Student Financial Aid
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Welcome to the Coast Community College District! The District is comprised of three institutions: Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. All three institutions offer a full array of student financial aid programs, grants, work study, and loans to full-time and part-time students. Student financial aid resources are intended to supplement, not replace, the financial resources of the student and/or the family. Student financial aid is available to assist you with the cost of education; this includes enrollment and tuition fees, books, supplies, food, housing, transportation, computer, and personal expenses.
The Financial Aid Office on each campus is committed to helping students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. Although the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and his/her family, we recognize that many families have limited resources and are unable to meet the cost of a college education. Our programs are designed to meet these needs and each campus will assist each student based upon that student's needs.
The student financial aid programs that are available to eligibile students are:
The links on this website will give you an overview of each of these student financial aid programs and the processes for eligibility and application.
We hope you will find the website helpful and return regularly for new, updated information and that it becomes a valuable tool as you plan the financing of your of education.
Financial Aid Office Hours
- Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Friday - 8:00am - 12 noon
- Our preferred method of contacting us is at our email address: FinAid@gwc.cccd.edu. We are working hard to ensure all emails needing responses are replied to as quickly as possible.
- Due to high call volume and so that we may process everything as timely as we can, we may not always be able to answer all phone calls. However, if you would like to call us, our main line phone number is (714) 895-8394.