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.


Apply for Aid

Use this step-by-step guide to navigate the financial aid application process.

Types of Aid

Understand grants, loans, work-study, and other types of financial aid.


Review scholarships for El Camino students, including application processes.


Financial Aid Support

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

Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 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.

Need Help? Have a Challenging Situation?

We're here for you. Call our Financial Aid Assistants during our normal business hours for direct assistance with federal work study, satisfactory academic progress or general financial aid questions.

Call (669) 900-6833

Enter 640-959-1782# as the Meeting ID

Your call will be answered in order, please be patient as we assist other students.

The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal will be available again starting Monday, June 19, 2023. The deadline to appeal for Summer term is Thursday, July 27, 2023.


SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal Form


If you need help with the appeal please speak to an ECC counselor for guidance and support or attend a SAP Appeal Workshop by clicking this link: Register Online. Remember the following when submitting the appeal:

  1. Attach documentation for each term you're not meeting SAP (2.0 GPA & 67% completion rate)
  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 your current counselor approved comprehensive educational plan or Lock-in-List (Maximum Time Frame Appeals Only)
  4. Appeal decisions may take up to three to four weeks depending on the number of applications received

If you need a Financial Aid Lock-in-List 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


Financial Aid News & Announcements

The latest information for current and prospective students:

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 2022-23 or 2023-24 academic year. The 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application application covers Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023 & Summer 2023. If you are attending ECC in the summer, apply for the 2022-23 award year. The deadline to apply for 2022-23 is Friday, June 9, 2023. The 2023-24 award year for financial aid begins in fall 2023.

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 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 Help Desk for direct support.

Warrior Wealth PlanPlanning for tomorrow starts today!View Flyer

Warrior Wealth Plan - Financial Literacy Workshops for ECC


The Warrior Wealth Plan is a financial literacy workshop designed to give you a simple and easy to understand path towards building wealth and having long term financial stability. ECC Financial Aid & Basic Needs is hosting a financial wellness workshop designed to give students a simple and easy to understand 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.

Hosted Every Wednesday

11:00 AM to Noon

Feel free to attend any session!

To register click this link: Warrior Wealth Plan Registration

Emergency Assistance

El Camino has created the Warrior Emergency Grant to support students who may need additional financial support due to an emergency. The Warrior Emergency Grant committee determines eligibility and notifies applicants of its decision within fourteen (14) business days. The maximum award amount will be determined as requests for assistance continue to be accepted.


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.

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.

Undocumented Students

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

Basic Needs

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


Access nutrition assistance for low-income individuals and families.

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

Business hours Help Desk (Virtual):
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.