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Dates to Remember

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Know the important financial aid dates.
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Financial Aid

All students should explore financial aid opportunities at ECC. Both full-time and part-time students may qualify to receive financial aid and no age restrictions apply.

Submit Your FAFSA Earlier

Students will be able to submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSAs as early as October 1 every year.

Use Earlier Income & Tax Information

Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2016 income and tax information.

Here’s a summary of key dates for submitting the FAFSA depending on when you plan to go to school:

FAFSA Filing Dates
If you plan to attend ECC during: You will submit this FAFSA: You can submit the FAFSA beginning: Using Income & Tax info from:
Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 2017-2018 October 1, 2016 2015
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 2018-2019 October 1, 2017 2016
Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 2019-2020 October 1, 2018 2017

How To Apply For Financial Aid

We connect students to more than $18 million in financial aid each year. Get started»

Important Information

Learn about items that may impact your financial aid. More»

Dates to Remember

Do not miss important dates that are related to financial aid topics. View dates»

Financial Aid Forms

We are here to guide you through the paperwork and advise through the process. Get forms»

Types of Financial Aid


Students must meet the standards to be eligible for financial aid. More»  


Answers to frequently asked questions. More»

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