Types of Financial Aid

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Southwestern College offers a number of financial aid programs to assist students with their educational expenses to avoid financial barriers that might prevent them from attaining their goals. It is our goal to provide all students with all the aid for which theya re eligible. 

It is recommended that students consider the total cost of education (fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, living expenses, and transportation) when enrolling in college. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead since financial aid does not always cover all your educational needs.

Types of Financial Aid

Grants

Aid that doesn't have to be paid back

Loans

Money that needs to be repaid

Scholarships

Money provided on a competitive basis that doesn't need to be repaid

Student Employment

Money you earn

SWC Cares

Help for students suffering from unexpected financial emergencies

Other Types of Financial Assistance

Short term emergency loan,  EOPS,  textbook assistance, and more

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