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.
For the 2016-17 school year, first-year students with demonstrated need received an average award of $35,600.
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. Westmont bases admission decisions on all the information applicants submit, including essays, references, community service and leadership experience. Meeting scholarship criteria based on GPA and test scores does not guarantee acceptance.
|Augustinian Scholarship (by invitation)||Covers 85% of tuition|
|Ruth Kerr Scholarship||$20,000|
|Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship||$18,000|
|Warrior Academic Award||$12,000|
|Ruth Kerr Scholarship||$12,000|
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.
Includes at least 60 scholarships covering 85% of tuition. In February, Westmont invites some Presidential Scholarship recipients who applied Early Action I & II to compete for the awards.
Recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement with a $22,000 scholarship ($88,000 total for four years) renewable with a 3.25 GPA (3.0 if enrolled in two or more honors classes each year).
Named for our founder, the Ruth Kerr Scholarship offers eligible students $20,000 per year ($80,000 total in four years) and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Honors Westmont’s first president by awarding $18,000 per year ($72,000 total for four years) to deserving students and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Honoring the vision of many faithful men and women who helped Westmont become a premier Christian liberal arts college, this $15,000 annual award ($60,000 total in four years) is renewable with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
Grants $12,000 per year ($48,000 total in four years) to deserving students and is renewable for students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Talent scholarships are available in athletics, art, theatre and music. Applicants interested in these programs should contact the respective departments and follow the instructions for the application process and deadlines. Athletes are encouraged to visit the athletics website and submit a "Recruit Me" form found here.
To create an academic community rich in cultural diversity, Westmont offers a Cultural Diversity Award of $1,000. Incoming students who desire to incorporate their intercultural experiences into the Westmont learning environment should apply for this competitive, need-based scholarship. You can find the application here. Incoming students for Spring 2019 may apply by December 1, 2018. The 2018-2019 application deadline for Early Action admitted students is February 1 and Regular Decision is March 1.
Your net cost to attend Westmont will likely be much less than our published tuition, fees and living expenses. Estimate your net cost with our net price calculator
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Apply for
|Decision By||Candidate Reply Date|
|Fall First-Year Early Action 1||10/15/17||Beginning 10/1/17||12/1/17||5/1/18|
|Fall First-Year Early Action 2||11/15/17||Beginning 10/1/17||1/1/18||5/1/18|
|Fall First-Year Regular Action||Rolling||Beginning 10/1/17||Rolling||5/1/18|
|Fall Transfer||3/15/18||Beginning 10/1/17||4/1/18||5/1/18|
|Spring First-Year or Transfer||11/1/17||
(use FAFSA for 2017-2018 academic year)
Grants and loans are another important resource for paying for college; grants are gifts you never need to repay. Loans are repaid, usually after you leave college, and may be deferred if you attend graduate school. Westmont administers all of the listed financial aid programs.
There are several free and excellent scholarship searches available. If you’re interested in searching for financial aid or scholarship information online, we suggest you start with a reputable site such as www.fastweb.com.
Need-based grants up to $29,000.
In 2017, up to $10,756 per year was awarded to recipients who are California residents, based on financial need and academic performance.
Up to $5,920, based on demonstrated financial need according to a federal formula.
Awards up to $1,000 based on need given to students from missionary families serving overseas.
Awards range from $500 to $2,000, depending on financial need.
Jobs on campus for students with demonstrated financial need.
From $5,500 to $7,500 in low-interest, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, based on financial need and class level.
$2,000 to $5,000 per year for California residents based on financial need and class level.
Non-need-based loans to parents, based on credit worthiness, up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial aid.
This program seeks to recruit, retain and educate veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill; funds can apply to tuition and a variety of other expenses. For more information, contact your admission counselor.