Financial Aid Guide, Step-by-Step


Ecclesia College Financial Aid, Step by Step

Follow These 5 Steps:

1) Apply for Federal Student Aid: (FAFSA) 2) For Arkansas residents: Apply for Arkansas scholarships and grants: 3) Review Student Aid Report (SAR) by email. 4) If you are eligible, apply for Stafford Loan (optional): 5) Review Award Letter

Step 1

Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Before applying for financial aid, you will need to acquire a federal student aid PIN.  Use our Quick FAFSA PIN shortcut to get your PIN now.  If you are selected for verification, an Ecclesia College Financial Aid staff member will be contacting you to help you complete the required verification worksheets. Click here to download the appropriate forms for your status. When filling out the FAFSA, request that your financial aid data be directed to Ecclesia College.  Enter Ecclesia College OPE ID code: 038553 (For more information about federal student aid, visit the following website:

Step 2

Apply for Arkansas Scholarship and Grant Assistance Academic Challenge Scholarship (Up to $4,500 a year!  The deadline for applying for the following academic year is June 1.) The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship awards up to $4,500 per year.  Eligibility is determined using minimum criteria that includes qualifying family income limits and completing the Challenge core curriculum. Applications are available online at beginning February 1 of your senior year. The deadline to apply is June 1. Higher Education Opportunities Grant The Opportunities Grant is for first-time undergraduate students and is based on financial need. Eligibility is determined using the family’s adjusted gross income as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The grant will provide $1,000 per year for full-time and $500 for part-time enrollment. Students apply by completing the FAFSA and the Opportunities Grant application. The deadline for applying for the following academic year is June 1. The Opportunities Grant applications are available online at Information on other Arkansas Financial Aid Programs are available at Governor’s Scholarship Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship Law Enforcement Officer’s Dependents Scholarship Military Dependents Scholarship Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG) Financial Aid Office Ecclesia College 9653 Nations Drive Springdale, AR 72762 Fax: (479) 248-1455

Step 3

Receive Your Student Aid Report (SAR) Ecclesia College and you will both receive a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). The information provided within your SAR will be used to determine your financial award for the entire academic year. After your financial aid award is determined, we will send you an official email award letter listing all estimated financial aid for which you are eligible to receive. Students will be classified based off all official transcripts received. If a student has only unofficial transcripts on file, student will be classified with freshman status.

Step 4

Apply for a Loan (Online) Ecclesia College accepts loans to help you pay for your education. Review our loan options below for more information, or to apply. Stafford Loan: Parent Plus Loan:

Step 5

Review Your Emailed Award Letter After reviewing your Award Letter, please print out the letter and accompanying Payment form, sign, and return to the Ecclesia College Financial Aid office.

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