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Types of Aid

​​ Grants


Federal Direct Loan Program


Emergency Loans

El Paso Community College offers limited Emergency Loans to assist with tuition and fees. The 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

Scholarships

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.


Exemption/Waivers

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.


Work-Study

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.