As of fall 2022, first year students who apply to and are admitted by the Office of Admission are automatically awarded scholarships based on their class rank in high school or their recalculated grade point average (GPA)—whichever is higher. Recalculated GPA is defined as grades earned in core high school courses, namely English language arts, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. All incoming students, including international, homeschooled, test optional, in state, and out of state students, will be automatically awarded the funds as part of their financial aid package. The funds can be used to offset SU tuition and fees.

SU’s scholarship plan is laid out in the following grid. It outlines how much money a student can expect to receive as an initial part of their award package.

Scholarship Grid

The automatic scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters, and it is stackable, meaning it can be combined with other financial aid, including general merit and competitive scholarships from Southwestern. To be considered for financial aid beyond Southwestern’s automatic scholarships, please submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Every first year student who is accepted to Southwestern earns a scholarship, so apply today!

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1.800.252.3166 or finaid@southwestern.edu