The Financial Aid Office at El Paso Community College invites you to apply and explore the financial aid resources available for those who qualify to help pay for college.
How to Apply
Step 1: Complete Financial Aid Application: FAFSA or TASFA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available for students whose citizenship is: US citizen, resident alien, or eligible non-citizen. The Department of Education determines eligibility according to Federal and State laws.
EPCC School Code: 010387
FSA ID User Name & Password
The Department of Education (DOE) systems are required to create an FSA ID username and password. The Financial Aid Office encourages you to obtain yours as soon as possible.
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is a free application that collects information to help determine eligibility for state (or institutional) financial aid programs. Students classified as Texas residents who are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA.
Step 2: Check Your Status
The financial aid application can take time to process; apply as early as October 1st to avoid delays in your financial aid awards. Once you have submitted your financial aid application, follow up and submit any pending requirements. Your financial aid application status is available within Web Banner.
Complete an EPCC admissions application if you are a new student. If you have previously attended any other college or university, request academic transcripts from all prior colleges/universities. The EPCC Admissions and Registration Office requires an official copy of all academic transcripts to be sent from each prior school to EPCC.
Step 3: Additional Documentation
Complete and submit any additional forms/documentation as requested by the EPCC Financial Aid office.
Maintain your EPCC email account active and review it regularly as we send all correspondence there.
Step 4: Award Letter
You will receive an award letter once the financial process is complete. Award notification letters are conditional. All awards are subject to your admittance, meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, and enrollment at EPCC.
Awards are based on the information submitted on the financial aid application and may be adjusted if any information changes.
First-time students need to sign and return the Financial Aid Authorization Form (PDF) to the EPCC Financial Aid Office.
Step 5: Getting Your Money
The Authorization Form on file authorizes financial aid funds for payment toward tuition, fees, and any other outstanding debts to the college.
All financial aid disbursements are paid electronically. Financial Aid recipients who have a remaining balance after tuition, fees, and other outstanding debts will receive their refund the first week of each semester. Students must submit a Student Direct Deposit Form (PDF) to the nearest EPCC Bursar Office.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your refund or the process for direct deposits, please call or visit the nearest Bursar Office.
When to Apply
Apply as early as possible; financial aid applications are available as early as October 1st for the next academic year. The EPCC academic year starts with the fall semester, followed by the spring semester, and finalizes with the summer semester.
Do not miss the opportunity to have the best financial aid options; apply as soon as October 1st! Financial aid funds are limited; the sooner you apply, the better opportunity you will have since funds are first-come, first-served.
Priority is given to students with the greatest documented need whose complete applications are received by the March 15th priority date.
Financial Aid Coaching
EPCC, with support from the state of Texas, is offering you access to a great, free resource to help you make good money management moves so you can concentrate on achieving academic success. For more information, visit Mosaiec Coaching.