How to Apply

Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is required to obtain state and federal grants and federal student loans.  If you apply online and sign your FAFSA electronically, we will receive the results in 5 to 6 business days.

Applying for Financial Aid at Southwestern College

A financial aid application consists of a completed FAFSA and any verification or eligibility documents that are required to satisfy federal regulations.  Paperwork requirements vary by individual.  You can find a list of the documents specifically required for you by visiting your Self Service account and clicking on the Finances Tab.  The entire process of applying for financial aid from the submission of your FAFSA to the release of the financial aid to your account takes a minimum of 30 days to complete.  Throughout the process, the team at the Office of Financial aid is here to assist you.

Application Tools

How to Create an FSA ID

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