$4,532

Avg. Federal Grant

$4,451

Avg. Federal Loan

$2,942,606

Total Aid Awarded

West Shore Community College Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.

78%

Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.

$2.943M

Financial Aid Official Website

www.westshore.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid/

Such schemes include Art and Helen Nickless Scholarship, Auburn Jaycees Education Scholarship, Bay City Civitan/Marcella Barber Scholarship, and Bay City Kiwanis Educational Scholarship. It is interesting to note that, every year, around 88% of students at WSCC receive some kind of financial aid, while the total amount of assistance/loans provided is $478,631. At WSCC, the total percentage of applicants who receive the Federal Grant stands at 53%. Meanwhile, 78% of the applicants receive the Student Grant and 39% are awarded the Institution Grant, while 53% of the students get the Pell Grant. Furthermore, the average aid for the Federal Grant receivers is $4,201, and the same stands at $2,632 for State Grant awardees and $1,262 for Institution Grant recipients. As far as the Pell Grant beneficiaries are concerned, the average aid received stands at $3,275. The annual family income of the applicants is also considered for determining the total financial assistance that they will be eligible for. Alternatively, the candidates can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans, apart from financial grants and scholarship schemes to pay for their studies. In contrast to grants and scholarships, student loans are taken by the candidates at a certain rate of interest. Candidates are also required to repay these loans within a given period. At West Shore Community College, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 4%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

61%

State Grant Aid

32%

Institution Grant Aid

39%

Pell Grant

61%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid

$4,532

State Grant Aid

$3,091

Institution Grant Aid

$1,109

Pell Grant

$4,462

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000

$7,212

$30,001 - $48,000

$6,428

$48,001 - $75,000

$3,656

$75,001 - $110,000

$578

Over $110,000

N/A

Student Loans for West Shore Community College

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.

$4,451/Year

Students Taking Out Loans

7%

Loan Default Rate

19.2%

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