Admissions & Aid Financial Aid
This page provides a checklist of tasks that help students and families through the process of applying for and receiving financial aid. If you have any questions about how to navigate the financial aid application process, please contact or visit the Office of Financial Aid or consider attending an on-campus event for prospective students.
If you are a current Westmont student seeking more information about forms, policies and procedures for financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid ID
A Federal Student Aid ID is used to sign the FAFSA on the Web, as well as to make corrections, complete a renewal FAFSA, and to check on the student loan data. Parents of dependent students must also apply for a Federal Student Aid ID in order to sign their student's FAFSA renewal or corrections. Go to http://fsaid.ed.gov to apply and obtain yours.
We encourage all students and prospective students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is completed online at http://www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1; priority is given to students whose FAFSA is received by March 2.
The Federal School Code for Westmont College is: 001341
Submit the Financial Aid Data Sheet
The Financial Aid Data Sheet is required of all students who receive any type of financial assistance, including academic or talent-based scholarships. It can be found on the Office of Financial Aid page at Printable Forms.
Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
California residents are eligible to apply for a Cal Grant. First-time Cal Grant recipients must have their high school GPA (or college GPA, for transfer students with 24 or more completed college semester units) submitted electronically to the California Student Aid Commission. This is in addition to filing a FAFSA form. The deadline for both of these is March 2.
In order to ensure that you receive all the financial aid for which you are eligible, Westmont College verifies the accuracy of information that you provide via the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will request various documents as part of this process. The list of required documents specific to your application will be available on the Financial Aid Student Portal (Net Partner). Financial aid awards are subject to change if information on these forms is different from the information reported on the FAFSA. Priority is given to students whose documents are received by June 1st.
Academic Transcripts for Transfer Students and Recent High School Graduates
Recent high school graduates must submit the final transcript that indicates graduation to the Office of Admission before financial aid will be credited to the student’s account. For transfer students, academic transcripts, through the final semester/quarter, must be submitted to the Student Records Office before the Financial Aid Office can verify a student’s eligibility for student loans.
Respond to your Financial Aid Package
Once all necessary financial aid application items have been submitted and reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid, students will be sent an email indicating that the “final” financial aid package is ready to be reviewed. At that time, students must access the Financial Aid Student Portal and select “Accepting Your Aid” under the menu. Once there, a student is required to either accept or decline each source of financial aid that is listed. No financial aid will be credited to a student’s account until each fund offered has either been accepted or declined.