West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Financial Aid

Financial Aid: Welcome 

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We make it our mission to help you remove obstacles that prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Come and see us during our posted drop-in hours, by phone or email, and we will do our best to help you with your college finances—quickly and efficiently. 

Special Notice:  The Financial Aid office and Admissions & Records Building will be closed on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:30am - 2:30pm.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Steps to Apply

There are just a few steps involved. Need Help? Attend a FAFSA Workshop. Please RSVP to the Financial Aid Office or wvfa@westvalley.edu

Take a look at the deadlines in our Calendar and let’s get started. 

***** ATTENTION *****

Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) warning you of scams targeting Cal Grant students.

There have been reports by students that they have been contacted by individuals claiming to be from the Commission who tell the student that they must pay money to receive, or reserve, their Cal Grant award. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The Commission and its staff never ask for money or credit card information in order for a student to receive his or her Cal Grant award. A Cal Grant is free money, and students are never charged when applying for one using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application.

Please disregard these calls (or e-mails), and alert authorities immediately if contacted. If you believe you have been a target or a victim of financial aid fraud, please contact the Commission. You may also wish to file a report with your police department and/or notify the following agencies:

California Attorney General’s Office


(800) 952-5225

Federal Trade Commission


Financial Literacy

2012 Student Services Day, Financial Aid Table

The Financial Aid office provides you with multiple resource for help with your money and most importantly; your life. Below you'll find tools you will need to obtain Financial Literacy. Whether it's preventing identity theft or budgeting your financial aid or saving tips. We are here to help.

View the Financial Literacy PowerPoint

Download the ECMC Budget Worksheet and

Download the "Practical Money Skills for Life" guides for additional information.

Other Resources

Financial Aid Office

Summer Office Hours:

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm 
7/23/14 8:30am-11:30am, 2:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday Closed 
Friday Closed 

Phone: 408 741-2024
Email: wvfa@westvalley.edu


Please read the latest and important Federal Updates for financial aid.


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