Affording College Admissions & Aid

File Your FAFSA Today

Find out what financial aid you qualify for by filing the FAFSA.

All admitted students who've submitted their FAFSA information to Westmont will receive an email with instructions about how to view their financial aid package shortly after filing. This message will go to the email address listed on their FAFSA application.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

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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 2019-20 school year, first-year students with demonstrated need received an average award of $40,025.

Applying test-optional?

Students applying without ACT or SAT scores are eligible for all our academic scholarship tiers. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic criteria available to us. Admission decisions are always made on the basis of a holistic review, including academic credentials, an interview, extra-curricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and more.

More than 95% of first-year and transfer students receive an academic and/or talent-based scholarship. 

Learn more about our available scholarships

Cost of Attendance

Your net cost to attend Westmont will likely be much less than our published tuition, fees and living expenses. Here are the tuition & fee estimates before Financial Aid.

Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 school year, first-year students with demonstrated need received an average award of $40,025. Find out more about applying for Financial Aid here.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your net cost with our net price calculator.

Net Price Calculator

Have a question?

If you have any specific financial aid-related questions, you can call our Office of Financial Aid at (805) 565-6063 or email to schedule an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor.

Have a more general admissions-related question? Your counselors would love to help. Find out who your counselor is and how you can reach out via phone, email, and even meet with them in person when you visit campus or at your local college fairs.