Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Tuition and Fees

Degree, College and Professional Programs

Student tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $600 per quarter unit. There is a general fee of $190 per student per quarter of attendance. The general fee covers, but is not limited to, such College expenses as classroom supplies, IT needs, library costs and examination and administrative fees.  Tuition is subject to change. Full tuition must be paid before the first day of each quarter unless the student has set up a payment schedule with the business office.  (See payment plan under Tuition and Financial Aid)

The payment schedule fee is $25. The fee for a returned check is $25. For additional information on College fees, please refer to the Southwestern College Student Handbook.

Independent Study
The 2018-19 tuition for independent studies is $870 per quarter unit.

Tuition is subject to change. Check with the Registrar for current tuition and fees.

Upon notification of acceptance into a degree program, students are expected to pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $200 by the deadline stated in their acceptance letter. The deposit is credited to the student’s account and will apply toward tuition.

A deposit of one-third (1/3) of the tuition is required to hold a student’s place in a credit class. To hold a place in Community Education Programs, payment must be made in full.

Refunds of tuition will be made to students who complete the withdrawal procedures according to the following schedule below. The refund policy for financial aid borrowers differs from the school policy (see below) and is determined on a pro-rata calculation based on the withdrawal date. Please Note: A $50 Administrative Fee will be deducted from all refunds. Additional Note: If a payment plan is being used, students continue to be liable for payments on schedule for any money still due after withdrawing from a class.


Withdrawal prior to the first week of the quarter:
100% refund of tuition

Withdrawal during the first week of the quarter:
90% refund of tuition 

Withdrawal during the second week of the quarter:
75% refund of tuition

Withdrawal during the third week of the quarter:
50% refund of tuition

Withdrawal during the fourth and fifth weeks of the quarter:
25% refund of tuition

Withdrawal at any time after the fifth week of the quarter:
No refund

The following policy applies to all weekend (NEI/Certificate) classes. Refunds of tuition will be made to students who complete the withdrawal procedures according to the following schedule.

Withdrawal prior to two weeks before the first class:
100% refund of institutional charges

Withdrawal prior to three days before the first class:
75% refund of institutional charges

Withdrawal fewer than 3 days before the first class:
No refund (Except under emergency circumstances. Written documentation must be provided.)

For Independent Study:

75% refund prior to the first day of the quarter.

First and second week of the quarter, 50% refund. No refund after that.

Refund Policy for Financial Aid Borrowers:

Regulations regarding refunds of Title IV government loans require schools to refund all unearned tuition to the lender rather than the student. This will lower the amount of the borrower’s loan. Refunds of government loans are determined on a pro-rata calculation based on the date of withdrawal. Additionally, when the school’s policy differs from the Federal Policy, students may be charged the difference.

Ordering a Transcript

To obtain a copy of your SWC transcript complete a Transcript Request Form and mail it to:

Southwestern College

Registrar’s Office

P.O. Box 4788, 
Santa Fe, NM 87502

OR Fax directly to the registrar at 505-467-6810

SWC charges $5 for each official transcript and there is currently no charge for unofficial transcripts. There is a $10 charge for a rush official transcript.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires a signed/dated request from the student.

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