University description (as per official university website)
Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, in Southern California, Golden West College is part of the California Community College system and was founded in 1965. On 120 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, GWC serves 13,000 students and is considered a medium-size, two-year college. GWC provides an Associate degree in most subjects, a strong university transfer program, in addition to a wide variety of short-term vocational [Certificate] options-- offering over 60 major areas. It provides a safe and secure location, a multicultural environment, an active student body and is proud of its newly developed honors program. The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day.
Golden West College’s mission is to create an intellectually and culturally stimulating learning environment for students and the community. Our students improve their basic skills, develop and enhance career opportunities, and/or prepare for transfer to a four-year institution as they become productive citizens and lifelong learners.
Golden West College is committed to excellence and endeavors to provide an optimum teaching and learning environment. This will be demonstrated by innovation which embraces demographic and technological changes.
Welcome to the Financial Aid Office @ GWC
The Financial Aid Office at Golden West College strongly encourages students to apply for financial aid and use this website to navigate the various resources available to you as a current or prospective student at Golden West College.
The Financial Aid Office provides a number of important student services, which include:
* Providing information regarding the types of financial aid available
* Helping collect and complete all necessary financial aid forms and documents
* Providing guidance on student loans and debt management.
Applying for Financial Aid at GWC is EASY AS...
1. Get Your Pin @ www.pin.ed.gov
2. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (School code 001206)
3. Complete your file. Always respond to any correspondence sent to you by the FA office.
The Financial Aid Office currently administers state and federal grants, loans, work-study, and GWC Foundation Scholarships annually for students at GWC. The most common types of financial aid that GWC students are eligible to receive include:
* Pell Grants — Federally funded grants for eligible undergraduate students;
* Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) — Federally funded grants for eligible undergraduate students (average GWC student award is $400 per year);
* Cal Grants — State-funded award for eligible students from disadvantaged backgrounds or low-income families who have exceptionally high financial need, to provide them assistance with enrollment fees, living expenses, books, supplies, and transportation;
* Board of Governors (BOG) Enrollment Fee Waivers — State-funded waivers of enrollment fees for eligible students;
* Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds — Federally funded program that provides wages to eligible students for both on-campus and off-campus employment;
* Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) — Federally administered, low-interest loans to eligible students.