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Financial Aid

The El Camino College Financial Aid Office helps you and your family identify ways to pay for college. Financial assistance can help cover fees, books, supplies, transportation and more to make college an affordable option. There are several types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, work study and loans. Please review all the services available to you – we’re here to help!

The majority of classes continue to be offered online for fall. Student Services are also available online and in person to provide support. For more details visit our ECC COVID-19 website.


Financial Aid Online Support

We are here to help!
Jump into the Financial Aid Help Desk
to get your questions answered.

Click the box below for help via zoom
Financial Aid representatives are available

Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Financial Aid Help Desk

The ECC Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Building is currently closed due to COVID-19. If you have a quick question or if you need to speak with an advisor/assistant, please click on the blue "Financial Aid Help Desk" above. 

Remember to protect your personal information, have your El Camino College student id or any government issued photo id ready when working with the financial aid office. Without a photo id, we can only answer general financial aid questions. We recommend that you use a laptop or computer for Zoom. This will allow you to easily use the screenshare feature and view documents with Financial Aid staff online.


Need additional help or have a challenging situation

Schedule an appointment on Cranium Cafe using the link below
Appointment dates and times may vary

Schedule an Appointment on Cranium Cafe

Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor for direct assistance with Federal Work Study, Satisfactory Academic Progress or general Financial Aid questions.



2021-22 FAFSA & California Dream Act Application

Apply now and don't delay! Funds are limited so apply early and be ready for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2021-2022 FAFSA & CADA application covers Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022.

FAFSA / DREAM Act Workshops September 2021

Online monthly FAFSA & CADAA workshops are available now, please click the flyer below for additional information. You can also visit our Financial Aid Help Desk for direct support.


FAFSA/ Dream Act Renewal Workshops


El Camino College COVID-19 Emergency Grant

El Camino College received funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. These expenses can include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

Supporting documentation is required for all requests with the exception of Food. Examples of documentation to support your claim include: rental statements, past due/eviction notice, invoices, receipts or statements on business letterhead. Child Care must be provided by a licensed facility, not a relative. If you cannot provide documentation for a category, please attach a separate document explaining why. The committee will only consider requests for categories that are supported by documentation or a written explanation.

In order to process emergency awards as quickly as possible the Financial Aid Office is currently in the process of batch awarding emergency funds. These will be issued to all students with the highest financial need during the first four weeks of the term. Please be patient as we issue these funds and verify units enrolled. Once the batch awards have been issued you can manually apply for additional assistance using the link below:


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in three (3) units or more
  • Must have a current year (2021-22) FAFSA application on file and completed the verification process, when selected
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or approved non-citizen



Starting now, Income eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities will be able to apply for help through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California. Landlords and renters can verify eligibility immediately by visiting, or by calling 833-430-2122, and if eligible, apply.


SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal

The Fall 2021 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal will be availble starting on Monday, August 30, 2021. Appeals will not be reviewed until all grades have been recorded for summer. We expect this to occur by our census date on Monday, September 13, 2021, please be patient as it may take four to six weeks to receive a decison if you apply now.

Please click the link below to apply online:

SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal Form

If you need help with the appeal process please speak to an ECC counselor for guidance and support. Remember the following when submitting the SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal:

  1. Answer all the questions on the appeal
  2. If you do not know the exact reason you are submitting an appeal you can check your SAP status on the Financial Aid Self Service Portal 
  3. Attach documentation for each semester you're not meeting SAP (2.0 GPA & 67% completion rate)
  4. Attach your current counselor approved comprehensive educational plan or Lock-in-List (LIL) - for Maximum Time Frame Appeals Only
  5. Appeal decisions may take between three to five weeks depending on the number of applications received, please apply early
  6. All decisions are final for the term

If you need a LIL Appointment for a Maximum Time Frame Appeal, follow this link: Lock-in-List Appointment Request

For questions regarding the Appeal Process, visit our site at SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal


Complete Financial Aid Tasks Online!

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