transportation

$2,223

$2,223

$2,223

Personal Expenses

$1,806

$1,806

$1,806

Totals

$8,499

$9,499

$14,942

 

Non-residents add additional Tuition: $1,680

Most financial aid programs have limited funds; therefore we encourage students to apply as early as possible.

 

Texas Aid for College Calculator

The following link is provided to students as a resource to compare the estimated cost of attendance and potential financial aid for the State of Texas educational institutions. The calculator generates  estimates based on the amount of grants, scholarships and any other financial aid available to the student. This resource is intended to assist students for a better educational planning.

 

Texas Aid for College Calculator