Veterans Day 2018

Community West is honoring our those who have served in the Armed Services with a digital display in our branches this month.  If you or your loved one has served or is currently serving, we would appreciate it if you would provide us with a service photo, name, branch of the military, and years of…

Student Loans: All the Information You Need

The federal government is by far the single largest source of financial aid to college students, but there are also state government loans, college-sponsored loans, commercial lending institutions and credit unions which also offer private student loans. Qualifying for funding involves filling out multiple forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and providing a detailed…

A Complete Guide to Financial Aid

Before applying for a private student loan, make sure that you have thoroughly exhausted all sources of free and low-cost financial aid (such as scholarships, grants, and federal direct student loans). While the process may seem daunting, planning carefully and researching all of your options can save you thousands! Completing the FAFSA The Free Application…

How To Fund Your Education

Congratulations! You’ve decided to further your education by attending a college or university! Between applying for schools, picking a major, and choosing where to go, you are probably overwhelmed by the amount of decisions you have to make.  Luckily, we have a few different suggestions to help reduce your stress when figuring out how to…

Savings Tips

Let’s be real — saving money sometimes seems like an impossibly intimidating task, especially when living life is so expensive. Well, today we are going to go over just a few different methods that can help you kick start your saving habits and help you cut down on your spending. While none of these suggestions…