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Everyone can use some help paying for college, right? So you should definitely apply for financial aid, even if you think you're not eligible. Who knows, you might be surprised!

What Is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is funding provided by federal and state governments, as well as 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.

Financial Aid Disbursement

Paid Like a Paycheck

West Hills Financial Aid Students will now be receiving payments every two weeks, like a paycheck, instead of one or two lump-sum payments.


Dividing Financial Aid Into Multiple Payments Promotes Student Success!

How Does Paid Like a Paycheck Work?

If your financial aid package is more than your tuition, fees, and on-campus living costs, you will receive a financial aid refund. This refund is then split into payments that you receive every two weeks. your first payment will be larger and will allow you to purchase books and supplies need for school.

Visual representation of Financial Aid Package Calculation Payment Schedule example

When Will I Get Paid?

Payments for both the fall and spring semesters are made every two weeks.