University description (as per official university website)
Life Chiropractic College West, which offers the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, is internationally recognized for our leadership and innovation in chiropractic training.
Our curriculum features an integrated emphasis on chiropractic philosophy and technique which draws passionate students from around the world. The College provides solid academic and clinical experience through our 12 or 14 quarter program options. Our learning community is known for its diversity, integrity and co-operative spirit.
We are distinct from other Chiropractic schools, as Life West students are trained in over 12 different techniques through its core and elective programs, providing excellence in hands-on chiropractic education. Our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area gives students an unparalleled experience in lifestyle as well as access to mentorship and career opportunities.
Our graduates are well equipped for a career in health care, with a strong foundation in the sciences, a deep understanding of the chiropractic philosophy, practice using to cutting-edge technology and specialized training in innovative chiropractic techniques.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial Aid : Eligibility Check
Demonstrated financial need: Students must demonstrate financial need by completing an approved need analysis application. Life West requires that all applicants file a FAFSA form. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Definition of financial need: Financial need is the difference between a studentís (spouse if applicable) resources and allowable college expenses (student budget). An established needs analysis formula (FAFSA) is used to determine your financial need. This formula is based on tax year data and has budget restrictions. The financial aid office has some discretion in these areas. For example, after careful consideration, a decision could be made that expected year earnings (earnings made during the school year) more accurately reflects a student's contribution potential (rather than tax year). In addition, there are provisions along with the budget restrictions to assist students who are married with dependents and have low incomes. If you have day care expenses inform your financial aid advisor.