Federal Emergency Relief Grant
Applications for the Federal CARES Act emergency grant for spring 2021 are now closed. Applicants who already submitted aplications will receive a response via student SWC email within 5-10 business days. All financial aid disbursements are processed and paid through BankMobile.
2021-2022 FAFSA Application is open, 2020-2021 still available
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 by the state priority date of March 2, 2021, for financial aid to maximize your eligibility and avoid missing important deadlines.
Haven't applied yet for the current school year, 2020-2021? You still can! Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA now at the same link above- you may still be eligible for retroactive aid for fall 2020 or for this spring and summer. 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 Fridays 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!
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.
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.
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.