Harvard-Westlake is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background, and to maintain a balanced, diverse community of students representing a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We realize that the cost of tuition is well beyond the reach of many families. For those who demonstrate financial need, we offer a comprehensive program of financial aid that is unmatched in Southern California.

Important Dates and Information

October 2, 2017
SSS Financial Aid application process begins.

December 8, 2017
Financial Aid application deadline for current HW families.

January 9, 2018
HW Financial Aid Workshop (upper school campus). Please call to reserve a seat at the workshop. 

January 16, 2018 
Financial Aid application deadline for new applicants.

March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
9th-11th grade admission and financial aid decisions posted online.

March 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
7th-8th grade admission and financial aid decisions posted online.

HW uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to help determine financial aid grants.

HW SSS code: 3736

Visit the How to Apply for Financial Aid page for more information.

  • Melanie León
    Melanie León
    Director of Financial Aid
    Melanie León
    Melanie León

    Director of Financial Aid

    Melanie is originally from North Carolina. Before starting in our Admission Office in 2007, she taught in a small charter school in the West Adams area. In 2014, she became the Director of Financial Aid.