WestMed College

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Financial Aid Policies and Procedures
There are various types of financial aid available to assist students who qualify. For specific information regarding financial aid programs and the College’s Financial Aid policies and procedures, please see the policies online or visit the College’s Financial Aid Advisor. All financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, or national origin.

General Information
Payment arrangements must be made and approved by the Student Accounts Office if you plan to attend courses before receiving financial aid. Students pending receipt of financial aid will be subject to late fees.

If you are scheduled to complete your program during a school year, you must submit all required documents to our office 90 days prior to your last date of attendance. Financial aid awards will be processed only for those students (first time or returning) who are currently enrolled at the College.

Eligibility for financial aid is based on your course schedule at the time of application. Therefore, if your schedule changes after the award is processed, your financial aid will be subject to delays and/or cancellation. Please speak to your financial aid advisor before making a schedule or program change.

Additional Information Sources
California Student Aid Commission
U.S. Department of Education
College is Possible
Scholarship Search and Financial Aid Calculator

The U.S. Department of Education has created the Student Financial Aid Ombudsman to work with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems with the following federal loans:

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans (for parents and grad students)
  • Ombudsman Customer Service Line (877) 557-2575 or athttp://www.fsahelp.ed.gov/

Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify at the San Jose and Merced WestMed campuses for the following programs:

  • Vocational Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Assisting


WestMed College is approved to accept the Montgomery GI Bill ®

WestMed College training at San Jose and Merced has been approved for Veteran beneficiaries and their dependents.



Scholarships are now available to WestMed College students transferring into any National University degree program.

About the Scholarship:

$2,500 awarded to every eligible student transferring from WestMed College to National University
$60 National University enrollment fee waived


Successful completion and graduation from WestMed NA, MA, VN, or Paramedic programs.



GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill