Hours
Mon – Thur:            
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Location:
1st floor, Student Services Center

Phone:
(714) 895-8394

Email:
For additional information,
please email us at
FinAid@gwc.cccd.edu

Online Appointments Available!
Please inquire within the Financial Aid Office for availability

GOLDEN PROMISE PROGRAM


Golden West College is committed to the success of its students and wants to help them accelerate their education in order to start their career or transfer sooner. The Golden Promise Program (GPP) provides eligible students free tuition, free textbooks, free parking pass, and waives other fees.

Eligibility Criteria

• Enrolled Full-time (12+) units
• CA Resident
• Submitted FAFSA/Dream Act Application & completed paperwork
• 1st time students, 18-19 GPP Recipients who are returning, or Students who are CA Promise Grant eligible, but non-Pell eligible

I. 1st time college students receive free tuition, free textbooks, free parking pass, and waive other fees

Click on this link to determine eligibility
• Award Letters with instructions will be emailed to your student email account once your financial aid files are complete

II. Students who have previously received the Golden Promise Program for the 2018-2019 school year can continue to receive the award for 2019-2020! They must meet SAP and all eligibility criteria.

• Must have been awarded the GPP in both semesters for the 18-19 school year
• Students must have a 19-20 FAFSA/DA application filed and completed
• Award Letters with instructions will be emailed to your student email account once your financial aid files are complete

III. Returning or continuing students who have never received the Golden Promise Program award (and are not Pell Grant eligible but are fee waiver eligible) are eligible for free textbooks, free parking pass, and waive other fees

• Award Letters with instructions will be emailed to your student email account once your financial aid files are complete

Receiving the Funds

Students must have a BankMobile account setup and have selected their refund preference on www.refundselection.com .

Tuition and fees will be posted to student accounts in August/September. If you paid your fees in advance, you will receive a refund. You do not have to pre-pay your fees; you will have a hold on your account that prevents you from being dropped for non-payment while your award is being processed.

Textbooks will be available for pick up starting the week prior to classes starting in the GWC Bookstore. Please see GWC Bookstore for hours.

Have questions? Email Sean Corcoran at scorcoran@gwc.cccd.edu

Office Hours

Financial Aid Office Hours
Feb 4 – May 25:
8 am – 6 pm, Mon – Thur
8 am – 5 pm, Fri

Location:
1st floor, Student Services Center

Phone:
(714) 895-8394

Email:
For additional information,
please email us at
FinAid@gwc.cccd.edu