The Next Steps
You’ve received your Financial Aid Award Letter, now what? Well, it depends. If you’re a Returning Student, we have special instructions for you!
First Year and Transfer Students…
Return the Financial Aid Reply Form along with your Enrollment Deposit, and be sure to decline or reduce any student or parent loans you’re not interested in. You can change your mind later, but for now, it keeps us from sending you further loan instructions.
Your Award Letter
For information on how your aid award was calculated, including Southwestern’s Cost of Attendance, your Estimated Family Contribution, and how your Demonstrated Need was determined, visit the Award Letter page.
If you’re accepting loans…
For details on Merit Scholarships, Need-based Scholarships, Student or Parent Loans, and Student Employment, visit the Types of Aid page.
Keeping your Scholarships and Aid
Check out our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
Terms and Conditions of Aid Awards
We’ve got just what you need. It’s called “Terms and Conditions”.
The Cost Page provides details on campus fees, as well as housing and meal plan descriptions and prices.
Payment Plan Information
The Southwestern University Payment Plan is a convenient, flexible and effective means of financing your education by dividing your tuition bill into more manageable, interest-free installments.
Your Expected Out-of-Pocket Cost
Use the Budget Worksheet for a closer approximation of your expected cost, using actual housing, meal plan, and loan fee figures.