Tuition and Fees
Degree, College and Professional Programs
Student tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $626 per quarter unit. There is a general fee of $250 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 Catalog.
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. Payment for NEI classes must be made in full at the time of registration.
Tuition refunds will be made to students who complete the withdrawal procedures according to the schedule below. The refund policy for financial aid borrowers differs from the school policy and is determined on a pro-rata calculation based on the last day a student attended class. A $50 drop fee will be deducted from all refunds.
Refunds are calculated based on the full amount of tuition due. If a payment plan is being used, students continue to be responsible for payments on schedule for any money still due after withdrawing from a class.
Refund Schedule for 10 Weeks/Quarterly Classes
Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund is the last day of the second week of classes. No refunds after the second week of classes.
(please note: if a required graduate class begins later in the quarter, the above refund policy will be adjusted)
Refund Schedule for NEI Weekend Classes (.5 or 1 unit classes whether in person or online)
100% refund up to 72 hours before class. No refunds after 72 hours before class.
Refund Schedule for Independent Study
Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund is the last day of the first week of classes. No refunds after the first week of classes.
Refund Policy for Financial Aid Borrowers
Regulations governing 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 the student last attended a class. When the college’s refund policy differs from the Federal Policy, and the college is required to refund unearned tuition to the federal government, the student may be required to pay the College any tuition due based on the college’s refund policy.
Financial aid refunds are issued via ACH/direct deposit unless an exception is requested from the Bursar at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ordering a Transcript
To obtain a copy of your SWC transcript complete a Transcript Request Form and mail it to:
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.