Tuition and Financial Aid
The tuition at Southwestern College for 2017-18 is a competitive $570 per quarter unit. As a private institution, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
Total tuition will vary each quarter depending on the number of quarter units taken.
- Full time students take 10 or more quarter units.
- Three-quarter time students take 7-9 quarter units
- Part time students take 5-6 quarter units.
Both of our Master’s degree programs are 91 quarter units (60 semester hours), making tuition for the entire program $51,870 (based on 2017-18 rates) plus a $165 educational resource fee each quarter. Tuition increases typically occur on an annual basis in the Fall quarter.
For an overview of how different program plans (2 year, 2.5 year, 3 year and 3.5 year plans) affect tuition and student loan availability, please visit Counseling Program Plan Options and/or Art Therapy/Counseling Program Plan Options.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Most Southwestern College students finance their graduate work using some combination of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans, scholarships, personal or family savings, working while in school, Federal Direct PLUS loans, or private lender loans.
For detailed information, download and read the SWC 2017-18 Guide to Financial Aid, which explains the financial aid process here at Southwestern College. Please contact Laura Aguiar, our Financial Aid Administrator, to discuss how financial aid can work for you at (505) 467-6811; Toll-Free (877) 471-5756 Ext. 6811; Fax (505) 467-6812.
Please explore the links below for information on Federal Direct Student Loans, SWC Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships and other financial aid options:
For more information
contact the Financial Aid Office
Direct: (505) 467-6811
Toll-Free: (877) 471-5756 Ext. 6811
Fax: (505) 467-6812
U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
FAFSA4caster (estimate federal aid available)