Grants & Loans
We understand that some families may not be able to meet the costs of a Southwestern education without additional resources. Financial aid can help provide other options to bridge the gap between scholarship resources and what a family can afford to pay.
Need-based financing options include:
- Federal options such as the Pell Grant and the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Options for Texas residents such as the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
- Southwestern need-based grants
- Work Study, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans for Parents
- Private Loans
Your First Step
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form that the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid. It is your key to accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and student loans. You’ll receive a FSA ID from the FAFSA process which you will use for all types of federal student aid.
We recommend that you submit the FAFSA each year you’re in college — it only takes 30 minutes on average to complete, so start here.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid