Question:  Can a full time college student be eligible for EIC. 

Answer: The full time college student is eligible for EIC if its meets all 4 tests: Relationship, Age, Residency and Joint Return, click here for more information:

On the "Residency" the IRS has issued a private letter stating " is intended that an individual will not fail this test because of temporary absences due to illness, education, business, vacation, military service and other special circumstances." See attached, page 3 of 10.00