University description (as per official university website)
Westmont College, is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts college located in Santa Barbara, California, United States. It was established in 1937, and was initially known as Bible Missionary Institute, which was later renamed as Westmont College. Spread across 110 acres of hills, the campus is nestled in the hills of Montecito. US News and World Report ranked the college 111th among the "America's Best Colleges 2009" in the liberal arts colleges category. It offers over 25 majors in wide range of subjects. International students constitute a significant number of strength of the college.
Each of the programs, services, and resources Westmont offers contributes toward educating you as a whole person:
* Your intellectual development will take place not only in the classroom, but also through residence hall programs, chapel/convocation, and more;
* Your spiritual growth will be fostered not only in chapel, but by your professors and student life staff both in and outside of class, by the natural beauty of Godís creation evident as you walk through campus, and more;
* Your skills as a member of a community will become sharpened not only through your experience as a resident in the halls, but by special programs integrated with your coursework, extracurricular leadership and service opportunities, and more. It is our goal and purpose that your total experience at Westmont will challenge and support you in the process of becoming all God has called you to be.
Westmont College financial aid awards consist of grants, scholarships, loans and Federal Work-Study.
To determine eligibility for grants, loans and student employment, the student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available in high schools and colleges. Students may choose to submit the FAFSA on the Web, http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students must reapply each year. Returning students can expect to receive a Renewal Reminder e-mail sent to a valid e-mail address from the prior yearís FAFSA. If an e-mail message is returned as undeliverable, a paper Renewal Reminder letter will be mailed to the applicant. The FAFSA may be submitted after January 1. Priority consideration is given to students at Westmont College who submit the form by March 1.
Students may receive Westmont aid for a maximum of eight semesters or until the student receives their first B.A. degree. Transfer students receive aid on a prorated scale of the units transferred at the time of admission to Westmont. Aid is not awarded to students pursuing a second B.A. and/or B.S. degree.