Important Dates for Financial Aid

General Dates

Students can begin to file FAFSA new window  on October 1. It is best to file your FAFSA as soon as possible. 

To be assured that you are able to meet the tuition payment deadline and to be able to charge books, EICC has also established the following priority financial aid processing deadlines. To meet these deadlines, you should file your FAFSA and submit all required paperwork to the financial aid office on or before the deadlines.


  • July 1 (state grant application)
  • July 15 (fall semester)
  • December 1 (spring semester)
  • March 1 (FAFSA priority processing and scholarship deadline)
  • May 1 (summer semester)


Tuition due dates are available on the Academic Calendar. If your financial aid eligibility has not been determined by the tuition due date, you will need to pay in full or sign up for the college's payment plan.

Charging Books

If the financial aid for which you qualify exceeds the amount of your tuition and fees, you may use financial aid to purchase your books at the campus bookstore. The earliest books may be charged against financial aid is two weeks prior to the start of each semester. Any bookstore charges over and above your available financial aid eligibility are your responsibility.

For more Financial Aid Important Dates, please log in to EICConnect, scroll down to e-bridge, and go to Financial Aid Self-Service.