Financial Aid

The El Camino College Financial Aid office helps students and families find ways to pay for college fees, books, supplies, and transportation. We can point you to potential aid sources, give advice on managing your aid, and offer tools to help you understand your overall finances.

Find aid applications, forms and info sheets, important dates and deadlines, and a lot more. To get started click apply for aid.


Financial Aid Support

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


Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Financial Aid Help Desk

To protect your personal information, have your ECC 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 share screen feature and review documents with Financial Aid staff online. Please call from a quiet and distraction free environment. Zoom calls while operating a vehicle are prohibited. Remember to wear proper clothing when on camera. Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression is prohibited under the student code of conduct Administrative Procedure 5500.

Financial Aid cannot provide specific information regarding your finances over the phone since we need to verify your identity to protect your personal information. The best way to get answers and make corrections to your financial aid is to visit our Financial Aid Lab located in the Student Services Building, 2nd Floor Room 229. Lab hours are the following for in person services:


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


For eligible California residents, the California Community Colleges Promise Grant (CCPG) permits enrollment fees to be waived. If you do not meet the academic and/or progress standards for two consecutive terms, you will lose your CCPG. If you wish to appeal, the CCPG Appeal Form is available until Friday, December 8, 2023. If approved, your CCPG will pay for your tution this term and the CCPG Appeal can only be approved once per term. To submit an appeal please use the link below.


Loss of CCPG Appeal Form


If you need help with the appeal please speak to an ECC counselor for guidance and support or visit the Financial Aid lab in SSB-229.

Remember the following when submitting the appeal:

  1. Attach documentation for the most recent term you're not meeting Academic standards (2.0 GPA and/or 50% completion rate)
  2. Attach your current counselor approved comprehensive educational plan
  3. Appeal decisions may take five business days depending on the number of applications received

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


Financial Aid News & Announcements

The latest information for current and prospective students:

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This redesigned and streamlined FAFSA form will be available by Dec. 31, 2023. Learn how to prepare for and stay informed about the FAFSA launch.


We recommend you apply early in January and visit our office if you need support.

FAFSA/ CA Dream Act Application WorkshopsGet financial aid support!View Flyer

Apply for Financial Aid FAFSA & California Dream Act Application

Apply now for Financial Aid and don't delay! Funds are limited so apply early and be ready for the 2023-24 academic year. The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application (CADAA)  covers Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 & Summer 2024.

If you want to apply in person at the ECC Financial Aid Lab (SSB-229) remember to bring your financial documents for you and your parent(s) as a dependent student. Examples of things to have are social security numbers, date of birth, tax returns and/or wages (W2). For additional information on the documents needed please visit FAFSA Help

Online monthly FAFSA & CADAA workshops are available now, please click the flyer for additional information. You can also visit our Financial Aid Lab (SSB-229) or the Financial Aid Help Desk for direct support with applications, corrections and submitting additional forms.


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Warrior Wealth Plan - Financial Literacy Workshops for ECC


The Warrior Wealth Plan is a financial literacy workshop designed to give you a simple path towards building wealth and having long term financial stability. This one hour workshop is designed to help you understand where you can decrease financial risks and increase your savings to begin building for your future.

Topics include, creating an emergency fund, how to pay down debt, how to avoid going into debt while attending school, planning to buy a home, when and how to invest, credit scores and more. 


Hosted Every Wednesday Starting August 30, 2023 - 11:00 AM to Noon

Feel free to attend any session!

To register click this link: Warrior Wealth Plan Registration




SAP Appeal & Loss of CCPG WorkshopsNeed a SAP Appeal, meet with the expert and find out exactly what you need to appeal this term.View Flyer

SAP & Loss of CCPG Workshops Available Now!

Our online SAP Appeal and Loss of CCPG workshops are hosted weekly by our Financial Aid team. If you have lost your financial aid because of:

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (Low GPA/Completion)
  • Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
  • Maximum Time Frame

Attend this workshop to learn how to appeal online and get it approved.

You can register using this link: SAP & Loss of CCPG Workshop Registration

This one-hour workshop can help you regain financial eligibility. Make the right choice and give yourself some financial stabilty this semester.


Quick Links

Disbursement Info

View the disbursement schedule. Learn when and how you’ll receive your financial aid.


Check the status of your financial aid and learn how to submit documents for verification.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Review GPA and progress requirements for aid programs.

Basic Needs

Review campus and community resources for students and families in need.


Access nutrition assistance for low-income individuals and families.

Undocumented Students

Find info about financial aid, legal issues, and more for AB 540 and undocumented students.

Video Tutorials

Watch videos from Financial Aid TV on aid types, processes, and personal finance.

Explore a comprehensive guide to financial aid from California Community Colleges.

CashCourse Financial Literacy

Take free financial skills courses to better manage your money.

We’re Here to Help

Have questions about financial aid processes and awards? You can contact online staff or reach us at the email below.

When emailing us, use your ECC email account. To protect your personal info, we can’t respond to emails from non-ECC addresses. Please also include your ECC student ID number in any emails or on documents you mail to us.

Our mailing address:

El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, California 90506
Attn: Financial Aid Office

Our campus address is Student Services Building (SSB) 248. Office hours for in-person services at the Financial Aid Lab, SSB-229 are Monday-Thursday (8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. -  1 p.m.).

The Financial Aid Lab is open and available for assistance with applying for financial aid. Please remember to bring your ECC student ID or any government-issued photo ID when visiting the office so we can verify your identity.


To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.

Questions? Contact Us

Financial Aid

Student Services Building 248 & 229


Business hours SSB-229 (In-Person)

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Online Support: FA Help Desk

Zoom Dial-in:  (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID#: 640-959-1782#

Business hours Help Desk (Virtual):
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.