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Financial Aid FAQs

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. My aid is pending in WebAdvisor, will my registered classes be cancelled?

      Financial aid awards must be in either a pending (P) or accepted (A) status to defer tuition. For this reason, students whose financial aid awards are equal to or greater than their bills will not have their classes cancelled. (Remember, loans need to be accepted or rejected in WebAdvisor.)
    2. I accepted my loans, but why are my grants still pending?

      Grants must be certified each semester to ensure students actually qualify for the award. All grants are put on in a pending status (P) until certification has occurred. Once we have confirmed your eligibility, the award status will be changed to an accepted status (A). Certification normally occurs after the 4th week of the semester.
    3. Do I need to provide the Financial Aid Office any supplemental information/documentation?

      Any supplemental information/documentation that you need to provide will be listed in the My Documents section of WebAdvisor. For more information regarding how to access My Documents, read the My Documents Instruction Sheet.
    4. What is the SUNY Erie Federal School Code and ECC TAP code?

      The SUNY Erie Federal School Code is 010684 and the SUNY Erie TAP code is 2065.
    5. What about my books?

      Books are an important part of your academic success at Erie Community College. Bookstore credits are available to students whose financial aid exceeds their scheduled bill. To be eligible for a bookstore credit, your financial aid file must be complete. Bookstore credits are automatically generated and are available the Saturday before classes begin through the 4th week of classes. Scholarships and private loans cannot be used for a book credit.

      The amount of the book credit is based on the number of credit hours a student is taking and the amount of financial aid awarded. Only the portion of your bookstore credit actually used will be added to your student account and deducted from your student aid.