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Nothing is out of reach at West Hills, and that includes the cost of education. See how our financial aid programs support you when you need it most. Learn about West Hills’ unique “Paid Like A Paycheck” disbursement program that provides payment every two weeks.See Available Financial Aid
- No, you do not need to pay back Grant Financial Aid, unless you withdraw from all your classes, do not attend all the classes you were initially enrolled in for the term, or received all F's, NC's, or W's. There may be other circumstances that cause repayment. Loans, however, must be repaid.
- Yes, there may be additional documents you must submit in order to receive Financial Aid. You will receive an email to your student email account within 7-10 business days of the Financial Aid Office receiving your FAFSA information electronically. The email will explain that you can check your portal for any missing documents. Once all forms have been completed and turned in to the Financial Aid Office, they will be reviewed and Financial Aid eligibility will be determined. An additional email will be sent to your student email explaining how to review your eligibility.
- The amount of Financial Aid you are eligible for depends on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), your year in school, enrollment status, and the cost of attendance at the school you will be attending. Once the Financial Aid Office has reviewed your eligibility, you can go online to the myWESTHILLS Portal, click on the "Web Advisor for Students", click on "Financial Aid", and then click on "Financial Aid Award Letter". This will show you your eligibility for the school year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.
- Yes, eligible non-citizens may also qualify for financial aid. Generally you are an eligible non-citizen if you have one of the following: An Alien Registration Card (I-551) An I-551C An Arrival- Departure Record (I-94) with designations: "Refugee", "Asylum", "Parole", or "Cuban — Haitian Entrant" If you are not a citizen or an eligible non-citizen, you are not eligible for federal student aid. However, you may qualify for state or college student aid. For AB 540 students, please visit www.caldreamact.org to apply for financial aid if you complete the application process deadline each year, which is March 2nd. This is a state grant, so if eligible you wouldn't receive any awards until fall of the year. Please contact your Financial Aid Offices for more information.