Pay No Tuition!

Tuition Relief Program

El Camino College is offering no tuition and fees to students as well as debt relief for outstanding balances for spring! Learn more about the program and how to apply.

Pay No Tuition or Fees

We understand that school debt can prevent you from starting or re-engaging your pursuit for higher education. That's why we're offering solutions to help ease the cost of attending college.


How it Works

The Tuition Relief Program, as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), offers no tuition and fees to new students as well as debt relief to students with outstanding student balances. 


El Camino College is now offering no tuition and fees to  students for Spring 2023. This program covers all students who qualify under the eligibility requirements listed below and will pay for your tuition and fees. Please note this is a limited time program and only applies to the Spring 2023 semester.


How to Apply:

Apply for Spring Tuition Relief

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to qualify for the Tuition Relief Program, you must complete the three (3) requirements below:

  • Submit an Admission Application for ECC through CCCApply if you have not attended ECC for two or more semesters
  • Apply for Financial Aid by submitting a current year (2022-23) FAFSA or CADAA
    • Even if you don't think you qualify for Financial Aid this is a requirement for tuition relief
    • International Students are exempt from the financial aid requirement
  • You must be enrolled in at least six (6) units for spring to qualify
    • DSPS students are exempt from the minimum unit requirement


Program Limitations:

The ECC Tuition Relief program applies to your current student debt for tuition and fees at ECC only. It does not cover student loan or private debt. Student debt at ECC includes the following:

  • Tuition (Enrollment Fees)
  • Health Services Fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Student Activity Fee
  • Student Representation Fee
  • Late Fees

The maximum award per term is $1,200 which will be credited directly to your tuition and fees. If you are eligible, you will be awarded and marked as exempt for the drop for non-payment.  Final award amounts will be determined and updated after the final census for spring semester in early May.



Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions or need support.


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


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

Online Support: FA Help Desk