When you are ready to reserve your space in the program to which you have been admitted, you may do so at any time by paying the $200 Enrollment Deposit. This is your commitment to enroll and will be applied to your first quarter tuition and fees. It is fine to wait to pay the deposit until you have received your financial aid package letter. However, the sooner you pay it, the more secure your slot.
Financial Aid Checklist for Accepted Students
Complete the FAFSA, which is required for obtaining federal student loans as well as SWC scholarships. Completing the FAFSA online is quick and relatively easy (www.fafsa.edu.gov) . As you enter your data in the FAFSA, it will ask for the Southwestern College school code. It is 030761.
If you are awarded a graduate assistantship, Enrollment Services will generate and mail a Financial Aid Package letter to inform you. This could happen anytime between the time you submit your application to mid-June.
The Letter of Award is generated by the Financial Aid office and allows us to process your federal student loan, disburse your funding for tuition, and disperse funds to you, if applicable. The Letter of Award is generated in early July and will be sent to the address listed on your FAFSA. You must sign and return this letter to the Financial Aid office before registration.
Disbursement of financial aid usually happens at the beginning of the first week of classes. In order for disbursement to occur, you must sign and return the Letter of Award to the financial aid office before registration.