Financial Aid


Financial aid is a grant, scholarship, loan or employment opportunity which assists students with their educational expenses. Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need, or the difference between the cost of education (tuition, fees, books, transportation, etc.), and the amount parents and/or students can contribute toward these expenses. Westmoreland participates in several state and federal financial aid programs.

Financial Aid Events

Westmoreland 101: Information Session
Wednesday, May 3  •  6 - 7 p.m.
All locations

Tuesday, April 25 •  3-6 p.m.
Youngwood Campus • Founders Hall

We’ll guide you through filling out the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and discuss updates to the application.

If you do not submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you could miss out on free money and low-cost loans for school. Filling out the application is easier than you think. And it's free!

You must complete the FAFSA to qualify for:

  • Federal aid programs—Pell grants,Perkins loans, Federal Direct Student Loans and Work-Study employment
  • Pennsylvania state aid programs—the Pennsylvania State Grant ProgramWork-Study employment
  • Westmoreland Programs—private grants and need-based scholarships

College-bound students are welcome at FAFSA Night or parents/guardians may attend on their own.  Attendees should bring the following documentation to the workshop to complete the FAFSA:

  •     Social Security number (parent and student)
  •     Driver’s license numbers
  •     2015 Federal tax returns (including W-2) for both parents if living in the same household
  •     2015 Federal tax returns (including W-2) for student
  •     Records of untaxed income (child support received, investment, saving and checking account balances, and assets)