Financial Aid

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Federal Emergency Relief Grant

We are now accepting applications for the Federal CARES Act emergency grant for spring 2021.  Applicants will receive a response via student SWC email within 5-10 business days. All financial aid disbursements are processed and paid through BankMobile.

Apply for the spring 2021 CARES Act grant

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

2021-2022 FAFSA Application is open, 2020-2021 still available

 The 2021–2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can be completed via studentaid.gov on your computer or mobile device.  The application will ask about income from the 2019 tax year for you and your spouse, or for you and your parents.  Apply early for financial aid to maximize your eligibility and avoid missing deadlines. 

Need help understanding the FAFSA and how to apply?  SWC Financial Aid will hold weekly presentations every Friday, starting January 22, 2021.  Staff will be on hand to explain the process and answer general questions.  Click here to sign up.  Please be aware that, due to privacy limitations of Zoom, staff cannot walk you through your personal FAFSA application.  

Haven't applied yet for the current school year, 2020-2021?  You still can!  Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA now at the same link above- you may still be eligible for retroactive aid for fall 2020 or for this spring and summer.  Apply now!

2021-2022 SWC Promise Grant Application is Open

Click here to go to the SWC Promise Grant page

Spring 2021 Scholarship application cycle is opening

Applications open February 1, 2021.  Click here to go to the Scholarships page

Financial Aid is as easy as 1-2-3!

 
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Step 1

Applying for Financial Aid

Find information on submitting your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application, as well as resources, FAQs and videos to make the process easier.  Also get information on the different types of financial aid programs that are available. 

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Step 2  

Getting Financial Aid

After you apply, there are things you can do to speed the process along.  Check your status, submit required documents, activate your BankMobile choice, view our disbursement schedule, and learn about the impact of the Freeze Date. 

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Step 3

Keeping Financial Aid

Keeping your aid is as important as getting it. Get information on Satisfactory Academic Progress,  the impact of withdrawing from classes, monitoring the amount of Pell eligibility you have, and more! Also learn financial literacy skills to better manage your money.

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Financial Aid "Freeze" Date CA College  Promise Grant (CCPG)
(formerly the BOG Fee Waiver)
Homeless Students Financial Literacy
Satisfactory Academic Progress SWC Promise Student Employment FAFSA Fridays
Check your Financial Aid status Cal Vet Fee Waiver Disability Support Programs Consumer Information
Financial Aid and Withdrawing from Classes Scholarships
EOPS Cost of Attending SWC
 Types of Financial Aid   Dreamer Center Request a Financial Aid presentation
Appeals & Special Circumstances   Counseling & Career Advisement ICan AffordCollege.com

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