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Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

The Student Financial Aid Office provides applications, forms, and guidance to students to facilitate the process of applying for student financial aid. The Student Financial Aid Office administers various federal and state programs to offer financial resources for students.

Important Dates and Information

Financial Aid Awards

Review awards in WebAdvisor

Financial Aid Bookstore Charges 

Fall 2020 charges begin August 11, 2020

Financial Aid Refunds

Fall 2020 refunds will be released on October 16, 2020

Incomplete Files

If you are missing any documents, please review your Financial Aid Self Service account and submit any missing documentation.

Last Day to Submit Appeals

16 Week Semester deadline is January 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm

12 & 8 Week Semester deadline is February 2, 2021, at 5:00 pm

FAFSA Applications 

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 school year beginning October 1, 2020. 2019 Income and Tax Information are required.

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SWTJC FAFSA Federal School Code
003614


Applying for Financial Aid

Online (quickest response): Applicants are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (SWTJC school code: 003614). Computers are available at our campuses located in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Crystal City.

After You Apply

FAFSA on the web: Your application will be processed as soon as you submit to the Department of Education.



Federal Financial Aid Regulation

It is important to take academic courses that match your program’s degree requirements because federal and state governments have mandated that all students receiving financial aid must take courses that apply towards their degree program.

College institutions are held accountable to make sure students are taking the proper courses, and could lose their ability to offer financial aid to all students if they do not comply with this federal regulation.

The federal financial aid regulation applies to all academic semesters.

Pre-requisite Courses

Pre-requisite courses for federal aid since they are needed to fulfill the actual requirements for a student’s degree program. –Note: prerequisites are not always listed in the academic advisement report for a specific degree program; however, if prerequisites are required for the degree program a student is pursuing, these will be noted in their student account so that they may receive federal funding for these particular courses.

Non-degree

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal student financial aid, or for state and institutional grants and scholarship; therefore the federal financial aid regulation does not apply.

Remedial Coursework Limit

30 semester hours

Courses required for transfer Bachelor's Degree

Once a student completes their academic requirements for their degree plan program at SWTJC, financial aid will not cover additional courses that they may want to take to meet the requirements for a degree at another university or college. Students may still want to complete the additional courses at SWTJC but will be responsible to pay for these courses out of pocket. Careful planning with an academic advisor upon transferring, or after a program change, may help students navigate around this problem.

Academic Courses not Eligible for Degree Programs

Once a student completes their academic requirements for their degree plan program at SWTJC, financial aid will not cover additional courses that they may want to take to meet the requirements for a degree at another university or college. Students may still want to complete the additional courses at SWTJC but will be responsible to pay for these courses out of pocket. Careful planning with an academic advisor upon transferring, or after a program change, may help students navigate around this problem.


Financial Aid Forms

The following Financial Aid forms are available in a .pdf format for downloading. To fill in a form, please save the form to your computer, fill in your responses, save the changes to the form and submit through Self Service.

Each of the documents has specific instructions and should only be printed and submitted if a Financial Aid Advisor or a letter from the Financial Aid Office has directed you to print and submit the form

If you have questions regarding these forms please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at (830) 591-7368.


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