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9:00 am – 6:00 pm

8:00 am to 12 noon

Closed Weekends and Holidays

Walk-in Hours
9:30 am – 11:00 am

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

(714) 895-8394

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New FAFSA for the 2018-2019 school year is available!

Renew your FAFSA today!

FAFSA Workshops available every Tuesday and Wednesday.


Financial Aid Welcomes You

The Financial Aid Office staff are here to assist you with all your questions regarding the student financial aid process. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid, as a variety of assistance may be available. The Financial Aid Office does not want anyone to be deprived of an education due to a lack of financial resources.

Applying for financial aid can be a complex and confusing process. Financial aid workshops are available for students who need help! With each workshop, financial aid staff are available to help you through the application.

At Risk of Being Homeless?

A student is considered homeless if he or she lacks fixed, regular and adequate housing. This includes students living in shelters, motels, cars or parks, or who are temporarily living with other people because they have nowhere else to go. Homeless youth determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

If you believe you are at risk of being homeless; we advise you to look at our Homeless Resources

Dreamer Student Emergency Aid Grant

The State of California has provided limited funds to provide AB-540, or DACA students with emergency funding to help these students afford to stay in school. This is a state grant and does not need to be paid back. To request emergency funding, you must meet the eligibility requirements below:

1) Student has urgent need for funds to relieve emergency situation

a. For Example: medical, unexpected car maintenance (not including regular maintenance), housing emergencies or other extenuating circumstances.

2) Actively enrolled in at least 3 units at Golden West College

3) Residency Status is noted as AB-540 or DACA with the GWC Enrollment Center

4) The GWC Financial Aid Office has received a valid 2017-2018 California Dream Act Application

a. NOTE: U.S. citizens, and eligible non-citizens who qualify for non-resident tuition waiver under AB-540 are excluded from receiving any emergency funds from this program

If you meet the above requirements and would like to request emergency funds, you may click on the request form below.
Dreamer Student Emergency Aid Grant Request Form [PDF]

For an overview of student financial aid programs, processes for eligibility and additional applications, please visit the Coast Community College District Financial Aid website