Financial Aid

Federal, state, foundation, and institutional aid can help minimize the cost of your college education. All students are encouraged to apply.

Over 75% of TCLA students receive some form of financial aid, through federal scholarships, Cal Grants, Work Study, outside sources, or Touro scholarshipsIn some cases, students may qualify for enough aid to attend TCLA tuition free.

All students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state, and Touro aid. California residents may apply for a Cal Grant (which requires an additional form as well as the FAFSA). In addition to federal and state aid, we encourage you to look into what external scholarships are available, such as through Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles and Jewish Free Loan Association. Two other good resources for external scholarships, are Fastweb and the College Board Scholarship Search.

All students who apply for financial aid will be automatically considered for Touro grants and scholarships, which include both merit and need-based awards. 

Financial Aid Refund

If the federal and state aid you receive exceeds your tuition and administrative fees, the Bursar will return the excess to you to use toward other college-related expenses – this is commonly referred to as a “refund.” 

The Registrar and the Bursar work together to confirm student enrollment, satisfactory attendance, and academic progress before issuing any refunds.

Financial Aid Policies

Awarding Policy  

Disbursment Policy  

Financial Aid Reference Documents  

Professional Judgment Policy  

Reporting Fraud Policy  

Student Loan Code of Conduct  

Verification Policy  

Withdrawal and Return of Funds  

Contact the TCLA Financial Aid Coordinator and Registrar:
Rivka Weinberg
1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90046
323-822-9700 ext. 85152