Tuition and Financial Aid
The tuition at Southwestern College for 2020-21 is a competitive $600 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 9 or more quarter units
- Part time students take 4.5 quarter units
The Master’s degree program in counseling is 97 quarter units (slightly more than 60 semester hours), making tuition for the entire degree program $57,230 plus a $190 educational resource fee each quarter. The Master’s degree program in art therapy / counseling is 98 quarter units (slightly more than 60 semester hours), making tuition for the entire degree program $57,820 plus a $190 educational resource fee each quarter. Tuition increases typically occur on an annual basis in the Fall quarter.
For an estimate of the total cost of attendance (Santa Fe living expenses, books, transportation, therapy requirement, tuition, fees, etc.), please see our Cost of Attendance page.
For an overview of how different program plans (2.5-year, 3-year, 3.5-year and 4-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 2019-20 Guide to Financial Aid, which explains the financial aid process here at Southwestern College. Please contact Christy Martinez, our Financial Aid Administrator, to discuss how financial aid can work for you at (505) 467-6806; Toll-Free (877) 471-5756 Ext. 6806.
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)