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Types of Aid


Grants are money you do not need to pay back if you do not withdraw from your courses.

Students who are in default or overpayments with any federal financial aid program are not eligible to receive any federal, state grants, or federal direct loans Pell Grant until the default/overpayment is resolved.

Federal Direct Loan Program

Emergency Loans

El Paso Community College offers limited Emergency Loans to assist with tuition and fees. Emergency Loans are short-term interest-free loans repaid within the same semester provided to existing students meeting the minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Not owe prior semesters debts to the College
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • First-time students are not eligible
  • Only one approved Emergency Loan application will be given per semester
Emergency Loan Application


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 lists Types of Financial Aid - Exemptions.

Veterans Affairs

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

Military & Veterans


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