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.
Financial Aid programs attempt to fill the gap that may exist between the cost of education and the money available to students from family, employment, savings, and other resources. Southwestern College’s Financial Aid programs assist students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education due to financial hardship and by working on your application together, we can help you understand how to pay your way through college and help you reach your goals more quickly.
We look forwarding to assisting you in reaching your academic goals!
Location: Summer 2014 Hours
Cesar Chavez Student Services Center Mon. & Tues. 8:00am – 6:30pm
First Floor Wed. & Thurs. 8:00am – 5:00pm
Telephone: (619) 482-6357 Friday Closed
Website: www.swccd.edu/financialaid Closed Weekends
The 2014-15 Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW) application is now available -
click here to apply! This waiver covers the Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 terms.
The BOGFW does not automatically renew each year - you must complete the online application or FAFSA to have your eligibility evaluated. To ensure adequate time for processing, please complete your application at least one week prior to registering for classes. _______________________________________________________________________________________
If you're interested in receiving financial aid for the upcoming academic year, the first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Click here to start!!
The school code for Southwestern College is 001294.
Students who have AB540 status are now eligible for California state aid. Those students without a valid social security number should fill out the 2014-15 California Dream Act Application. Click here to get started.
AB540 students with a valid social security number should fill out the FAFSA. For additional information and resources on AB540, the California Dream Act and the 2014-15 application, please click here.
Important Changes to Financial Aid!
Please check our new link on the left, "Important Changes to Financial Aid", for the most recent information on important changes to financial aid.
Walk In Hours
If you have questions about your financial aid, you may come in during our walk-in hours on Tuesdays from 2-3pm and Wednesdays from 10-11am to meet with a Financial Aid Specialist. Please come to the Financial Aid counter to sign up and be sure to bring your student ID and any documentation you'll need to review.
Important – there will be no Specialist walk-in hours on Wednesday, July 30th and Tuesday, August 5th. We are having a Processing Week in order to award as many students as possible during the first week of the semester. Specialist walk-in hours will resume on Wednesday, August 6th at 10am. Thank you.