External scholarships are scholarships provided by groups or organizations other than West Coast University. Sources of external scholarships may include employers, community groups, philanthropic organizations, etc. We encourage students to apply for as many external scholarship opportunities as possible, and have partnered with Scholarship Universe to assist you in your efforts. Scholarship Universe is an independent database that uses information that you provide to identify possible scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. There is no cost for access to this database, which can be accessed through our secure student portal. Please be wary of anyone asking for fees for giving you scholarship information. Although there may be people out there providing a viable service for students who pay a fee, the vast majority of charitable funding organizations do not require application fees.
If you secure any external scholarship funds, be sure to let your campus Financial Aid Office know. If scholarship funds will be payable to the school to offset tuition or fees, we may be able to reduce your payment plan or student loans.