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Westmont College Costs 2016-2017 Academic Year  
Tuition $41,850
Fees $1,050
Room $8,400
Board $5,110

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:

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Westmont College Scholarships 2017-2018 Academic Year


Augustinian Scholarship $35,000 - Full Tuition
President’s Scholarship $21,000
Ruth Kerr Scholarship $18,000
Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship $15,000
Founders Scholarship $12,500
Warrior Academic Award $6,000

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President’s Scholarship $13,000
Ruth Kerr Scholarship $11,000
Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship $9,000
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Understand your real college costs

Your net cost to attend Westmont will likely be much less than our published tuition, fees and living expenses. 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 2015-16 school year, students with demonstrated need received an average award of $30,600.

Westmont Academic Scholarships

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.

The Augustinian Scholarship is awarded to 30 incoming first-year students within the college's new Augustinian Honors Program. The annual award will range from $35,000 to full tuition per year. These scholars will enrich the Westmont community with their exceptional academic abilities, strong values, character and desire to grow in their Christian faith. Early Action applicants are evaluated before 100 students are invited to campus to be considered for the scholarship. read more »

Westmont's four-year graduation rate is 73%; the national average six-year graduation rate is only 57 percent.
Approximately 95 percent of incoming first-year and transfer students receive academic scholarships, talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants.
Westmont's fall 2015 retention rate was 94 percent (42 percent higher than the national average).

Dates and Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Apply for
Financial Aid
Decision By Reply Date
Fall First-Year Early Action 1 10/15/16 Beginning 10/1/16 12/1/16 5/1/17
Fall First-Year Early Action 2 11/15/16 Beginning 10/1/16 1/1/17 5/1/17
Fall First-Year Regular Action 2/15/17 Beginning 10/1/16 3/15/17 5/1/17
Fall Transfer 3/1/17 Beginning 10/1/16 4/1/17 5/1/17
Spring First-Year or Transfer 10/1/16 Beginning 7/1/16
(use FAFSA for 2016-2017 academic year)
11/1/17 12/1/16
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"Coming here was actually cheaper than going to a public university. On top of the financial aid, the many opportunities for employment here on campus have been great ways to help keep the cost affordable."

- Steven Matsumura, Senior Kinesiology Major from Pacific Grove, Calif.

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“From my own pockets this would have been completely impossible. But my family and I are continually amazed at God’s provision and grateful for the generosity of Westmont donors, which allows me to keep coming back.”

- Shea Werner, Junior Communications Studies Major from Lakewood, Colo.

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"I plan to pursue a doctorate in immunology and become an undergraduate biology professor. If it weren’t for my financial aid package that let me continue my Westmont journey, I wouldn’t have found this passion."

- Stefanie Williams, Senior Biology Major from Inglewood, Calif.

Westmont College Scholarships (2017-2018 Academic Year)

Scholarship Annual Amount Description
The Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program $35,000 - Full Tuition The Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program includes 30 scholarships ranging from $35,000 ($140,000 total for four years) to full tuition. In February, Westmont invites 100 Presidential Scholarship recipients who applied Early Action I & II to a two-day competition for the 30 awards.
The President’s Scholarship $21,000 The President’s Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement with a $21,000 scholarship ($84,000 total for four years) renewable with a 3.25 GPA (3.0 if enrolled in two or more honors classes each year).
The Ruth Kerr Scholarship $18,000 The Ruth Kerr Scholarship, named for our founder, offers eligible students $18,000 per year ($72,000 total in four years) and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
The Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship $15,000 The Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship, which honors Westmont’s first president, awards $15,000 per year ($60,000 total for four years) to deserving students and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
The Founders Scholarship $12,500 The Founders Scholarship honors the vision of many faithful men and women who helped Westmont become a premier Christian liberal arts college. This $12,500 annual award ($50,000 total in four years) is renewable with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
The Warrior Academic Award $6,000 The Warrior Academic Award grants $6,000 per year ($24,000 total in four years) to deserving students and is renewable for students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

*All scholarships, with exception of the Augustinian, are automatically awarded at time of admission and included in the offer of admission.

Westmont Talent Scholarships

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. All applications are available online. Athletes are encouraged to visit the athletics website and submit a "Recruit Me" form found here.

Westmont Cultural Diversity Awards

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. The application deadline for fall 2017 is April 1st.

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Other Forms of Financial Aid

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. Here are the financial aid programs that Westmont administers.

Westmont Grants: Need-based grants up to $29,000.

Cal Grant: In 2016, up to $10,732 per year was awarded to recipients who are California residents, based on financial need and academic performance.

Federal Pell Grants: Up to $5,815, based on demonstrated financial need according to a federal formula.

Westmont Missionary Grants: Awards up to $1,000 based on need given to students from missionary families stationed overseas.

Westmont Merit Awards for National Merit Finalists: Awards range from $500 to $2,000.

Federal Work-Study Program: Jobs on campus for students with demonstrated financial need.

Federal Direct Loan: From $5,500 to $7,500 in low-interest, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, based on financial need and class level.

Federal Perkins Loan: Up to $2,000 in low-interest loans for students demonstrating sufficient financial need.

Westmont No-Interest Loan: $2,000 to $5,000 per year for California residents based on financial need and class level.

Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS): Non-need-based loans to parents, based on credit worthiness, up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial aid.

Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative (AVSI): 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.

More Scholarships

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.

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Actual Financial Aid Awards

Jess, senior from California
From a family of four, Jess is the first in college with an EFC* of $10,000. Her estimated need is $49,410.

Provost’s Scholarship $16,000
Cal Grant $9,084
Westmont Grant $4,562
Direct Subsidized Loan $3,500
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $2,000
Westmont Loan $2,000
Work-Study $2,000
Total Aid $39,146

Brittany, junior from Texas
From a family of five, Brittany is a transfer student with an EFC of $15,000. Her estimated need is $44,410.

Transfer Provost's Scholarship $11,000
Westmont Grant $4,544
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,500
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $2,000
Work-Study $2,000
Total Aid $24,044

Nate, sophomore from Hawaii
From a single-parent family of three, Nate is the first in college with an EFC of $1,850. His estimated need is $57,560.

President's Scholarship $20,000
Pell Grant $3,965
Westmont Grant $10,571
Direct Subsidized Loan $3,500
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $2,000
Perkins Loan $2,000
Work-Study $2,000
Total Aid $44,036

*EFC= Expected Family Contribution