For Prospective Students
Early Decision Students
Students applying under the Early Decision plan will need to submit a FAFSA no later than December 1 in order to receive a timely financial aid award. Aid awards will be posted to the student’s Personal Admission Portal no later than December 15.
Early Action and Regular Decision Students
Students applying under the Early Action or Regular Decision plan who plan to apply for need-based aid will need to submit a FAFSA no later than March 1. Financial aid award letters will be posted to the student’s Personal Admission Portal on a rolling basis, beginning in mid-November.
Transfer students must first work with the Admission Office to gain admission to Southwestern University before acquiring a Financial Aid Package. The application process is the same as for new students. The required form for applying for need-based financial aid at Southwestern University is the FAFSA and is due by May 15 for fall transfers and Dec 1 for spring transfers.
Southwestern provides only merit-based academic scholarships to international students. A student will be eligible for academic scholarship consideration upon completing an admission application. In order to be considered for admission, international students must submit a Certification of Finances form and provide proof of funds equal to the cost of attendance at Southwestern. Southwestern does not provide need-based financial aid for international students.