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What's new in Financial Aid!

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Federal Emergency Relief aid

Funds for the Federal American Rescue Plan Grant for fall 2021 are now allocated.  All financial aid disbursements are processed and paid through BankMobile.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

2021-2022 FAFSA Application is open

The 2021–2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can be completed via studentaid.gov on your computer or mobile device.  The application will ask about income from the 2019 tax year for you and your spouse, or for you and your parents.  Apply now!

FAFSA/Dream Act application workshops now available

Do you need help with completing your FAFSA or Dream Act application? The Southwestern College Office of Financial Aid is now hosting special Zoom virtual workshops where financial aid professionals will be available to help you complete your FAFSA or Dream Act application.

Workshops are held on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm.  To sign up please log into MySWC and click here

For our workshops you will need to come prepared with your FSA ID and password, income documentation, and a completed application “student demographic” section. If you are dependent student for the FAFSA or Dream Act application, please make sure you bring income documentation for the parent section also.  If you are unable to attend a workshop during our normal scheduled dates and times, please contact the SWC Financial Aid Office for additional options.

2021-2022 SWC Promise Grant Application is Open

Click here to go to the SWC Promise Grant page

Financial Aid is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Step 1

Applying for Financial Aid

Find information on submitting your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application, as well as resources, FAQs and videos to make the process easier.  Also get information on the different types of financial aid programs that are available. 


Step 2  

Getting Financial Aid

After you apply, there are things you can do to speed the process along.  Check your status, submit required documents, activate your BankMobile choice, view our disbursement schedule, and learn about the impact of the Freeze Date. 


Step 3

Keeping Financial Aid

Keeping your aid is as important as getting it. Get information on Satisfactory Academic Progress,  the impact of withdrawing from classes, monitoring the amount of Pell eligibility you have, and more! Also learn financial literacy skills to better manage your money.



Financial Aid "Quick Links"

Most Popular Links Applications Support Programs Resources
Financial Aid Forms FAFSA SWC Cares Financial Aid TV
Disbursement Schedule and BankMobile California Dream Act Foster Youth  FA Student Handbook
Financial Aid "Freeze" Date CA College  Promise Grant (CCPG)
(formerly the BOG Fee Waiver)
Homeless Students Financial Literacy
Satisfactory Academic Progress SWC Promise Student Employment FAFSA Fridays
Check your Financial Aid status Cal Vet Fee Waiver Disability Support Programs Consumer Information
Financial Aid and Withdrawing from Classes Scholarships
EOPS Cost of Attending SWC
 Types of Financial Aid   Dreamer Center Request a Financial Aid presentation
Appeals & Special Circumstances   Counseling & Career Advisement ICan AffordCollege.com

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