Welcome! Here you will find everything you need to know about receiving money to help pay for college expenses including books, fees and transportation. Funds are provided by the federal government and the state of California in the form of loans, grants, on-campus jobs and scholarships.
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!
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 financial aid? Apply today! Priority deadline to file is March 2, 2016!! Click here to get started!
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!.
Spring 2016 "Freeze Date" is February 19th!
The "freeze date" for Spring 2016 is Friday, February 19th. On this day, we record each student’s unit load (number of units enrolled), which will determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid awards for the semester. Courses added after this day will NOT be included in the student's unit load for financial aid purposes. Click here for more more information on this important component of financial aid eligibility.
Spring Scholarship Application open through 2/28/16
Each year, through the generous contributions from the ASO, SWC Foundation and other donors, we offer more than 150 scholarships totaling approximately $125,000 for students attending Southwestern College. The Spring application period is February 1 - 28. The process is easy and completely online. Click here to get started!.
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.