Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to help students pay for their education. Student aid is awarded based on the applicant’s need. Financial aid programs include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Work Study. Other financial assistance programs include:

  • Grants and Federal Student Loan Programs
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Work-Study
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Virginia Employment Commission Grants
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Job Location and Development
  • Tuition Assistance Student Loan Program (TASL)

Under the Tax Reform Act of 1997

there are two programs for which you and/or your family may receive significant tax credits: The Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifelong Learning Credit. Of course, there are guidelines that have to be followed, but the process for both programs is fairly painless. In fact, the programs require no application whatsoever. A student guide is available from the Financial Aid Department which provides general information regarding eligibility, application processes and Federal financial assistance programs.

ECPI - Yellow Ribbon Participating School

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.