Cost of Attendance & Eligibility

The Financial Aid Office considers the following costs in estimating your cost of attendance. These costs are subject to your living situation and the number of units you are enrolled in for the Fall and Spring semester.

West Valley College Fees

Fall Only

Fall & Spring

Health Service



T-Reg / WebReg



ASB Card



Campus Center Fee







Cost of Attendance

Fall and Spring

Living With Parent

Living Off Campus

Fees @ $46 per unit



















Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations:

"...for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1))."

Net Price Calculator

Calculate an estimated amount you will pay to attend WVC after grants and scholarships, but before student loans.

Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

Effective July 1, 2012: New students who are enrolling in a program of study must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent in order to be eligible for Title IV funds.

  • Demonstrate financial need (as determined by completing the FAFSA application and the "Basic Equation of Need").

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (for most programs) with a valid Social Security number (SSN).

  • Register (if you haven't already) with the Selective Service, if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25.

  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program of study at West Valley College.

  • Show, by one of the following means that you're qualified to obtain a postsecondary education:

    • Have a high school diploma

    • General Educational Development (GED) certificate.The General Education Development (GED) test may be taken by persons who are eighteen years of age or older, or who meet specific criteria for testing at age seventeen.  For more information, visit: General Educational Development Test (GED) site.

    • Students who completed a home-schooling curriculum are considered to have received a High School Diploma or its equivalent and are eligible for financial aid. 

    • Students who qualified for financial aid (prior to July 1, 2012) by passing the ATB test or completing 6 credit hours will continue to be eligible for aid due to a grandfathering clause.

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) once you're in school.

** Basic Equation of Need is the difference between the Cost of attendance and the Estimated Family Contribution (as determined by the FAFSA application).**


last published: 4/17/18