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Financial Aid

Financial Aid To-Dos

The Financial Aid Office has four items for students and parents to consider—each with a different purpose. Depending on your financial aid award, any combination of these forms can help facilitate the financial aid/billing process.

Texas Residency Form (Go to Form) 
Students eligible to receive State of Texas funding, specifically the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG), must meet the state residency requirements. The Texas Residency Form must be submitted before any TEG funds can be released.

Outside Scholarship Declaration Form (Go to Form)

Federal regulations require that a student notify Southwestern about outside scholarships—that he or she will receive from other groups or organizations—prior to enrolling.

Loan Instructions (Go to Form) 
To apply for a Stafford, Perkins or PLUS loan, download the Loan Instructions and follow the directions, for each type of loan you plan to use.  The counseling and promissory note, for each loan, must be completed before loan funds will be disbursed. 

To decline or reduce the amount on any or all loans, follow the appropriate links below:

Stafford Loans: Stafford Loans decline/change form

PLUS Loans:  PLUS Loan decline/change form

Perkins Loans: send email to

Payment Plan (Apply Now)

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.

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