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Need Cash for College?
Apply for Financial Aid today!

Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the costs of attending college and what students and their families are expected to contribute.

There are four basic types of financial aid: 

Eastern Arizona College does not participate in any Federal Student Loan programs. Students may obtain a Private educational loan through a bank or student loan company, but the student must seek out these types of loans on their own. A complete description of these programs is available online. If you still have unanswered questions, you can call the Federal information number at 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

To be eligible for Federal financial aid, you must meet the basic following requirements:
  • Have a high school diploma, its recognized equivalent (GED) or completed home schooling.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Be admitted in a qualified program leading to a degree or
  • Be making  Satisfactory Academic Progress  in your course of study.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant for attendance at any institution.
  • Have turned in all requested documents to Financial Aid.

Please be aware that EAC abides by “The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act” of 1974 (FERPA), which limits access to education records without express written consent. If you would like to give another person access to your confidential information, please complete a FERPA release of information through your Gila Hank student portal. This form must be on file at EAC before any confidential information is released, even for those minor dependents. If there are any questions, please contact the Records & Registration office.

Make sure to apply for the right academic year according to when you plan to attend college. Review the image below and then click on it to begin your FAFSA® application.

For academic year 2022-2023
If you plan to attend college during
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
You will complete this FAFSA®
2022-2023 FAFSA®
You can submit the FAFSA® between:
October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Use income and tax information for
Verification will require
Signed 2020 Form 1040 or 2020 Tax Return Transcript if IRS DRT wasn't used on FAFSA®. 2020 W2s and Letter of Non-filing may be requested

The Office of Student Financial Aid’s mission is to provide Eastern Arizona College (EAC) students – prospective, current, and past – with prompt, accurate and courteous financial aid assistance. For more information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office or call (928) 428-8287.

  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Financial Aid Office
  • 615 N Stadium Ave
  • Thatcher, Arizona, 85552-0769
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Open during lunch hour)

  • Phone: (928) 428-8287
  • Toll Free: 800-678-3808 ext. 8287
  • FAX: (928) 428-2391
  • E-mail: finaid@eac.edu