Aid Application Process


Follow these five (5) steps to apply for Financial Aid at El Camino College (ECC). 

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1 - Gather Documents

Gather financial related documents (e.g., tax returns, payroll stubs, bank account statements, etc.) for yourself and your parents if applicable as a dependent student. These may be needed to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADA). To learn about the documents you may need, please visit the FAFSA Help or the California Dream Act Application.

2 - Apply Online

Apply by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) online. Your financial aid application can be submitted following October 1st of each year. The priority deadline for submission of the FAFSA or CADA is March 2nd of each year. The El Camino College (ECC) Federal School Code is 001197. 

3 - Review Your SAR

A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to your email address on the FAFSA, or via U.S. mail. Once you receive the SAR, please review it to ensure the information on the report is accurate. If you need corrections or updates, please log into the FAFSA website to make corrections. 

4 - Check MyECC

Log into your ECC issued email account (MyECC) and check for notices. All messages from the ECC Financial Aid Office are sent via email or posted on your MyECC account.

5 - Visit BankMobile Disbursements

Select your refund/disbursement preference with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. to receive your financial aid. Visit this link for more information: Refund Choice.


Questions? Contact Us

Financial Aid Lab

Student Services Building 229

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Phone: (310)660-3593 ext. 5493

Financial Aid Help Desk

Online Financial Aid Support

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