Financial Assistance Information


ECPI offers many financial aid options to help you and your families determine the best way to pay for your education. We are committed to help you find the best solution to meet your needs as you pursue this investment in your future.

Federal Aid

ECPI is approved by the Department of Education to participate in each of the below sources of Federal Student Aid. For information about these programs, eligibility requirements, and the application processes, the Department of Educations provides Funding Education Beyond High School, The Guide to Federal Student Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program for Students
  • Federal Direct Plus Loan Program for Parents
  • Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan Program for Graduate/Professional Students
  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergrad Programs (GEAR UP)

Department of Veterans Affairs

ECPI has also been approved for educational benefits administered by The Department of Veterans Affairs including the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill®, Tuition Assistance, MyCAA, and others. For more information and the application process, contact the ECPI VA Coordinator.

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license an credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member , you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you.

OppInc. One-Stop Workforce

ECPI students may qualify for benefits funded through the U.S. Department of Labor by contacting your local One-Stop Career Center.

State Aid

Qualified applicants may also receive educational benefits administered by your State under the State's Employment Commission or Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance programs. Please visit your local State agency branches to see if you may qualify for these programs.

If you have been approved for assistance under these programs, please provide your Financial Aid Administrator documentation of your eligibility.

Local Aid

ECPI Culinary students in need of assistance who are residents of Norfolk, Va. may qualify for $750 in a locally provided City of Norfolk Scholarship. Inquire with your Financial Aid Administrator to verify your eligibility.

Private Aid

Our students may also seek private education loans from any lender of their choice. Eligibility and application processes for private education loans are provided by the private lenders.

ECPI also provides a private loan program serviced by Tuition Options to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Additional information and the application process may be obtained from your Financial Aid Administrator. Sample Disclosure

In addition to private loan programs offered by ECPI and private lenders, many employers also provide tuition assistance programs to their employees to assist with their education goals. Check with your employer to see if they have educational assistance programs to offer you.

Scholarships

ECPI has several scholarships available which may be both need and/or merit based. You may obtain eligibility and application processes by visiting your branch campus Financial Aid Administrator.

  • Academic
  • Career Advancement
  • Deans
  • Department of Defense
  • Early Decision
  • Education Partnership
  • Graduation
  • Imagine America
  • Presidents
  • Virginia Community College System

In addition to the program requirements addressed in The Guide to Federal Student Aid, ECPI students must meet our Satisfactory Progress Standards to remain eligible for financial aid and continue attending ECPI.

Welcome! ECPI University's Financial Aid staff are committed to providing you with every available source of aid you may be eligible for to assist you in reaching your goals through our educational programs. To determine the Financial Assistance you are eligible for, visit our Online Financial Aid Office for ECPI University. This site will help guide you through the financial aid process.