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2015-16 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Grants, work-study, loans and other programs require the application results. 

*Complete the FAFSA by choosing one of three following filing methods:

  • Apply online at www.fafsa.gov (preferred method), or
  • Request a paper copy by calling the Federal Student Information Center at 1-800-433-324, or
  • Download and print a PDF to complete and mail www.fafsa.gov (Select FAFSA Filing Options)

Be sure to list ECCC’s school code (002404) on FAFSA if planning to attend or apply for scholarships.

ECCC's priority date is April 1st (FAFSA processed by federal processors on or before this date). Priority date ensures eligible students’ complete applications will be processed in time for class and book store charges. The priority date is also used to consider students for work study positions and for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) funds. 

Applications processed after the priority date will be accepted and are encouraged; however, no assurance can be given that funds will be available in all programs.

fsa 10 image Goodbye, Federal Student Aid PIN. Hello, FSA ID! - The PIN previously used as an electronic signature for FAFSA Application, Renewals and Corrections, and as a sign on for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and StudentLoans.gov, will now be replaced by the new FSA ID.  Creating an FSA ID is simple and only takes a few minutes.  For more information, please visit www.Studentaid.gov/fsaid.


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2015-16 Application for Mississippi Student Financial Aid - MTAG, MESG, HELP and other programs require this application. It must be completed online at www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/financialaid.

Please check the website for deadline dates for other programs. 

  • MTAG and MESG deadline is September 15, 2016. 
  • HELP deadline is March 31, 2016.
federal work study program logo Federal Work Study Program - The Federal Work Study Program is a need-based program subsidized by the federal government that allows students to earn wages in on-campus student employment positions.  Students are generally prioritized on a "first-come, first-served" basis.  To apply for FWS, students must submit the FAFSA, be eligible for aid, and complete an application for work study.

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east central community college banner 2015-16 ECCC Scholarship Application Packet - Applications are available from the ECCC Student Services Office or by clicking the link to the left.
  • Freshman/Sophomore Scholarship Application deadline is March 6, 2016.

Additional Helpful Information...

Federal Student Information Center - 1-877-433-3243
Call for general information about  the federal student financial aid programs, assistance with the application  process, to obtain federal student aid publications, or to request a duplicate  copy of the Student Aid Report.

Mississippi Student Financial Aid - 1-800-327-2980 or online at www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/financialaid

The Student Guide (Financial Aid)
Review this Department of Education publication which contains information about federal student aid.

Federal School Codes (used to complete the FAFSA)
Locate the school codes the student will use on the FAFSA to identify the college the student plans to attend -- ECCC School code - 002404