Application Procedure

Step 1 - Apply

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. AB540 students with a DACA social security number or without a valid social security number should submit the California Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov/. Applications for the 2018-19 FAFSA and CA DREAM ACT will be available on 10/1/2017.
  • The Federal School Code for Southwestern College is 001294

Step 2 - Submit Forms

  • Read Document Request email or check WebAdvisor for list of required documents to complete student file
  • Download required forms from www.swccd.edu/financialaid
  • Submit all required forms and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office at Cesar Chavez Student Services Building or Higher Education Center at National City, San Ysidro or Otay Mesa

Step 3 - Application Processing

  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards to be eligible for award
  • Have file reviewed for completeness, eligibility, and compliance
  • Respond to requests for any additional documentation or information

Step 4 - Financial Aid Awarding

  • Review award letter email or view awards on WebAdvisor
  • Receive and activate Southwestern College Access Card and register desired method of disbursement with Bank/Mobile.  Monitor disbursement amounts and dates at www.swccd.edu/financialaid