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Welcome Statement

Welcome to the East Los Angeles College Financial Aid web page. Education is a wonderful opportunity to improve your life through learning, and it is an excellent way to realize your career goals. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office can help you reach your educational goals by assisting you in applying for fee waivers, grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Please take the time to browse the site and get the information you need.

We are here to help you achieve your dreams.

Best Wishes,

Lindy Fong
Director of Financial Aid

Attention - Important Announcement!

2024-2025 Financial aid applications are now available online.

There are some new terminologies to the 2024-2025 Financial Aid Applications.  These new terminologies may be confusing to the returning applicants.  However, first time financial aid applicants will not be affected. 

When completing the 2024-2025 application, please read carefully the information requested.  If you need assistance, our financial aid staff will be available to assist.  There will be many FAFSA or Dream Act Application workshops available to assist with your application process.  Please visit our Financial Aid Website on a regular basis to obtain the latest information and/or workshops date, time, and location.

For more information on the 2024-2025 FAFSA application process, please click here. For details regarding the 2024-2025 Dream Act application process, click here. We will provide further details as they become available. The Department of Education has created a page addressing the issues relating to the 2024-2025 FAFSA application process. Click here to access the 2024-2025 FAFSA Issues Alerts Page.

Remember, we, the ELAC Financial Aid Office Team, are here to assist you with your educational journey!


Apply Now!

2023-2024 Financial aid applications are currently available online:

Which application is right for you?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

Who's Eligible for FAFSA

  • Citizens
  • Legal Permanent Residents
  • Eligible Non- Citizens (per FAFSA)
  • T visa holders

Who's NOT Eligible for FAFSA

  • Any other immigration status that is not listed above including:
    • DACAmented students
    • Undocumented individuals

File a 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The application became available on October 1, 2022.

Our school code for the application is 001222 (FAFSA). Best practice is to use the IRS data retrieval function to download yours and your parents’ federal tax data. It will help expedite the application process and reduce the chances of being selected for verification (a longer process).

California Dream Act Application (CADAA):

Who's Eligible for CADAA

  • AB 540/ SB 68 Eligible Students Who Are:
    • Undocumented individuals
    • DACAmented individuals
    • U visa holders
    • TPS holders

Who's NOT Eligible for CADAA

  • Any visa holder (except U)
  • Citizens
  • Legal Permanent Residents
  • Eligible Non-Citizens (per FAFSA)

File a 2023-2024 California Dream Act Application at The application is available on October 1, 2022.

Our school code for the Dream Act application is 02226000 (CADAA).

Still not sure which application to fill out, click here for more details on both applications or click here information on our services.

Scholarship Announcement

Our office is pleased to announce the availability of a few scholarships currently available. 

Keenan Insurance ScholarshipsThe Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Keenan Insurance scholarship opportunity for CCC students! The Keenan Insurance Scholarship seeks to increase the diversity of professionals working within the insurance, risk management, and financial services industry by providing scholarships to underrepresented students at California Community Colleges. For 2024, a total of $9,600 is available for disbursement. Students must apply to their local college Financial Aid Office. Application period: February 1, 2024-October 31, 2024

HeySunday’s Annual Eco-Warrior Scholarship - The Eco-Warrior Scholarship is a recurring scholarship open to all students who seek to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. The next deadline to apply is December 1, and winners will be announced on December 31. At HeySunday™, we encourage small actions with large impacts through our Eco-Warrior Scholarship. This $1,000 award supports a student committed to combatting climate change, either by daily eco-friendly choices or by pursuing environmental activism. Application deadline: December 1, 2024. Winner Announcement Date: December 31, 2024.

Click here for additional scholarship information

Financial Aid & Scholarship Office Presents: Pathway to Success Workshops

This workshop is designed to:

  1. Meet the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) disqualification petition requirement,
  2. Gain a better understanding of the financial aid SAP policy, Appeal Process, and federal aid regulations that affect your eligibility.

Students that are SAP Ineligible must appeal to regain financial aid eligiblity. In addition to the appeal and supporting documentation, students must complete the Pathway to Success Workshop each academic year. The workshop may be completed online or in-person. Each in-person workshop is limited to the number participants. Click here for the current in-person workshop flyer.

To complete the online workshop, click Online Pathway to Success Appeal Workshop

To RSVP for an in-person workshop, come in to our office or Connect With a Financial Aid Staff

Check Your Financial Aid Status

Now you can complete most of your financial aid additional documentation request online at

To check your financial aid status, log into your Student Portal at

Learn More

School Code

Federal School Code:
Dream Act School Code:


Metrolink Student Adventure Pass

Introducing the new Student Adventure Pass  Starting October 9, 2023, getting around SoCal is about to get a whole lot easier for students. From work to school to weekend adventrures, if you’re a student you can hop on any Metrolink line, any time – for free – with the new Student Adventure Pass.  So mark your calendar because you’re about to be even more unstoppable.  GET ON BOARD  Students Ride Free  Activate your Student Adventure Pass prior to boarding the train and be ready to present your valid Student ID to the conductor upon request.  Every
 Destination, Every Day The new Student Adventure Pass connects every student to every Metrolink destination, every day. Take the train to school, work, or adventures throughout SoCal.   How to Connect Check out your school and the station connections that will get you there easily at