Welcome to the Financial Aid Office web site. The Financial Aid Office staff is here to assist you with questions regarding the student financial aid process. We encourage you to apply for financial aid and utilize the links located to the left of our website to navigate various resources available to you as a current or prospective student at Golden West College.

To apply for financial aid, (or the fee waiver), you need to complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA and list our school code.

Student Financial Aid

Having trouble figuring out your financial aid? Come to our workshops and let us help you.

FINANCIAL AID 101: FAFSA submitted. Now what?

MAXED-TIME FRAME: Have you hit the Maximum of 90 Units? Come find out what the next steps are for the appeal process.

GPA RATIO/UNIT COMPLETION: Let’s define what an appeal is and how the process works. Understand what it means to become an appeal student.

GWC Financial Aid Office Hours
  • Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday – 8:00am – 12 noon
  • Our preferred method of contacting us is at our email address: We are working hard to ensure all emails needing responses are replied to as quickly as possible.
  • Due to high call volume and so that we may process everything as timely as we can, we may not always be able to answer all phone calls. However, if you would like to call us, our main line phone number is (714) 895-8394.

For an overview of student financial aid programs and processes for eligibility and application, please return to the Coast Community College District Financial Aid website:

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Monday – Thursday,
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8 am to 12 noon
Closed Weekends and Holidays

(714) 895-8394

For additional information, please email us at

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Notice

Important Notice: Loss of Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) – Effective Fall 2016

  • Avoid Loss of Your Fee Waiver for Academic Progress Reasons. If you have a cumulative GPA under 2.0 for two consecutive regular semesters (summer excluded), you lose your fee waiver until your accumulated GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  • Avoid Loss of Your Fee Waiver for Progress Standard Reasons. If you are on Progress Probation for two consecutive regular semesters (summer excluded), you lose your fee waiver until your completion percentage of units attempted becomes more than 50%. W, I, NP, or NC grades are considered not completed.
  • Avoid Loss of Your Fee Waiver for a Combination of Academic and Progress Standard Reasons.

Loss of BOGFW videos

Four videos have been posted on the I CAN website to help students understand the new BOGFW changes: Watch BOGFW videos here