Financial Aid Forms


You can now complete your financial aid tasks online from any device. Complete verification forms and/or securely upload your required documents from your smart phone, tablet, or computer anytime. To check if you are required to complete any financial aid tasks, login to your Student Portal (SIS) and check your To-Do List for the "Further Action Required" task. You can visit our verification page to submit the requested documentation here.

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver, is a grant that waives enrollment fees only. The CCPG application covers the applied academic year. For example, the 24-25 application will cover Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025 terms. Students must re-apply every academic year. Eligibility is based on 2022 income and students must recognized as a California resident/AB540 eligible as determined by the Admissions Office. The deadline to submit an application is June 30th for each respective academic year. 

This type of appeal is used when a student has attempted 150% or more units required of their academic program/major. Students are notified of their financial aid disqualification by email and their To-Do list is updated with the "SAP Contract Extension L1" task.

Students can submit this appeal online by logging into the Student Portal (SIS), selecting the Financial Aid tile, clicking on the "SAP Extension of Appeal" button (on the left side of the page), then clicking the link "View/Apply SAP Appeal."

Important Note: Prior to submitting the appeal online, carefully review the instructions on page 1 of the Financial Aid Appeal for Extension form. You are required to complete an SAP Workshop online and make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to develop a comprehensive student educational (CSEP) plan.

Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. (Some people refer to these loans as Stafford Loans or Direct Stafford Loans.)

Student Eligibility

  • Complete a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • West L.A. College (WLAC) must be the student's home school within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)
  • Pursue a financial aid eligible academic program at WLAC
  • Satisfy the general student financial aid eligibility requirements
  • Have received a 2024-2025 Award Notification or a letter stating you are ineligible for any need-based aid
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units applicable to your academic program. Students under an Extension Appeal (also known as SAP Contract) must be enrolled in six (6) financial aid approved units
  • Comply with Entrance Loan Counseling requirements
  • Have an active Master Promissory Note
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Follow these steps to apply for a Federal Stafford Loan:

  • 2024-2025 FAFSA: Complete a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the FAFSA website.
  • Award Notification: Complete your financial aid file and receive your award notification or an email indicating that your file was reviewed but you are not eligible for need-based aid.
  • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling: New borrowers must go to login on to complete the Entrance Counseling. Once on the site, click “Complete the Financial Aid Process” and then click on “Complete Entrance Counseling” to access the page. This requirement does not apply to repeat borrowers.
  • Master Promissory Note: Borrowers must have an active Master Promissory Note. To confirm status or complete a new Master Promissory Note go to Once on the site, click “Complete the Financial Aid Process” and then “Complete Master Promissory Note” to access the page.

Email to @email from your email account to request a digital loan form.

Deadline to submit student loan form:

  • For Fall 2024 only students: November 8, 2024
  • For Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters, or the Spring 2025 semester only: April 22, 2025