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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.

Scholarships

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 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Financial Aid Help Desk


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 screen share feature and view documents with Financial Aid staff online.

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 Fall 2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal will be available on Saturday, August 27, 2022. If you do not have a break in enrollment your appeal cannot be processed until the SAP Calculation is completed (estimated date: September 26, 2022). The deadline is Thursday, November 10, 2022 if you wish to appeal for Fall 2022.

 

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 (U3 or U3X), 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 2023-24 award year for financial aid begins in fall.

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.

Emergency Assistance

The El Camino College CARES Emergency Grant is officially closed. Our emergency funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) has been exhausted. We are working on new emergency funds to launch in 2023. 

Applications for Fall 2022 are currently being processed. Awards are processed every two weeks so it can take up to three to four weeks for funds to be disbursed and deposited in your bank account (if you have a refund preference selected at BankMobile). Automated emails are being sent as the applciations are processed. If you wish to check on the status of your application please contact our office through our Financial Aid Help Desk.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Currently enrolled in six (6) units

Current year (2022-23) FAFSA or CADAA application on file and completed the verification process (if selected)

Priority will be granted to first time applicants

 

Grant Limitations:

CARES Act Emergency Grant is limited to $2,500 for the fall semester. Additional limitations may apply, please contact our office if you have questions or need support.

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.

Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we are not accepting new applications at this time. We will resume taking applications on October 1, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. 

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 HousingIsKey.com, or by calling 833-430-2122, and if eligible, apply.

 

Quick Links

Disbursement Info

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

Verification

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.

icanaffordcollege.com

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.

CalFresh

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 and phone numbers 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 248 Student Services Building (SSB). Office hours for in-person services at the Financial Aid Lab, SSB-229 are Monday-Thursday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Friday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) for the fall.

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. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Business hours Help Desk (Virtual):
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online Support: FA Help Desk 

 

Phone: 669-900-6833

Meeting ID - Enter 640-959-1782#

 

Email: eccfaid@elcamino.edu