File Your FAFSA Today
Find out what financial aid you qualify for by filing the FAFSA.
All admitted students who've submitted their FAFSA information to Westmont will receive an email with instructions about how to view their financial aid package shortly after filing. This message will go to the email address listed on their FAFSA application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.
If you apply for financial aid (we urge every student to apply), your actual cost to enroll at Westmont depends on your family’s financial need and your eligibility for merit- and talent-based scholarships. Westmont commits a significant amount of financial aid ($22.4 million) to scholarships and grants, making our high-quality education affordable to students from a wide range of economic backgrounds.
At Westmont, institutional gift aid represents 63 percent of all aid to students; the national figure is 19 percent. Only 22 percent of aid to Westmont students comes from federal loans compared to 37 percent nationally.
For the 2019-20 school year, first-year students with demonstrated need received an average award of $40,025.
Students applying without ACT or SAT scores are eligible for all our academic scholarship tiers. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic criteria available to us. Admission decisions are always made on the basis of a holistic review, including academic credentials, an interview, extra-curricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and more.
More than 95% of first-year and transfer students receive an academic and/or talent-based scholarship.
Cost of Attendance
Your net cost to attend Westmont will likely be much less than our published tuition, fees and living expenses. Here are the tuition & fee estimates before Financial Aid.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid ID
A Federal Student Aid ID is used to sign the FAFSA on the Web, as well as to make corrections, complete a renewal FAFSA, and to check on the student loan data. Parents of dependent students must also apply for a Federal Student Aid ID in order to sign their student's FAFSA renewal or corrections.
We encourage all students and prospective students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is completed online. The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1; priority is given to students whose FAFSA is received by March 2.
The Federal School Code for Westmont College is: 001341
Submit the Financial Aid Data Sheet
The Financial Aid Data Sheet is required of all students who receive any type of financial assistance, including academic or talent-based scholarships. It can be found on the Office of Financial Aid page.
Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
California residents are eligible to apply for a Cal Grant. First-time Cal Grant recipients must have their high school GPA (or college GPA, for transfer students with 24 or more completed college semester units) submitted electronically to the California Student Aid Commission. This is in addition to filing a FAFSA form. The deadline for both of these is March 2.
In order to ensure that you receive all the financial aid for which you are eligible, Westmont College verifies the accuracy of information that you provide via the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will request various documents as part of this process. The list of required documents specific to your application will be available on the Financial Aid Student Portal (Net Partner). Financial aid awards are subject to change if information on these forms is different from the information reported on the FAFSA. Priority is given to students whose documents are received by June 1st.
Academic Transcripts for Transfer Students and Recent High School Graduates
Recent high school graduates must submit the final transcript that indicates graduation to the Office of Admission before financial aid will be credited to the student’s account. For transfer students, academic transcripts, through the final semester/quarter, must be submitted to the Student Records Office before the Financial Aid Office can verify a student’s eligibility for student loans.
Respond to your Financial Aid Package
Once all necessary financial aid application items have been submitted and reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid, students will be sent an email indicating that the “final” financial aid package is ready to be reviewed. At that time, students must access the Financial Aid Student Portal and select “Accepting Your Aid” under the menu. Once there, a student is required to either accept or decline each source of financial aid that is listed. No financial aid will be credited to a student’s account until each fund offered has either been accepted or declined.
Have a question?
If you have any specific financial aid-related questions, you can call our Office of Financial Aid at (805) 565-6063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor.
Have a more general admissions-related question? Your counselors would love to help. Find out who your counselor is and how you can reach out via phone, email, and even meet with them in person when you visit campus or at your local college fairs.