Steps to Applying for Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Application Process

Follow these five (5) steps to apply for Financial Aid at El Camino College (ECC). For assistance check or main page and our online staff can help you through the process.

 

STEP ONE - GATHER DOCUMENTS:
Gather financial related documents (e.g., tax returns, payroll stubs, bank account statements, etc.) for yourself and your parents if applicable. 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 website at www.fafsa.ed.gov or the California Dream Act Application website at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.

 

STEP TWO - APPLY ONLINE:

Apply by submitting the FAFSA or CADA online. Your financial aid application needs to 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.

 

STEP THREE - 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.

 

STEP FOUR - 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.

 

STEP FIVE - VISIT BANKMOBILE:
Select your refund/disbursement preference with BankMobile to receive your financial aid. Students should select a refund preference at www.RefundSelection.com or for more information, visit https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.