Awards from financial aid programs are administered according to the laws and guidelines governing those programs. Priority is given to students with the greatest documented need whose complete applications are received by the March 15th priority date.
How to Apply
Step 1: FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available at any EPCC Campus or click on FAFSA and apply online. The FAFSA is required for almost all financial aid programs and most of the EPCC Financial Aid Offices provide computers and help with completing the FAFSA.
PIN replaced by FSA ID User Name & Password
The Department of Education (DOE) has implemented a more secure and modernized log-in process replacing the PIN usage. All users of any of the DOE systems are required to create an FSA ID user name and password. The Financial Aid Office encourages you to obtain yours as soon as possible.
Step 2: Admission and Transcripts
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.
Step 4: Award Letter
When you receive your award letter, sign and return one copy to the EPCC financial aid office.
Financial Aid assistance is available for those who qualify, completing a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is easier than ever with the integrated IRS Data Retrieval Tool. We strongly recommend the use of this option to simplify the application process and to ensure a secure way to transfer all accurate data into the FAFSA application.
Very important, make sure to activate your EPCC email account and review it regularly as we send all correspondence there.
EPCC School Code: 010387
Texas SB1210 maintains GPA and maximum hours of eligibility requirements for certain exemptions and waivers continuation award.
Financial Aid Coaching
EPCC with support from the state of Texas, is offering you access to a great, and free, resource to help you make good money management moves so you can concentrate on achieving academic success. For more information, visit:
Getting Your Money
Returning the signature portion of your Award Notification authorizes use of 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.