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Financial Aid Office Mission:

The mission of the Student Financial Aid Department is to provide WHCCD students with the timely delivery of financial assistance while maintaining accountability and proper stewardship of the public, institutional, and private funds with which it is entrusted.  We are committed to providing courteous service to support the academic mission and goals of the college, community and its students.

What Is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is funding provided by federal and state governments and institutional sources to help students with their educational expenses. The funding is made up of grants, scholarships, and loans. Loans have several repayment options.

How To Apply:


Check out our online application instructions page or visit the FAFSA web page. You can also stop by any of our financial aid offices on campus for application assistance. Priority application deadlines are established each year. Students are encouraged to apply in advance to meet these deadlines.


Financial Aid Research Study

West Hills College is working with a research organization called MDRC to learn how financial aid can best assist students with managing their finances and succeeding in college. As part of this study, West Hills College will share your student records data with MDRC beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. These data include personal identifiers, such as name and contact information, enrollment, credits attempted and completed, grades, and financial aid awarded and disbursed. Information that MDRC collects for the study will be kept confidential and will be used for research purposes only. If you have questions about the study, or you don't want to be contacted or your data to be shared, please email and include your student ID number.

Need More Answers?


Parents and students with more questions should review the Cash For College publication from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.  Cash For College offers basic facts about student aid programs and application procedures.

Federal Student Aid for College or Career School - The U.S. Department of Education provides grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. The Department is the source of nearly 70 percent of all student aid awarded in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of the Department's aid is not based on academic merit. For further information and an online application, visit the Department's Web site at Alternatively, you may call the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll free: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY for the hearing-impaired is 1-800-730-8913.





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