FINANCIAL AID ACADEMIC COUNSELING
The Financial Aid Office offers all financial aid applicants academic, personal and general career counseling. Please stop by the office or call 310-660-3493 to make an appointment. Please bring a copy of transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended and/or foreign transcript evaluations (unofficial copies are acceptable) to your counseling appointment.
Our highly experienced counselors:
Educational Plan: Our financial aid academic counselors help you prepare a roadmap of prerequisite and degree applicable courses to meet your educational objective. Financial aid recipients must have one of the following educational objectives: Transfer, Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Certificate of Achievement or Accomplishment. We encourage you to also see a counselor in your specific major.
Lock-in-List (LIL): Our financial aid academic counselors prepare Lock in Lists for students that have attempted ninety or more (90+) units OR have a prior degree, AA/AS or higher. Students are paid only for courses listed on this LIL and approved by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. A written LIL does not guarantee that the Financial Aid Appeals Committee will approve the student for payment.
Once you have been issued a Lock in List:
El Camino College Minimum Academic Progress Standards: All students must meet the minimum academic standards established according to California Educational Code and El Camino College. See this section in the ECC On line Catalog. To meet the minimum academic standards you must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAP): In addition to the college's minimum academic progress standards, all financial aid students must meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards established by the Financial Aid Office. To meet the minimum satisfactory progress standards, you must have completed at least 67% of the cumulative units attempted. These higher standards apply to all financial aid applicants except those receiving only the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Program.
We look forward to meeting and working with you to achieve your academic goals at El Camino College.
Financial Aid Academic Counselors: