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Application Process - Steps to Applying for Financial Aid

STEP ONE:
Collect financial related documents for the student and his/her parents if applicable (e.g., tax returns, payroll stubs, bank account statements, etc.) to facilitate the completion of the FAFSA. To learn about the documents you may need to reference, please visit the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov



STEP TWO:

Apply by submitting the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov  The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after January 1, 2013. The California priority deadline for submission of the FAFSA is March 2, 2013. El Camino College's Federal School Code is 001197.

California Residents Only: If you wish to be considered for a Cal Grant, please check with the El Camino College Financial Aid Office for details. Please note that a FAFSA needs to be submitted in order to be considered for a Cal Grant. The deadline for submission of the FAFSA is March 2, 2013.


STEP THREE:

Once you have submitted the FASFA, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you electronically if you provided an email address on the FAFSA, or via U.S. mail if you did not provide an email address on the FAFSA. Once you receive the SAR, please review it carefully to ensure that all of the information on the report is accurate. If corrections or updates need to be made, please login into the FAFSA website or send the updated SAR via U.S. mail to the address listed on the SAR.


STEP FOUR:

Log in to your El Camino College issued email account (myECC). All communication from the El Camino College Financial Aid Office will be sent to you via email or posted on your myECC account. For example, your estimated award letter* will include information about your eligibility for federal and state financial aid, the awards (BOG, Cal Grant, Pell, SEOG, Work Study, etc) and dollar amounts awarded to you. *An award letter is based on full time (12 units) enrollment and subject to change based on academic eligibility and availability of federal funds.


STEP FIVE:

Sign up for Sallie Mae® Direct Deposit and receive your funds electronically. Your financial aid is deposited into your existing checking account.  You no longer need to stand in line, or wait for the mail to come to receive your financial aid check.  You no longer need to remember a new set of log on credentials.  Signing up for Sallie Mae® Direct Deposit is safe, simple, and convenient.


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 Last Published 3/20/14