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Southwestern College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Direct loans are simple. You borrow directly from the federal government and have a single contact for everything related to the repayment of your loans. You will have online access to your account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Federal Student Aid  and can choose from several repayment plans that are designed to meet your needs.

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Info about getting and receiving your student loan

Entrance & Exit Counseling

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Loan Repayment & Leaving School

Info about loan repayment, leaving school and default prevention

Types of Loans & Interest Rates

Info about types of loans & interest rates

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SWC partnership with ECMC

Southwestern College has teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to answer all of your student loan repayment questions. Solutions is a service of the non-profit organization ECMC and is dedicated to helping students manage educational loans. Their resources are available to you free of charge. To contact a Solutions Student Loan Repayment Advisor, ECMC email or web chat, or call them at 1-877-331-3262.

Students loans automatically entered into forbearance due to coronavirus

Please note that, due to the outbreak of coronavirus/Covid-19, student loans are being automatically placed into forbearance (relief from making monthly payments) from March 13, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2020. For more details, please see Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents.

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