Financial Aid

Application Procedures

Step One:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at: This should be done as soon as possible after January 1st for the coming academic year. EAC's academic year begins with fall semester and ends with summer semester. The FAFSA for 2020 -- 2021 will be available in October 2019 and students will use 2018 income rather than 2019 income to determine financial aid eligibility.

  • FAFSA Tutorial can be viewed at:

  • Meet EAC's priority service deadline of December 1. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) and Federal Work Study (FWS) funds are limited and awarded on a first come basis. State Grants are also limited and awarded on a first come basis.

  • If difficulties or questions arise when completing the FAFSA, please request assistance from a high school counselor or the Financial Aid Office.

  • Eastern Arizona College's Title IV code is 001073.


Step Two:

  • Apply for admissions to EAC at: .

  • Provide EAC with transcripts from all previously attended college or universities.

  • Be admitted to an EAC degree program.

  • Be in good academic standing.


Step Three:

  • Check the status of financial aid application often at the My Financial Aid website: Before aid can be awarded a financial aid file must be complete. 

  • Check email often as this will be the college's method of communication to applicants. The Federal Processor may select any FAFSA for a procedure called "verification". If your application is selected, you must prove that certain information you reported on the FAFSA is accurate. It is very helpful when completing the FAFSA to use the IRS tax data retrieval tool. The FAFSA instructions will guide the applicant on how to use this tool. By using this tool federal tax information comes directly from the IRS, thus reducing errors and subsequent paperwork.


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Step Five:

  • In addition to Federal student aid, you may also be eligible for Federal Educational Income Tax Credits which are claimed when filing your federal income tax. For more information on income tax credits, the FAFSA, and the U.S. Department of Education’s student aid programs, research the Internet at: You can also call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern time. TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913.

  • Private Scholarships: EAC encourages all students to apply for private scholarships through the numerous scholarship search engines available online. You should not pay for this service as there are many free sites to explore.