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Financial Aid Office

The El Camino College Financial Aid Office helps students and their families identify ways to pay for college. Financial assistance can help cover fees, books, supplies and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, work study and loans. Please review all the services available to you – we’re here to help!

Classes for Fall, Winter & Spring will be online while the campus is closed. Student Services are available online to provide support. For more details, contact your instructors and programs for additional information or visit our ECC COVID-19 website.


El Camino College COVID-19 Emergency Grant

El Camino College received funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. These expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

The application will be available for Winter 2021 starting on Monday, January 4, 2021. Awards for Spring will be disbursed after the first week of the spring semester. To apply please click the link below:


CARES Act Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled
  • Must have a FAFSA application on file and completed the ECC Financial Aid verification process, when selected.
  • Must have accepted all federal financial aid you are eligible to receive.
  • All other resources, including Student Financial Aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.
  • CARES funds are limited to citizens and eligible non-citizens
  • Must provide documentation for all requests with the exception of food.

Financial Aid Online Staff

We are here to help!
Jump into the Virtual Information Desk
to get your questions answered.

Click the box below for help via zoom
Financial Aid representatives are available

Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Information Desk

The ECC Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Building is currently closed due to COVID-19. If you have a quick question or if you need to speak with an advisor/assistant, please click on the blue "Virtual Information Desk" above. 

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 screenshare feature and view documents with Financial Aid staff online.


Need additional help or have a challenging situation. 

Click the link below to schedule an appointment on Cranium Cafe
Appointment dates and times may vary

Schedule an Appointment on Cranium Cafe

Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor for direct assistance with FAFSA Applications, Federal Work Study, Satisfactory Academic Progress or Requesting a Refund.


Have a quick question. 

Click the chatbot in the lower right-hand corner and ask to speak to a person.
We have staff in Live Chat that can answer simple questions or redirect you to resources online.

Announcements & Events

2021-22 FAFSA & California Dream Act Application available now. Apply now and don't delay! Funds are limited so apply now and be ready for the 2021-22 academic year.
If you are applying for the Spring 2021 semester you should apply for the 2020-21 award year. The 2021-22 application covers Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022.
Online FAFSA/Dream Act workshops are now available, please click the flyer below for additional information.


FAFSA/ Dream Act Renewal Workshops


Complete Financial Aid Tasks Online!


SAP & CCPG Appeal Fall Deadline

The 2020-21 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal deadline for spring is Friday, May 21, 2021. Please click this link to access the appeal form and submit online: 2020-21 SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal Form

Remember the following when submitting a SAP & CCPG Appeal:

  1. Answer all the questions on the appeal
  2. If you do not know the exact reason you are submitting an Appeal Form you can check your SAP status on the Financial Aid Self Service Portal 
  3. Attach documentation for each semester you're not meeting SAP (2.0 GPA & 67% completion rate)
  4. Attach your current counselor approved comprehensive educational plan or Lock-in-List (Maximum Time Frame Appeals Only)

For questions regarding the Appeal Process please visit our webpage at: SAP & Loss of CCPG Appeal


Frequently Asked Questions:

Have Financial Aid questions related to emergency funds, SAP Appeals, submitting documents or basic needs? Click the link below for more information:

Financial Aid - FAQ


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