We know that the thought of paying for college can be overwhelming. While you, as a student, are primarily responsible for financing your education, the Financial Aid Office is here to help you with other sources of funding. These funds may come from a student grant, scholarship, loan or work-study program. Please review the
Financial Aid Handbook for details regarding policies and procedures. The Financial Aid Handbook has been compiled with the express purpose of answering many of the questions that you may have. Click the cover to the right to view the digital publication or click
here for a downloadable PDF version.
Let us help you learn how to finance your education! Every student's financial situation is unique. Our financial aid advisors are here to help you understand the financial aid process and how it applies to you and your specific situation. Our staff will assist you in finding the funds necessary to pursue higher education without accumulating unnecessary debt. In addition to scheduling an appointment, walk–in financial aid advising hours are also available and are listed on this page.
FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used to apply for the federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. All individuals entering college are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.
Pell Grant The Federal Pell Grant provides need-based grants to undergraduate students who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need as determined by FAFSA results. The awarded amount is dependent upon financial need, cost of attendance, enrollment status and whether the student plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
ScholarshipsScholarships are a form of gift aid that typically does not have to be repaid. Academic merit is typically the basis for determination of scholarship recipients, although financial need is also sometimes taken into consideration. Funds may also be awarded based on a number of different reasons.
Student Education Loans Student education loans are a form of financial assistance provided to students pursuing an education.
Student Worker ProgramsStudent Worker Programs provide students with the opportunity to work on campus while going to school. If hired, your supervisor will work with you to schedule your work hours around your class schedule.
Federal and State GrantsThe U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of federal grants, mostly need-based, to students attending community colleges. The State of Ohio also makes efforts to see that immediate cost-savings are available to students based on a number of factors.
Unusual Enrollment History Comprehensive information regarding U.S. Department of Education regulations intended to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan Programs.
Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator provides you with an estimate of how much students similar to yourself, have paid to attend Edison State Community College.
Printable Forms Financial Aid forms online. Find the form that you need… download, print and return.
Addendums and Resources Check for addendums or changes to the current year's Financial Aid Handbook. Access resources to help you through the financial aid process including links to online sites and information.