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Special COVID-19 Updates

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Grants, Loan, Textbooks

SWC Cares Emergency Grant

The Southwestern College Student Emergency Grant has been created by the Southwestern College Foundation to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.  For more information regarding this grant and other resources please visit SWC CARES.

SWC Emergency Loan

The Southwestern College Student Emergency Loan is designed to provide assistance to students that have not been awarded other aid and at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial needs. To apply for a loan, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (3 units in Summer terms)
  • Students cannot have a balance due in their student account. Students requesting an emergency loan must have a zero balance.
  • Loans cannot be issued until the first day of classes for the term
  • Only one Emergency Loan may be taken out per semester
  • Funds are limited

2020-2021 Emergency Loan Application

Applications must be completed by students and uploaded to https://go.swccd.edu/dropbox “Financial Aid > Emergency Loans”.  Processing time may take up to 10 business days

Textbook Assistance

There are a number of campus resources to help students with textbook affordability.

Department Program Eligibility Criteria Amount
Bookstore Textbook Rental Follow this link for the SWC Bookstore website Up to 50% savings
Bookstore Textbook Exchange Follow this link for the SWC Bookstore website No charge to students
EOPS Book Service  EOPS eligible students only  Bookstore voucher
Office of Student Equity Programs and Services Learning Community Book Grant  Must be enrolled in approved Learning Community Bookstore voucher