Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Southwestern University requires students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all forms of need-based financial aid.

FAFSA Changes

Changes are coming to the FAFSA!
The FAFSA Simplification Act means big changes are coming to the application for the 2024-25 academic year.

Learn More

FAFSA General Information 

The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional need based aid. Students must submit a FAFSA each year they wish to be considered for need-based financial aid. An academic year for financial aid is Fall, Spring and Summer. For the 2024-2025 year, the FAFSA is scheduled to be available in December 2023.


Completing the FAFSA 

Complete the FAFSA at

2024-2025 FAFSA 

Available December 31st 2023

Southwestern’s FAFSA code 


Go to the FAFSA

Financial Aid Important Dates 
First Year Early Decision Applicants (Early Decision Financial Aid Form):  November 20
First Year Early Action and Regular Decision Applicants:  March 1
First Year Late Decision Applicants:  ASAP after March 1
Transfer Applicants - Fall:  July 1
Transfer Applicants - Spring:  November 15 
Current and Readmitted SU Students - Priority Deadline:   March 1


Links to Merit Scholarship Information

Prospective first-year students

Prospective transfer students 

Current Southwestern students 

Learn More about Merit Scholarships