Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid team is here to help you find the best solution for you, your situation, and your needs. We are committed to helping you navigate the range of financial aid options available to you from federal, state, University, and private sources.

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We encourage all students to apply for federal financial assistance.   Start by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) with help from our dedicated team. The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility for federal and state grants and loans.  California and Florida students may also qualify for state grant funding.  Refer to the state website for additional required application materials:   




Our University offers several scholarship and grant opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students across our programs.  We also provide access to a database a private scholarship opportunities through a partnership with Scholarship Universe.


When grant aid doesn't cover the full cost of tuition, student loans can be a good option. Learn more about federally and privately funded loans, including eligibility requirements, repayment options, interest rates and fees, terms and conditions.

Military Education Benefits

West Coast University proudly supports America's veterans, active duty military personnel and their spouses. We are committed to serving you with the same integrity with which you served your country. Our Financial Aid Directors serve as certifying officials for military education benefits. 

Employer Tuition Reimbursement and Payment Plans

Payment plan options are available for students who prefer to make monthly installments, or are expecting tuition reimbursement from their employers.

Outside Financial Aid Sources

All students are encouraged to apply for federal financial assistance from outside sources if unable to meet educational costs on their own. WCU participates in several types of Title IV financial aid programs including Federal Pell Grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work Study, and the William D. Ford Direct Loan programs (subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS).

How to Apply
Private (Alternative Loans)
Scholarships and Grants
Aid Disbursements and Refunds
Verification Process
Net Price Calculator
Third Party Servicer Contracts

Code of Conduct regarding Lender Relationships and Loans
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Financial Aid Resource Publication from the U.S. Department of Education
Funding Your Education


Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator below can be used to estimate your "Cost of Attendance" at West Coast University, as well as estimated financial aid eligibility, and the “Net Price” after grants and scholarships are deducted from amounts billed by the University.

The “Cost of Attendance” also includes estimates of the additional expenses West Coast University students might incur during a ten-month academic year. These include items such and room, board, books, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, recreation, insurance, etc.

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Helpful Resources

Helpful Links
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
Overview of the Financial Aid Process
Types of Federal Student Aid
Myths About Federal Student Financial Aid
How to Manage Your Student Loans
Student Loan Counseling Demos

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