Apply for Financial Aid

The 2023-24 FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications are available now!

Priority filing deadline: March 2, 2023

The school code for Southwestern College is 001294


You are required to complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year!  It's still not too late to apply for the  2023-2024 academic year!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application

California Dream Act Application

AB540 students who are US citizens or have legal residency granted by USCIS (not DACA) should complete the FAFSA, not the Dream Act Application. Visit the California Student Aid Commission page for more Information on the California Dream Act.

California Dream Act Application

Need assistance completing your FAFSA or Dream Application? We're here to help! Come to FAFSA Fridays! We'll be hosting open FAFSA labs at the Chula Vista campus and HECs on Fridays during the Fall semester. Bring your documentation and sit down with a Financial Aid staff member to discuss your questions and complete your application.