Financial aid fuels Southwestern College. Said differently, this campus would be a profoundly different place without it.
About 75 percent of SWC students receive some form of financial aid. SWC‘s financial aid office receives more than 20,000 Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. Students have 18 months to apply for FAFSA and the option to apply for two academic years.
Not all students who apply for FAFSA intending to apply to SWC end up enrolling here, Larkin said. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, she said. Students are ineligible if they already have a bachelor’s degree, more than 90 units or a GPA below 2.0.
Most impressive, perhaps, is that most SWC students report that …