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As a precautionary measure all SWC campus facilities will be closed during the week of March 16-20.

 Although the Financial Aid Office will be closed, staff will be operating remotely during this time. Documents containing personal identifiable information can be mailed to the campus. All other communication can take place via your secured Southwestern College email account. 

 The campus will close entirely during spring break the week of March 23-27.  At this time we do not have a specific date at which the office will resume normal operations on campus.   

Financial Aid Office

Cesar Chavez Student Services Center, 1st Floor
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910



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 minimize the financial barriers to attending college and allow students to focus on academic success.  We provide services for our diverse population in a student-centered environment that respects students' dignity and privacy and focuses on providing equitable access to all financial resources.

The CA College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly the BOG Fee Waiver) is a state grant that allows students to receive a waiver of their $46/unit enrollment fees. For more information on the program and its eligibility requirements, go to our CCPG webpage and apply today!

March 2nd, 2020, is the priority application deadline for FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application for 2020-2021. Apply today! 

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

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, 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

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.