If your attendance at SWCC could depend on the financial aid available to you, we strongly urge you to submit your application as soon as possible. The application and award process could take four to six weeks.
apply, complete the -Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You can get a FAFSA PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov which is required to sign and submit the application online.
You will also need SWCC FAFSA code: 007260. Even though you may have your SAR (Student Aid Report) distributed to multiple colleges, you can receive financial aid from only one college per semester.
A number of applications will be marked for verification by the federal government, based on the past year's tax returns, and will require additional documents from the applicant be submitted to Southwest's Financial Aid office. Further information is available here.
Assistance is available to help you complete the FAFSA
You may bring a copy of your tax forms, and your parents' tax forms if a dependent, (1040, 1040a, 1040ez, etc.) to the Financial Aid office in Tazewell Hall Room 104 and someone will assist you.
Note: The links provided to you on this site are to the FREE FAFSA website; the correct FAFSA site will NOT require any application payment
-Financial aid consists of several different programs, but is, generally, divided into three major categories: grants, scholarships, and work programs. A listing of the various programs offered is available in the Student Handbook.
-Financial aid applications must be filed each year. The summer term is the beginning of a new financial aid year so new applications should be filed in March.
Scholarships Applications must be submitted each year by the deadline noted on the website. Applications and requirements for scholarships may be obtained by contacting 276.964.7292 or by emailing DR. email@example.com or at the scholarship application website http://www.sw.edu/scholarships
Satisfactory Academic Progress -It is the desire of the College that no qualified student be denied the privilege of attendance because of financial need. Determination of need is based upon the student’s financial resources and allowances for tuition, fees, books, supplies, meals, room, transportation, and other expenses. In order to be eligible to receive aid, a student must be enrolled in a curriculum which is at least six months long and contains 24 credits with a specified completion date. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the College and the Federal Government (see College Catalog), in order to continue to be eligible to receive aid. Federal student aid funds must be used for expenses related to college attendance. The "Student Financial Aid" booklet is available with information on all financial aid programs.