Financial Aid

Students engage in conversation in lower quad.Whittier College understands that private college expenses can be overwhelming.

Understanding this, the Office of Financial Aid is here to help guide you and your family through our scholarship and financial aid programs designed to help families in all financial circumstances.

We will provide you and your family with information, financial assistance, coordination of aid from federal and state resources, access to work and loan programs, and plans to make attending Whittier College possible.

  • Whittier College has awarded over $85 million in aid during this academic year alone.
  • More than 85% of our students receive some form of aid.
  • Most students receive a financial aid package that combines a variety of sources: Whittier College grants, scholarships, federal grants, loans, work-study, and state scholarships or grant funding.
  • We have a number of scholarship programs designed to reward students who have demonstrated academic ability, leadership, community service commitment, and special talents in high school.

Applying for financial aid will require an investment of your time, but our financial aid staff is available to assist. You can schedule a phone conversation or meeting to learn more about funding opportunities. Please contact us by email at fao@whittier.edu, by phone at 562.907.4285, or by fax at 562.464.4560.

Once admitted, your my.whittier.edu account will be your main source of information about your current financial aid status, awards, and necessary requirements. Please check your account regularly.

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