Welcome! Southwestern College’s Financial Aid programs assist students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education due to financial hardship and by working together, we can help you understand how to meet the costs of attending college and help you achieve your dream.
We look forward to assisting you as you reach your academic goals!
There are lots of important changes coming to Financial Aid, including changes to BOGFW eligibility, additional online resources, early FAFSA application period for 2017-18 and more. Click here for important information!
Cesar Chavez Student Services Center
Telephone: (619) 482-6357
|Spring 2016 Hours
Mon. - Thurs.: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Closed for holidays on 1/18, 1/29, 2/12, 2/15, 3/28-4/1 and 5/30
Interested in getting a Pell grant, federal work study funding, a Cal Grant or student loan? Everything starts with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Apply today! Click here to get started!
If you're interesting in receiving the Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGFW), which waives the $46/unit enrollment fee for the Summer '16, Fall '16 or Spring '17 terms, apply today! Click here to apply!
Important! Effective Fall 2016, there will be important eligibility changes to the BOGFW program. Students who are placed on academic and/or progress probation or Disqualified (DQ) in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring) will lose eligibility for BOGFW. Click here for more information!.
Walk In Hours
If you need to speak with a Financial Aid Specialist, you may come in during our walk-in hours at the following times:
Tuesdays from 1:30 pm - 3pm
Wednesdays from 10am - 11:30am
Please come to the Financial Aid counter during these times to complete an intake form and be sure to bring your student ID and any documentation you'll need to review. Please keep in mind that these times are for specific financial aid eligibility questions - any general issues, such as processing status inquiries, questions about completing the FAFSA or about the HigherOne cards, or requesting or submitting documents can be answered by staff at our front counter during regular office hours. Dates and times may be subject to change, based on student demand.