Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid!

The Financial Aid Office at EMCC is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students from federal, state, institutional, and private sources of funding. 

One of the most common questions the financial aid office receives is "What is the financial aid process at Estrella Mountain Community College?" To get the answer to this question, see the Financial Aid Process page.


Types of Aid 

Federal student aid at EMCC includes:

Other important dates and deadlines.

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this web site is accurate; however, due to frequent changes in Federal and State regulations, and revisions to the EMCC operating policies, the information on this page is subject to change without notice.

Only those with a lawful presence in the US may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law.

Hundreds of Scholarships, One Application!

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for Spring 2016. Foundation scholarships are privately funded opportunities open to all Maricopa Community Colleges students and in some cases, non-Maricopa colleges and universities as well. A FAFSA and verified lawful presence are not eligibility requirements for the majority of Maricopa Foundation scholarships.

Click Here to Apply

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) eligibility will be evaluated for Fall 2016. Any student who failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for Fall 2016 receives a message in their Student Center. Students who are registered for the Fall 2016 semester and do not meet the required SAP Standards lose financial aid eligibility. If applicable, students may file a SAP Appeal for review. If the SAP Appeal is denied, it is the student’s responsibility to immediately pay all charges or set up a payment plan to avoid their classes being dropped for non-payment. Any SAP appeals received after August 8, 2016 may result in classes being dropped for non-payment if the student has not paid all charges or set up a payment plan. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) eligibility will be evaluated for Fall 2016. Any student who failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for Fall 2016 receives a message in their Student Center. Students who are registered for the Fall 2016 semester and do not meet the required SAP Standards lose financial aid eligibility. If applicable, students may file a SAP Appeal for review. If the SAP Appeal is denied, it is the student’s responsibility to immediately pay all charges or set up a payment plan to avoid their classes being dropped for non-payment. Any SAP appeals received after July 1, 2016 may result in classes being dropped for non-payment if the student has not paid all charges or set up a payment plan.