Financial Aid at Western
Financial Aid Update
For those who receive financial aid, we know this has been a difficult time for you. The changes that have happened at Western during the past few months, from computer systems to trimester, have been challenging for you and for us.
We apologize to those students who have been affected. Rest assured that the college is trying its best to get aid disbursed as quickly as possible. Aid started being disbursed electronically February 5. It typically takes 1-3 days for you to see the money in your bank account, depending on the bank. Paper checks were mailed February 6 and should be in mailboxes next week.
We recognize that students have many expenses related to attending college. If you are really struggling to manage your finances, Western has options available for you. Because financial aid was disbursed farther into the term than usual, book charging was available to students at the Campus Shop. Consumer Credit Counseling Services are available to students starting in February to help provide financial guidance. Counselors are also available at the Welcome Center to help provide information and assistance to help you find a way to budget and plan for the future. They also have access to emergency funds for those truly in need.
Again, we apologize to those how have been impacted and appreciate the patience you have shown.
July Financial Aid Newsletter
The Financial Aid Newsletter contains important and helpful financial aid information for the upcoming school year.
Steps to the FAFSA
Courtesy of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Student Loan Center:
Information and requirements for all student, parent, and private loan options at
Western, including Entrance & Exit Loan Counseling.
Go to Student Loan Center
College Work Study (CWS):
CWS provides jobs for eligible students, to help pay for educational expenses, and
is a great alternative to student loans!
More about Work Study
Financial Aid Forms
Has the Financial Aid Office requested information from you that's not available on your MyWestern 'To Do List'? Find the forms you need here
Types of Aid
'Financial Aid' includes many different types of Federal and State Grants, College
Work Study, and Student Loans. Read more about the types of aid available for eligible
More about Types of Aid
Receiving Your Aid (Disbursement)
Wondering how and when you will receive your financial aid? Answers to common questions,
and info about financial aid disbursements at Western.
More about Disbursement