Financial Aid Information Admissions & Aid

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.

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 Student Financial Services.

Steps 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.

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Submit FAFSA

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 starting in December 2023; priority is given to students whose FAFSA is received by March 2. 

Submit your FAFSA

The Federal School Code for Westmont College is: 001341

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 April 2.

GPA Verification Form 



Student Financial Services may request various documents to verify your information provided on the FAFSA. 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 Student Financial Services 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 Student Financial Services, 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. 

A PLUS loan, or Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, is a federal student loan program in the United States that allows parents of dependent undergraduate students to borrow funds to help cover the cost of their child's education. 

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95% gold

of new students at Westmont receive academic scholarships, talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants

2023-2024 costs icon

Tuition | $50,500

Fees | $1,240

Room | $9,860

Board | $6,500


Westmont gives away

half a million icon

dollars in financial aid every week.


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.


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See your scholarship eligibility at a glance:

What Westmont scholarship do you qualify for? On the chart below, find your GPA and your SAT and/or ACT scores and discover the size of your scholarship award. With some scholarships, higher test scores can compensate for a lower GPA—and vice versa. This amount doesn't include any need-based aid you may receive on the basis of your FAFSA or talent-based awards such as athletics and music scholarships.

Applying test-optional?

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.

Scholarship Criteria

These scholarships are awarded to first-year and transfer students with a distinguished high school or college academic profile. More than 95 percent of first-year and transfer students receive an academic and/or talent-based scholarship. A combination of academic GPA, SAT or ACT scores and overall quality of the application determine the scholarship amount. Students eligible for academic scholarships are notified within their offer of admission.

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Net Price Calculator

Estimate your net cost with our net price calculator.


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Connect With Your 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.

Financial Aid Counseling

Contact Us

If you have any specific financial aid-related questions, you can call our Student Financial Services at (805) 565-6063 or email to schedule an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor.

Office of Student Financial Services