Financial Aid Application Procedures

Thank you for your interest in Eastern Wyoming College! In order to consider you for all possible aid, please review the correct student classification below and follow the directions provided.  Students must have an  Application for Admission on file in order for the Financial Aid Office to process any aid. Please complete this process at least six weeks prior to your enrollment to ensure funds are available to pay your education expenses. For the most funding opportunities, apply each year by the priority application date, March 15.

EWC’s federal school code is: 003929

Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out these resources!
2018-2019 FAFSA Outline
Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA


Entering EWC Freshman
(first time enrolling in a college)

Transfer Student
(attended another college prior to enrolling at EWC)

  • Complete the EWC Application for Admission (even if you are part-time).
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing EWC’s Federal School Code (003929). The FAFSA is also available in Spanish.
  • Please be aware that financial aid does not “automatically” transfer from one school to another and that aid you received at one school can impact your annual eligibility at another. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.
  • Complete EWC’s scholarship application.
  • Apply for other scholarships.
  • Submit official transcripts to EWC from all colleges previously attended. This includes unaccredited institutions, institutions where you completed a degree that is not related to your current interest area, and institutions where you were enrolled, but did not earn credits.
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript to EWC.

Continuing Student
(has completed at least one semester at EWC)

Veteran Student (or dependent of a Veteran)

  • EWC is approved for attendance by those who are eligible for educational benefits provided by the Veterans Administration. Veterans wishing to use their education benefits should contact the VA Certifying Official at 307.532.8224 for additional information.
  • The State of Wyoming passed legislation to assist veterans and dependents of deceased veterans with tuition and fees at any eligible Wyoming College. Find the appropriate application here.
  • Veterans are eligible for other financial aid in addition to VA benefits and should apply for federal aid and scholarships via the processes listed on this page.

National Guard Student

  • Subject to available state funds, current members of the Wyoming National Guard may be eligible to have full in-state tuition and fees paid. Apply here. Contact the VA Certifying Official at 307.532.8224 for additional information.

Scholarships

  • To apply for Institutional Scholarships and Foundation Awards, please complete EWC’s Application for Admission and submit an official high school or GED transcript to EWC. Because some scholarships require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it is highly recommended that you complete  one each year.
  • Complete EWC’s scholarship application.
  • Apply for other scholarships.
  • To apply for the Hathaway Scholarship, please complete EWC’s Application for Admission and a Hathaway Scholarship Application. For additional information, please review our Hathaway Scholarships page.
    • High school and home school graduates (who have not previously used a Hathaway Scholarship) must submit final, official high school transcripts and test scores.
    • High School Equivalency recipients (who have not previously used a Hathaway Scholarship) must submit final, official HSEC scores and test scores.
    • Students who have previously used the Hathaway Scholarship must submit final, official college transcripts (as well as our Hathaway Scholarship Application).
  • To apply for EWC Activity Grants, please contact the appropriate activity sponsor or coach.

Apply for Direct Loans

Apply for Student Employment


Summer Aid

All students seeking scholarships or federal financial aid for the Summer must complete EWC’s online scholarship application. Availability of summer scholarships is based on funding available. Federal aid for summer is based on amount of annual Pell and loan already used for the academic year in comparison with annual limits. Graduating high school seniors CAN get federal aid for the summer semester, but must submit the current year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a final, official high school transcript. A separate award package is created for the summer semester.


Need help with any steps in getting to college?
TRiO’s Educational Opportunity Center and Coordinators can assist with ACT prep, career exploration, admissions applications, FAFSA completion, and scholarship help. They are a free, grant-funded service not tied to any specific school, and are willing to meet outside of regular business hours if necessary. A list of all Wyoming representatives can be reviewed on UW’s EOC page. EOC also provides a list of scholarships for students to view and sort through.