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!

Apply Now!

2024-2025 Financial aid applications will be available late December 2023 - early January 2024.

2023-2024 Financial aid applications are 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 www.studentaid.gov. The application is 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 https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing. 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 access our services.

ELAC Foundation Scholarship Announcement

The East Los Angeles College Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) scholarships for the Fall 2023 semester. Now available are the CCCSE Part of Osher Initiative and Southern California EDISON STEM scholarship applications.

CCCSE Part of Osher Initiative Scholarship ($750) - Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, thousands of California Community College students, like you, may receive an Osher Scholarship as part of the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment. Mr. Osher’s vision is to “not only bene it the community college students of today but countless more for years to come.”

East Los Angeles College Foundation participated in the FCCC/Osher matching fund Initiative and currently has over 1.8 million dollars in an endowment fund that is designated for East Los Angeles College students. That was accomplished through the diligent fundraising efforts of the ELAC Foundation staff and Board of Directors.

Southern California EDISON STEM Scholarship ($1,000) - The Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship is made available to provide financial assistance to students pursuing STEM Majors.

Use the links below for scholarship details, criteria, and application information. 

ELAC Foundation Scholarship Flyer Link

ELAC Foundation Scholarship Guidebook

Application Link

Deadline - Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m


Click here for addtional scholarship opportunities

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 elac.verifymyfafsa.com

To check your financial aid status, log into your Student Portal at mycollege.laccd.edu

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School Code

Federal School Code:

Dream Act School Code: