Federal Financial AidApply early and use 010439 as the Southwest FAFSA school code.

Financial Aid Terms and Conditions

This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies. Read more about the terms and conditions.

What kinds of federal grants are available?

The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of federal grants to students. Read more about federal grants.


Financial Aid is an important part of your education and it is important to learn all you can. View videos regarding Financial Aid.

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Read all of the information carefully to avoid delays in processing your financial aid. Read more about how to apply for federal financial aid.


If selected for verification, the student must complete a Verification Worksheet, submit copies of the parent(s)/student/spouse Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal Tax Transcript and copies of all W-2s from employers, and any other untaxed income documentation to Southwest. Read more about verification.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Southwest students receiving federal financial aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards according to federal and state laws and regulations. Read the Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Financial Aid Recipients policy (PDF), (Size: 26 MB) requires Adobe Reader.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Students must submit all documents by the priority deadline date in order to guarantee that their files will be processed and awarded for the following semester. Read more about the Financial Aid Priority Deadlines.