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. Once you have submitted
your financial aid application, follow up and submit any pending requirements. Your financial aid application
status is available within
Self Service 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
Step 3: Additional Documentation
Complete and submit any additional forms/documentation as requested by the EPCC Financial Aid office.
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
First-time students need to sign and return the
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
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. 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. 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