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CalculatorThe college works diligently to make sure that parents have access to all the resources that they need in order to work with the college to make his/her student successful. Part of this initiative is making sure that you are informed regarding all the financial resources that will help in some difficult conversation. Financial aid office has provided resources that could be helpful as you make decisions regarding the future, and those resources include the following information and deadlines. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please feel free to call or e-mail us.

Here is the information that you should know:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2014-2015 is the financial aid application form required to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans. The most effective method for completing the application is at www.fafsa.gov. To guarantee institutional financial aid including academic and activity scholarship, returning students must complete his/her entire financial aid files by April 1, 2014. This means that you have completed the FAFSA process and filed a student data form with Southwestern College.

Make sure your student checks his/her web-based account to monitor 2014-2015 financial aid file. Remember that state and private aid have his/her own specific deadlines. It is important to make sure returning students understand and meet these requirements. These resources are invaluable to helping students and families offset the educational cost. 

If you miss the deadline, it means your institutional aid could possibly be reduced.  In addition, if you miss the April deadline and live in Kansas, you will also not be eligible for Kansas Comprehensive Grant. Fortunately, Southwestern works diligently to replace a portion of this grant by institutional need-based funds or federal loans.

If you are not interested in federal student aid, the process is much quicker. You will only need to complete the 2014-2015 student information form, located on the financial aid website www.sckans.edu/finaid. The FAFSA requirement will be waived and you will receive your financial aid award immediately!  Watch your e-mail for more information from financial aid. If you have detailed questions, please contact Aimee Campbell, financial aid counselor at (620) 229-6233 or finaid@sckans.edu

 

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