El Camino College’s 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, advise on managing your aid, and offer tools to manage your overall finances.
We're here to help! Jump into the Financial Aid Help Desk to get your questions answered.
Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m - 7 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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 and press #
Your call will be answered in order, please be patient as we assist other students.
The majority of classes continue to be offered online for fall. Student Services are also available online and in-person to provide support. For more details, follow our COVID-19 Notices page.
The latest information for current and prospective students:
Apply now for the FAFSA and California Dream Act and don't delay! Funds are limited so apply early and be ready for the 2021-2022
academic year. The 2021-2022 FAFSA & CADA application covers Fall 2021, Winter 2022,
Spring 2022 & Summer 2022.
Online monthly FAFSA & CADAA workshops are available now, please click the flyer below for additional information. You can also visit our Financial Aid Help Desk for direct support.
El Camino College received funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. These expenses can include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.
Supporting documentation is required for all requests with the exception of Food. Examples of documentation to support your claim include: rental statements, past due/eviction notice, invoices, receipts or statements on business letterhead. Child Care must be provided by a licensed facility, not a relative. If you cannot provide documentation for a category, please attach a separate document explaining why. The committee will only consider requests for categories that are supported by documentation or a written explanation.
In order to process emergency awards as quickly as possible the Financial Aid Office
is currently in the process of batch awarding emergency funds. These will be issued
to all students with the highest financial need during the beggining of the term.
Please be patient as we issue these funds and verify units enrolled. Once the batch
awards have been issued you can manually apply for additional assistance using the
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.
The Fall 2021 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal are now available. The deadline for the fall 2021 semester is Friday, November 12, 2021. Please use the link below to apply.
If you need help with the appeal process please speak to an ECC counselor for guidance and support. Remember the following when submitting the SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal:
If you need a LIL 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
View the disbursement schedule. Learn when and how you’ll receive your financial aid.
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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 are Monday-Thursday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Friday (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
The Financial Aid Lab is in 229 SSB. Bring your ECC student ID or any government-issued photo ID when visiting the office or lab.