Financial Aid

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Welcome to Financial Aid!

The Southwestern College Financial Aid Office  provides financial aid services to the college community by educating students and parents about federal, state, and institutional aid opportunities, which allow students to focus on academic success by removing financial barriers.  We provide services for our diverse population in a student-centered environment that respects the dignity and privacy of all and assure equity by applying need analysis consistently across the institution's full population of student financial aid applicants.

The 2019-20 CA College Promise Grant (formerly the BOG Fee Waiver) is now available!It covers Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 and waives your $46/unit enrollment fees. Apply today!

FA19 ScholarshipFlyerFall 2019 Scholarship application period is October 1-31! Over $220,000 is available and the process is completely online. To apply for these scholarship, visit the Types of Finacial Aid page.

What's new in Financial Aid!

Financial Aid is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Step 1 - Applying for Financial Aid

Submit your application

Find information on submitting your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application, as well as resources, FAQs and videos to make the process easier.  Also get information on the different types of financial aid programs that are available. 


Step 2 - Getting Financial Aid

After you apply

After you apply, there are things you can do to speed the process along.  Check your status, submit required documents, activate your BankMobile choice, view our disbursement schedule, and learn about the impact of the Freeze Date. 


Step 3 - Keeping Financial Aid

Understand & manage your aid

Keeping your aid is as important as getting it. Get information on Satisfactory Academic Progress,  the impact of withdrawing from classes, monitoring the amount of Pell eligibility you have, and more! Also learn financial literacy skills to better manage your money.