Announcing a great new service for students receiving financial aid - the SWC Access Card!
Southwestern College has partnered with Higher One® to bring a new
method for receiving financial aid refunds/disbursement and managing
money to Southwestern College students by the SWC Access Card.
Students are now able to choose how they receive their funds –
electronically deposited to their current checking account, continuing
to receive a paper check, as in the past, or having funds deposited
electronically to a new Higher One® checking account. Students can now choose the method that works best for them, while receiving disbursements more efficiently and securely.
If you have received a green “Get started now” packet from Higher
One®, just choose the option that best fits your needs and be sure to
get started as soon as it arrives. Only those students who have been
awarded financial aid will be receiving one of these packets. Please
activate your card and make your choice as soon as possible to ensure
there is no delay in receiving your funds!
What does the SWC Access Card mean for students?
It means more choices for managing your money and receiving your
Financial Aid refunds/disbursements. Our partnership with Higher One
ensures faster delivery of your disbursement/refunds we may have for you
and smarter ways to manage that money.
What if I need help signing up?
Finanical Aid staff can answer your questions and assist you in signing
up for this new service. Please just come to the Financial Aid counter,
1st floor of the Cesar Chavez Center, during regular business hours. We
have also set up a special email address just for you to answer
questions and help you with the process. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also a number of instructional videos
on the www.SWCAccessCard.com website to walk you through the sign up
process and answer your questions
Why are we making this change?
For years, students have been asking us to find a way to allow them to
have their financial aid disbursements automatically deposited to their
checking accounts, rather than having for wait for a check to arrive in
the mail and then having to go the bank to get it cashed or deposited.
This is a direct response to those requests - the HigherOne solution
allows us to offer this service to students, ensuring funds are
delivered faster and safer while reducing processing time and minimizing
HIGHER ONE ATM CAMPUS LOCATIONS:
- Chula Vista Campus, Campus Bookstore, Bldg 630 Outside the front entrance, available 24/7
- Chula Vista Campus, Student Activities Center Open M-Th, 8am - 6pm and F 8am - 3pm
- San Ysidro Campus, Student Center Open M-Th, 8am - 10pm and F 8am - 3pm
FAQs on HigherOne
SWC Access Card Website to make your choice and activate your disbursement delivery choice.
HigherOne Fee Schedule
Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule