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What is Financial Aid

Financial aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, employment, and loans. This assistance makes it possible for students to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their family cannot meet the full cost of the college they choose to attend.



Tuition & Fees

WLAC remains one of the most affordable college nationwide. To determine a student's financial need, the financial aid office will take into consideration the student's cost of attendance and expected family contribution (see Cost of Attendance table below).

Fees may be paid online via the Student Information System.

NOTE: Fees are are subject to change by the CA Legislature.

For more details on fees, see the college catalog.



Because WLAC is a public college, we can keep tuition low and quality high.


 Effective Fall 2014

CA Resident   

$46  per unit enrollment fee


$46  per unit enrollment fee

$215 per unit tuition fee


International Students

studying from 



$46  per unit enrollment fee

$215  per unit tuition fee

$35  Application Fee

International Students

with an F-1 Visa studying ON CAMPUS


$46  per unit enrollment fee

$215  per unit tuition fee

$35  Application Fee

$25  SEVIS Processing Fee

$600  Insurance Fall or Spring    


ASO Fee: Fall or Spring $7.00; Winter or Summer $3.00

Student Representation Fee: $1.00

Health Fee: Fall or Spring $11.00; Winter or Summer $8.00

Parking Pass: Fall or Spring $27.00 Preferred Parking (includes ASO Fee & Other Perks) $20.00 Regular Parking; Winter or Summer $7.00 


Fee Waivers ($0 Tuition!), Scholarships, Federal & State Grants, and Low Interest Loans Available. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance.


Cost of Attendance Table

The cost of attendance is based on the Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS) data and updated for three years of inflation using the estimated California Consumer Price Index.


The following table shows the 2014 - 2015 Cost of Attendance budget for a student living at home with parents and a student living away from their parents:


The financial aid office may also add the following to a student's cost of attendance, if applicable:

  • Out of State Non-Resident Fee: $215 per unit (in addition to the $46 per unit fee)
  • Foreign Citizen Non-Resident Tuition for International Students studying from outside the U.S.: $215 per unit (in addition to the $46 per unit fee) + $35 Application Fee
  • Foreign Citizen Non-Resident Tuition for International Students with an F-1 Visa.: $215 per unit for all units + $46 per unit enrollment fee +  $35 Application Fee +  $25 SEVIS Processing Fee + $600 Insurance Fall or Spring  ($250 Winter or Summer)
  • Child Care cost: $1,000 annually
  • Insurance Fee: $88 annually or $44 (one semester)