Investing in Your Future


Getting a college education is a big financial commitment. But it might cost less than you think.

Our financial aid counselors can help you find ways to pay for college and apply for aid. Many types of financial aid are offered, including federal, state and private. Federal financial aid can only be used for courses taken in your chosen program of study. Learn more about the Course Program of Study (CPoS) requirement.

Steps in the Aid Process


  • Apply

    Apply for admission and be admitted as a degree-seeking Southwest student.

  • Complete

    Complete the FAFSA online. The Southwest FAFSA School Code is 010439. Be sure to meet the financial aid deadlines.

  • Submit

    Submit requested financial aid documents to Southwest at Financial Aid Documentation Upload Page. The Financial Aid Office will inform you if these documents are required.

  • Award

    You will receive an award notification after all documents are complete.

  • Disbursement

    Federal aid and scholarships will be disbursed and applied to your student account to cover tuition and fees.



Chat online with a financial aid counselor via a Microsoft Teams video meeting Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m; Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

Virtual Financial Aid Assistance.

Financial Aid Question and Answer Sessions

Connect with Financial Aid counselors Mondays and Thursdays on Microsoft Teams for interactive Q & A sessions. Get answers on such topics as Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Verification, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Federal Work-Study. Click on the links below to view each session at the specified day and time.

TN Promise - Mondays 10-11 a.m.

TN Reconnect - Thursdays 4-5 p.m.

Show Me the Money! Verification 2020 - 2021 Room 1 - Tuesdays - 10-11 a.m.

3Gs Great Grades to Graduation! SAP Room 1 - Wednesdays 2-3 p.m.

Federal Work-Study Orientations 2020 - 2021 - Thursdays 10-11 a.m.


Southwest FAFSA School Code: 010439

We're ready for you. Are you ready to take the next step and reimagine your future at Southwest?

Financial Aid Office

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Email
financialaid@southwest.tn.edu

  • Farris Building, Room 2102
  • 901-333-5960
  • 901-333-4345
  • M Building, Room 112
  • 901-333-5960
  • 901-333-5544