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Types of Aid


Federal Direct Loan Program

Emergency Loans

El Paso Community College has limited funds available for short term, interest free loans. For the fall and spring semesters half of the loan proceeds are due by the seventh week of the semester and the remaining half by the eleventh week of the semester. For the summer session payment is required in one total sum by the third week of each session.

  • A valid picture I.D. is required.
  • There is a non-refundable $10 processing fee.
  • A $25 fee is added on to late payments.
  • The Installment Tuition Loan cannot be used in conjunction with the Tuition Emergency Loan.


Several scholarships are available to qualified students. Some scholarships have specific requirements related to the field of study, academic achievement, financial need or other criteria.


Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has a list: Types of Financial Aid - Exemptions

Veterans Affairs

As a Veteran, you qualify for specific benefits, including financial aid or special tuition rates.

For more information: Military & Veterans.


College work-study is a student assistance program, which provides part-time employment for students. The earnings can be used to help pay educational expenses. Both on campus and off campus positions are available.