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Don’t Navigate Financial Aid Alone

There’s different ways to finance your education. We can help you find the solution that’s right for you.

Financial Aid

At the Financial Aid office, our goal is to help you find the right solution for you. We will help you navigate different types of aid available, including:

  • Scholarships and grants
  • Loans
  • Military benefits
  • Employer tuition reimbursement
  • Payment plans

All students are encouraged to apply for aid if unable to meet educational costs on their own.

The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Financial Aid office uses this information to determine eligibility and provide you with an estimated financial aid offer.

Your application will determine if you qualify for federal aid programs such as grants, student loans, and the federal work-study program.

Ready to get started? Start with this list of resources:

For our third-party servicer contracts and our code of conduct regarding lender relationships and loans, please view the respective pages.

General Forms

2022 - 2023 Forms

2021 - 2022 Forms

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student

5/14/2020

West Coast University (OPE ID: 036983) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.

WCU appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. We take receipt of these federal funds seriously and are distributing them in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance.

WCU is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Marilyn Faller, Vice President, Financial Aid, mfaller@westcoastuniversity.edu

  • WCU signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. WCU has used, or intends to use, 100 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that WCU will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to WCU’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $5,898,911
  • The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is $5,898,911.
  • The estimated total number of students at WCU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of the date of this Fund Report is 9,456.
  • The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is 4,912.
  • The methods used by WCU to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are provided at Attachment A.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by WCU to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at Attachment B.

Update 7/5/21 and 9/28/21

West Coast University (OPE ID: 036983) received education stabilization funds under Section 314 (a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.

  • WCU signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. WCU has used, or intends to use, 100 percent of the funds received under Section 314 (a)(4) of the   CRRSAA to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that WCU will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to WCU’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $8,200,763.
  • The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 314 (a)(4) of the CRRSAA as of the date of this Fund Report is $8,200,763.
  • The estimated total number of students at WCU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 314 (a)(4) of the CRRSAA, as of the date of this Fund Report is 12,238.
  • The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 314 (a)(4) of the CRRSAA as of the date of this Fund Report is 6,314.
  • The methods used by WCU to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 314 (a)(4) of the CRRSAA are provided at Attachment A.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by WCU to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at Attachment B.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

2020 Q3 quarterly report

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I and II (a)(1) Institutional Portion

2021 Q1 quarterly report
2021 Q2 quarterly report
2021 Q3 quarterly report