Financial Aid Office Hours
|Monday and Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday and Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Saturday and Sunday||Closed|
Financial aid professionals can be contacted on several different platforms
If you are a student and have a quick question, we have a chat host waiting to help you (see Virtual Chat Lobby below). For more complex questions, please email the appropriate financial aid professional below.
Financial Aid office staff are available at our front counter. We are no longer accepting
appointments, as we are available for walk-ins.
To speak to Financial Aid by phone, please contact our main number. If you are unable to reach a financial aid professional, they are likely on the line with another student. Please leave a voice message and your call will be returned.
- Main Number
- Fax Number
(619) 482-6444 (our fax server can receive faxes digitally and is regularly checked for incoming documents)
Financial Aid staff are available on Cranium Café Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The rest of the day is used to process records. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please note, we cannot discuss details from a student’s file with parents or anyone else but the student themselves, unless the student submits a Financial Aid Consent to Release form. The form is year-specific and is available from the Forms page.
Financial Aid documents will only be accepted using the Financial Aid DropBox, JagDocs, or using Dynamic forms.
In order to protect personally identifiable information, please email your questions only from your SWC email account. Please allow 2-3 working days for a response. Please do not contact multiple staff at once- this will cause a delay in responding to you.
|BankMobile||If you have questions regarding BankMobile, please contact Financial Aid Senior Specialist Sergio Marquez||Sergio Marquez|
|California College Promise Grant (CCPG fee waiver)||If you have questions regarding CCPG fee waiver, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Debbie Cervantes||Debbie Cervantes|
|California DREAM Act||If you have questions regarding the California DREAM Act for AB540 eligible students, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Claudia Gaitan||Claudia Gaitan|
|California Grant – Cal Grant & SSCG||If you have questions regarding your Cal Grant or Student Success Completion Grant, please contact Senior Financial Aid Specialist Alejandro Martinez||Alejandro Martinez|
|Chafee Grant / Foster Youth||If you are/were a foster youth and have questions about the Chafee Grant, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Angel Salazar||Angel Salazar|
|Direct Loans||If you have questions regarding direct loans, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Jon Jordan||Jon Jordan|
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||If you have questions regarding federal work study, please contact Student Employment Services Specialist Sergio Soriano||Sergio Soriano|
|Formerly Incarcerated||If you are a justice-involved student and have questions about Financial Aid, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Angel Salazar||Angel Salazar|
|Homelessness & Unaccompanied Youth||If you are a homelessness or unaccompanied Youth applying for aid, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Angel Salazar||Angel Salazar|
|Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)||If you have questions regarding satisfactory academic progress (SAP), please contact Financial Aid Specialist Jon Jordan||Jon Jordan|
|Scholarship||If you have questions regarding scholarships, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Claudia Gaitan||Claudia Gaitan|
|SWC Promise||If you have questions regarding SWC Promise Program, please contact Financial Aid Specialist Claudia Gaitan||Claudia Gaitan|
|Student Liabilities - Overpayments||If you have questions about overpayments and liabilities due to a change in your enrollment status and/or withdrawing from school, you can email your question to Senior Specialist Alejandro Martinez||Alejandro Martinez|
|Veteran Students||If you are a veteran and have questions regarding your change in income due to separation from the military, please email Financial Aid Specialist Angel Salazar||Angel Salazar|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook- being managed by Angel Salazar||Angel Salazar|
|General email, financial aid award status and verification||Financial Aid processing time takes up to 3-4 weeks during peak time (the first month or so of each term). Please check your SWC email regularly for any updates or additional requests. To check if you have missing documents please Log in to your MySWC portal. If you do NOT have any required documents, you are not required to take action, please check your SWC email for updates related to your financial aid file. For additional assistance please contact the Financial Aid General Email. Please use your SWC email address ONLYfirstname.lastname@example.org|