Financial Aid Types
Office of Financial Aid
Students and/or parents should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The priority consideration date for first-year students is March 15, 2012. Students that have a completed financial aid file by this date, will receive priority consideration of all available funding. After this date, all funds are first-come, first-served. Students must have a completed application on file at least six weeks prior to enrollment to ensure financial aid funds are available to pay for education expenses.
If your parents (if dependent), your spouse or you have recently had a loss of income due to a loss of job, death, separation or divorce, please contact the the Financial Aid Office. You may be eligible for additional assistance.
- Pell Grant
Federal grant based on financial need as determined by completion of the FAFSA.
$602 minimum - $5,500 maximum per academic year. Prorated based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and level of enrollment.
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal grant available to Pell Grant eligible students that demonstrate a high financial need. These funds are used to supplement a student's education expenses (i.e, books & supplies, room & board, etc.).
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.
Students whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, may receive increased amounts of Title IV student financial assistance.
- Direct Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Direct loans available to students enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours. This is a long-term, low- interest loan. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Master Promissory Note. First-time borrowers must complete a Loan Entrance Interview.
- Click here for more information on student loans and the application process.
- Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
This low interest loan program is available to parents of dependent students that may need to borrow for educational expenses. The Direct Parent Loan may not exceed the student's cost of education minus other financial aid awards.
Click here for more information on Direct Parent Loans.
- Work-Study Program
A federal student employment program based on financial need (as determined by completion of the FAFSFA) to assist student with living expenses while attending college. Students may work around class schedules and are encouraged to obtain a job that is related toward their degree or certificate program.
Value: Minimum wage per hour.
Click here for more information on work-study.
Eastern Wyoming College offers foundation, institutional and private donor scholarships and activity grants.
Activity grants and scholarships have a March 15 priority consideration date for first-time EWC students (however, highly qualified applicants may be considered for scholarships at any time). Any applications received after the priority date will be considered on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. Continuing and transfer students may apply for scholarships online or by requesting the continuing student scholarship application packet from the Financial Aid Office.
- Institutional Employment
On-campus jobs are available to students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study but do meet Financial Aid Policies and desire to work.
Value: Minimum wage per hour.
Click here for more information on institutional employment programs.
Wyoming State Scholarships
The State of Wyoming also offers the Hathaway Scholarship to Wyoming Residents. For more information, click the link below: