How To Apply

How To Apply

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Who Can Apply?

Full-time job skill training courses over 600 hours are eligible for federal student aid. Students interested in these classes should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As the name states, the application does not cost anything and students who submit a FAFSA are not obligated to Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools.

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at The FSA ID consists of a username and password. You will use these credentials to log into the U.S. Department of Education websites, electronically sign and submit your documents. If you are a   dependent student, your parents will also need to create a FSA ID. 
  2. Go to and log in using your FSAID. 
  3. Complete, sign, and submit your FAFSA. Our federal school code is: 016975.
Students and parents of dependent students must electronically sign the FAFSA using a FSA ID. 
It is the student's responsibility to file a FAFSA. Students who complete a FAFSA will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This is a summary of the data you submitted. You should check your SAR for possible errors and make corrections to your FAFSA, if needed. 

For assistance completing the FAFSA contact Student Services at 614-836-4541.


Determining Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial assistance is awarded to bridge the gap or to supplement the amount a student and the student's family are reasonably able to contribute to educational expenses. A Federally approved system of "need analysis" is used to calculate eligibility for aid. To evaluate need, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), providing information that can include student and parental income, assets, family size, and family members in college. 

Other Eligibility Requirements

In addition to need, students must meet several other eligibility factors. Student must be:

  •  U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or in the United States for other than temporary purposes
  • Enrolled in a course that is at least 600 clock hours in length
  • Attending at least half-time, or at least 12 clock hours per week
  • An undergraduate who has not earned a Bachelor's Degree 
  • Making satisfactory academic progress
  • Registered with Selective Service System - male students should register between the ages of 18-25
  • A recipient of a high school diploma, or G.E.D.
  • A recipient of a valid social security number
An eligible student must NOT be:
  • In default on a Federal Loan received at any school, and not owe a refund on a Federal, or State Grant at any Institution.
  • Currently enrolled in high school
  • Incarcerated in a Federal or State penal institution or convicted of a federal or state drug offense while receiving federal student aid
  • An owner of property subject to a judgment lien for any debt owed to the United States Government

Contact Us

Mandy Smith
Financial Aid Administrator
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1535
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