E-Pass Scholarship in Andhra Pradesh

Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships (ePASS), was envisaged by Andhra Pradesh government to ensure speedier disbursal of post-matric scholarships.

A post matric scholarship is a scholarship which is granted to students by the welfare departments of the Govt. for enabling eligible students who have passed tenth class (SSC examination or equivalent to pursue post matric studies such as intermediate, ITI, polytechnic, professional courses, graduate and postgraduate courses, Ph.D etc.

Scholarships Offered

  • Reimbursement of Tuition Fee (RTF) in full for students pursuing post matric courses approved by the University/Board. RTF is sanctioned twice in a year i.e. September and March of the Academic Year. The reimbursement off tuition will be dependent on the course you pursue.  While most of the courses are eligible for 100% of the tuition fee as fixed by the government. Self-financed courses are eligbile only for a maximum of Rs. 20,000 or the actual fee charged by the college, whichever is less.

  • Maintenance Fee (MTF): Maintenance charges or Mess charges are sanctioned every month

Eligibility Criteria

Following students are eligible to receive the Epass Scholarship.

  • Students who belong to the categories of SC,ST whose annual parental income is Rs. Two Lakhs or below and BC,EBC,Disabled Welfare Students whose parental income is RS. One lakh or below.

  • Students whose attendance is 75% at the end of each quarter.

Following students are not eligible to receive the Epass Scholarship.

  • Students belonging to the categories other than SC, ST, BC, EBC and DW(Disabled).

  • SC,ST Students whose annual parental income is more than Rs. Two Lakhs and BC,EBC,Disabled Students whose parental income is more than Rupees One lakh.

  • All Students pursuing the part time courses, online courses.

  • Students admitted under Sponsored seats, Management Quota seats.

  • Students drawing the stipend more than the scholarship amount in aggregate per annum.

  • Students of BC, EBC and DW students studying the Courses offered by open universities, distant mode, category B seats in MBBS, BDS.

  • EBC students studying Intermediate or equivalent courses

Eligible Courses

Post Matric Courses approved by the concerned University/Board having a duration of 1 year and above are eligible. It is divided into two groups.

Group-I

Professional Courses (Degree and PG Courses in Medicine, Engineering, Technology, Management, Agriculture, Veterinary and Allied Sciences, Business Finance, Business administration and Computer Applications/ Science, Commercial pilot License course)

Group-II

Other professional and technical graduate and PG including (M.Phil, PhD and post-doctoral research) level courses not covered in Group-I. C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./ etc., courses, all postgraduate, graduate-level diploma courses, all certificate level courses.

Eligible Colleges

All Post Matric Colleges in Andhra Pradesh recognized by Government of Andhra Pradesh/Competent Authority. The list of colleges is communicated by Administrative Departments (Departments of Higher Education, Technical Education, School Education, Health Medical and Family Welfare, Employment and Training) to the Commissioner of Social Welfare.

Documents Required

  • Passport size photograph

  • Scanned Bank Pass Book

  • Scanned Aadhar card

  • Income Certificate

  • Caste Certificate

  • SSC Exam ticket

  • Bonafide certificate issued by the principal of the college or school

Application Process

Scholarships are granted only after admission to a college and is subject to verification and eligibility. Only those who are eligible will be granted a scholarship.  The steps for a scholarship are given as under:

  • Secure admission to a college

  • Apply online for a scholarship through the concerned welfare department ( SC/ST/BC/EBC/DW/MW)

  • Verification by the college principal

  • Verification by the Verification officer

  • Scrutiny by the Welfare Officer

  • Sanction of the scholarship

  • Submission of the bill online to the treasury

  • Sanction of the bill and upload of amounts into student (MTF)and college (RTF) bank accounts

Apply Online for AP ePass Scholarship

Follow the below steps to apply online for AP ePass Scholarship.

AP ePass Scholarship

  • Enter your basic details, details about your parent/guardian, education details and bank account details.

AP ePass Scholarship Details

  • Enter income certificate, caste certificate details.

AP ePass Scholarship Income Caste Certificate

  • Upload the required documents.

AP ePass Scholarship Supporting Documents

  • Enter the captcha

  • Submit the application

Renewal of AP ePASS Scholarship

Follow the below steps to renew AP ePass Scholarship.

AP ePass Scholarship Renewal

  • Click on ‘Click Here’ option next to "Renewal of Applications".

AP ePass Scholarship Renewal Online

  • Fill the required details such as SSC Hall Ticket No, DOB, SSC Pass Year to renew Scholarship.

AP ePass Scholarship Renewal Details

Track Application Status

AP ePass Scholarship Status Check

  • Enter Application Number, Academic Year, SSC Pass Type, Year of Pass and Date of Birth.

AP ePass Scholarship Status Check Online

  • Click on "Get Status"

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I secure a scholarship for the previous year??

No. The scholarship can be claimed only for the current year. Scholarships for the previous year can not be claimed under any circumstance.

What should I do if I am paid less than the amount charged by the college?

Scholarships are paid base on the fee notified by the government from time to time. In some cases, the college fee wrongly specified by the concerned authority in such cases you may make a representation to the concerned Head of Department for rectifying the mistake and payment of the differential amount. For detail of fee structures for various courses please visit the home page of this website and click on the fee structure. Please note there are as many as 12000 courses and 1,44,000 fee structures.

How do I know my verification officer?

The District Collector appoints verification officers for one or more colleges depending on the number of students in the college. The verification process is a two-step verification process:

Verification by the College Principle: All applications to be verified individually by the college and signed by the principal of the college.

Verification by the verification officer: The verification officer will have to verify all the student in the college on appointed date and time.

The details of the verification officer can be viewed on this website by clicking the verification officer details given on the right side of the web page.

Is the scholarship registration available throughout the year?

The scholarship registration is open only for a specific period of time by the government.  All students and colleges must file their application for registration only during this period of time.  once the period is over the facility for registration will no longer be available on the website.  No scholarship can be given to the student who has not registered on the epass website

Are student of economic backward classes are eligible for MTF?

The Student belonging to Economically Backward Classes are not eligible for MTF for all the courses. They are also not eligible for RTF for Intermediate Courses.

Can I be eligible for a scholarship if i study in a college outside the state of Andhra Pradesh?

Students of AP belonging to SC & ST Community are eligible for a scholarship when they study in the Premier institutions notified by the Ministry of Social Justice.  You may visit the website of the Ministry of Social Justice & empowerment under the title "Central sector scheme for top class education".

My parents are from A.P. but I have studied outside the state will I be eligible for a scholarship for a course inside the state?

You are eligible for a scholarship under the PMS scheme.  Since you cannot enter the data directly, you will have to meet the district welfare officer concerned to address your problem.  Students from outside A.P. are not eligible for a scholarship.

I have studied my XII class in CBSE how do i enter my application?

The database of the SSC from 2005 to the current date is linked to the scholarship database.  The database for the CBSE is also linked from 2005 onwards.  where you have a problem in registering for a scholarship, you can immediately contact the district welfare officer concerned for assisting you in the matter.

Is there a separate format for the income certificate?

The income certificate is issued to a student based on an income affidavit given as a declaration by the student.  wrongful declaration off income may lead to criminal prosecution as per the law.  Please ensure that you get a certificate off income from the concerned MRO with his employee code and stamp which is affixed clearly.  All incomplete certificates will be summarily rejected.  For details on the income declaration form, please refer to the home page of Epass website under G.O's and circulars.