Financial Planning

Financial Aid at Life West

Making the Investment Affordable

The Career Investment

Helping you find the right combination of financial aid resources to make a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree attainable.

We encourage students to apply for scholarships & federal work-study and for those needing further assistance, the federal student loan programs.

Our goal is to simplify the financial aid process and to educate students on their rights and responsibilities while providing assistance in the funding of their education. We strongly value the idea that students to be informed about the details of their financial decisions while a chiropractic student at Life West.

While we’ll outline and link to some of the common components below, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at: 1.510.780.4500 ext.2690 or via email at

Plan growing out of jar of coins representing chiropractic scholarships at Life West


Over 14 internally-funded scholarships available for current and incoming students.

Scholarships are a great way to minimize your total debt load while maximizing the value of your education. Be sure to check out all of your options! The criterion varies for each scholarship, with a high percentage available only to chiropractic students.

Explore scholarship opportunities


Federal Work-Study Programs

The student employment program provides opportunities for part-time work through both federal and institutional funding. Job listings are available for on and off-campus position.

Taking into consideration the interest accrual while in school, earning even $1,000 a quarter through a work-study program could lower your monthly payment by $165.00 and decrease your cumulative payments (principal & interest) over a 10 year payment period by $19,500.

Learn more about Work-Study opportunities

Chiropractic student working in the Life West Marketing Department as part of the work-study program
U.S. government building representing federal financial aid for students at Life Chiropractic College West

Loan Programs

Utilizing federal student loan programs

An education from Life Chiropractic College West is often, at least partially funded through federal, direct subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans.  These U.S. loan programs give students the ability to fund the portion of their tuition not covered through grants, scholarships & work-study programs.  They’re also a vehicle for deferring the costs of living expenses while focusing on your graduate degree.

What are the Financial Aid eligibility requirements?
Learn more about Federal Student loans
Learn more about the application process