Financial Aid

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

New Upfront Scholarship Program

Southwestern offers a comprehensive program of scholarships and awards to transfer students with strong academic preparation. Please note: Your application for admission will also serve as your application for general scholarships. See specific program details for PTK and NSCS Scholarships and Fine Arts Scholarships.

General Scholarship Deadline

Applications must be submitted by July 1 for Fall enrollment and November 15 for Spring enrollment.

General Scholarships

Southwestern’s Finch Scholarships are awarded in the following amounts annually, depending on a recalculation of your cumulative GPA in transferable, non-developmental coursework:

  • $21,000 – 3.7 to 4.0 cumulative GPA
  • $18,000 – 3.4 to 3.6 cumulative GPA
  • $15,000 – 3.0 to 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • $12,000 – Under a 2.9 cumulative GPA

PTK and NSCS Add-On Scholarship

Southwestern provides additional scholarship support for Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Collegiate Scholars membership. This scholarship is added to the general scholarship above.

$5,000 – Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Collegiate Scholars membership

Additional Opportunities

Fine Arts Scholarships

Music, Theatre and Art: Starting at $3,000 per year

Students are eligible for awards in vocal and instrumental music, theatre and art. Awards are renewable. Auditions or portfolio reviews are required. Contact Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts at 512-863-1504 or visit our Fine Arts Scholarship page for specific audition/portfolio dates and requirements.

Students auditioning for fine arts awards should have their application for admission complete by March 1 in order to meet fine art deadlines.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Benefits include tuition assistance, monthly housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend. Visit Southwestern’s Veterans page for qualification details.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Student must be 100% eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits. Visit Southwestern’s Veterans page for details. 

Need-Based Financial Aid

Southwestern Grants: Up to $10,000 Per Year

Amounts will vary based on demonstrated need. Requires FAFSA submission. Southwestern’s code is 003620.

Stafford & Plus Loans: Amounts Vary

Total amount based on demonstrated need. Requires FAFSA submission. 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Policies 

Scholarship GPA requirements are based on a minimum of 24 transferable credits. Sutdents transferring with less than 24 credits will be evaluated for scholarship on a combination of high school and college performance. Southwestern admission staff will recalculate a GPA when a student has attended multiple institutions. Developmental courses are excluded when factoring overall GPA. Amounts awarded based on availability of funds. A minimum GPA is required to maintain scholarships from semester to semester. You can review these requirements here. The total amount of Southwestern merit or need-based scholarships, awards, or grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

 Transfer Admission Contact

Scott Sandoval
Phone: 800-252-3166