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Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Apply

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward applying and getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.  El Camino College will use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid.  All students are encouraged to complete and submit a FAFSA by March 2nd of each year.


Board of Governors Fee Waiver

California residents may apply for the California Community Colleges Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), which waives the $46.00 per unit enrollment fee.  This fee waiver is for California residents, AB 540 students and eligible
AB 1899 students, as determined by the Admissions & Records Office.  Students who meet income and residency criteria may qualify.


California Dream Act - Apply

The California Dream Act, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131

AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.

AB 131
allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as grants, community college fee waivers, like the Board of Governors Grant (BOG), Cal Grant, and Chafee Grant.
For more information about the types of financial aid Dream Act students can access, please see the California Student Aid Commission's website and PowerPoint presentation.

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 Last Published 3/30/15