Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office of Southwestern Christian College welcomes you to the experience of your lifetime! Our mission is to offer a holistic educational program that motivates our students to value and achieve academic excellence within the context of commitment to moral and spiritual values as well as to prepare future leaders in distinct communities and the world at large. Our goal is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Southwestern Christian College has a generous grant and scholarship program to help supplement family contribution. Over 95% of SWCC students received some form of financial assistance. Our Financial Aid Office looks forward to working with you and your family to determine your family's share of educational costs and the aid available to meet those costs. Come join us, we are “On the Move.”


Meet Our Team

Mrs. Tonya R. Dean Director of Financial Aid tdean@swcc.edu 972-524-3341 ext. 126
Mrs. Kim Smith Financial Aid Counselor/Secretary ksmit@swcc.edu 972-524-3341 ext. 124
Mrs. Dean Royal Default Prevention Manager droy@swcc.edu 972-524-3341 ext. 135

Percentage of SWCC Students Utilizing Aid

Student Loans
45%
Scholarships
75%
Grants
97%
Work-study
30%

Applying for Aid

STEP 1: Submit your Application for Admission to SWCC

The Office of Admission will then review your complete Admission Application including test scores and GPA. Based upon this information, your eligibility for a merit-based scholarship will be determined.

STEP 2: Apply for your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.

The FSA ID is the username and password you use on federal student aid websites such as fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov. You can complete this step online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid . En Español please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/es/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid 

STEP 3: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Your FAFSA application helps to determine your eligibility for nearly all financial aid programs, including many non-federal financial aid programs. You can complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. You do NOT have to pay any application fee. Keep all the records you use to file the FAFSA, tax documents, W-2's, child support payment records, etc. Copies may be requested as needed by the SWCC Financial Aid Office. Enter Southwestern Christian College’s FAFSA code: 003618.

STEP 4: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

You will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education a few days after you apply. Please review the information on the SAR carefully and make corrections as soon as possible, if needed. If you have questions, call the Department of Education at (800) 433-3243 (4-FED-AID). You can check the status of your application online.

STEP 5: Receive confirmation for acceptance at SWCC as a new student

You must be accepted as an official student in order to process your financial aid.

STEP 6: Set up your SWCC POPULI account and view your information

Admissions will assign you a POPULI account, so make sure your admissions paperwork is completed. Important Financial Aid notices will only go to your SWCC POPULI account. Your admission and financial aid notification will include instructions on how to finalize your aid in your POPULI account. You will be able to view your aid and take actions to accept, decline or reduce offered loans.

STEP 7: Verification

***Aid may be reviewed and/or revised so check SWCC e-mail often.***

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Department will notify you via e-mail and list documents needed. To prevent any delays in processing your financial aid, please send all requested documents promptly. Financial aid awards are subject to change upon review. Student will be notified of any changes via their POPULI account.

Still have questions?

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions on our website. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 972-524-3341 ext. 126 or via email at tdean@swcc.edu . Our office is located in the Timothy Hunt Science building room #110.


Documents / Forms

The items below are available for download if needed to help expedite the financial aid process. Your financial aid advisor will provide guidance for when and how to submit this documentation. Most items are in Adobe Acrobat format. (.PDF)


 

We look forward to assisting your Financial Aid requirements. For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mrs. Tonya Dean
Director of Financial Aid
Southwestern Christian College
1-800-925-9357 ext. 126 or 972-524-3341 ext. 126
972-563-7133 Fax