What is Financial Aid?

West Hills College can help you find the right financial aid, from grants and scholarships to loans. Financial aid comes in a number of different forms from both private and government sources. It’s all designed to help with your educational expenses. Apply today to see if you qualify.

Financial Aid Steps to Apply

Apply for Admission
First, apply for admission to West Hills College. Visit the online admissions application and follow the instructions. An admissions application must be on file in order for West Hills College to receive your financial aid application.
Apply to West Hills
Create an FSA ID
Second, create an FSA ID. Visit the FSA ID website and follow the instructions. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
Create an FSA ID
Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act

Third, begin and the complete the FAFSA or DREAM Act. If it is your first time select "Start Here", if you are a returning user, you can select "Log In." In order to complete your FAFSA you will need your FSA Id. In order to complete your DREAM Act you will need your Login Information. Please remember to list West Hills College on your application so we can receive it.

Visit the FAFSA Web Site
FAFSA Financial Aid School Codes

The school code for the West Hills College Coalinga is 001176.

The school code for the West Hills College Lemoore is 041113

If you run into any trouble when completing the online FAFSA you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.

If you require further assistance you can come into any of our financial aid offices and receive additional help.

In order to complete your FAFSA you will need your FSA Id. In order to complete your DREAM Act you will need your Login Information. Please remember to list West Hills College on your application so we can receive it. 

How much does it cost?

An education from West Hills College is a direct investment in your future.  It is also very affordable! Learn more about the cost of attendance here.

Financial Aid Offices

Select a college location to Learn more about Financial Aid options available to you at your college.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can afford college! Learn more about what options are available to you.
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  • Once you've completed admissions and the affidavit in Student Services, you will be eligible to complete an application for the California Community College Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) Enrollment Fee Waiver. Dream

    This will allow you to register for your classes and its paid for through the state of California

    WHC Lemoore Dream Resource Center

    WHC Coalinga Dream Resource Center

  • First complete a DREAM Act Application. You may need your parents' income information and both student and parent will be required to apply for a PIN to sign electronically. Your High School will need to submit your GPA electronically. Make sure the name you used in High School matches the one you use on the application. The information on the application is not shared with third parties. Deadline is March 2nd.

    Dream Resource Center - Coalinga

    Dream Resource Center - Lemoore

  • Yes, every student who is applying for FAFSA is now required to have an FSA ID. You will need to apply for one so that you have a way of electronically signing your FAFSA application.


  • No, you can select up to ten schools to receive your FAFSA data by listing them on your application. However, do not list both Lemoore and Coalinga school codes on your FAFSA; it will only delay your financial aid.

    Please only select the one you are planning on getting your degree or certificate from.

  • To apply for an FSA ID, please visit https://fsaid.ed.gov

    Click on "Create an FSA ID" tab. You will be asked to provide your name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and 5 challenge questions and answers. 

    Also, you will need to provide your email address, create a unique username, and create a password. You will use this username, email address, and password to log in to your FSA ID. 

    Save that information in your cell phone or on a card to keep in your wallet for future reference. You will be using your FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA, or other Federal Financial Aid websites.