SKIP TO PAGE CONTENT

Financial Aid

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 Deadlines

SWTJC FAFSA Federal School Code
003614

Financial Aid Awards

Review awards in WebAdvisor

Financial Aid Bookstore Charges 

Spring 2021 charges end on February 25, 2021

Financial Aid Refunds

Spring 2021 refunds will be released on March 22, 2021

Incomplete Files

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

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.

FAFSA Flyer

Keep the following dates in mind when applying for Financial Aid.

When to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

FAFSA Deadlines
School Year Attending College Dates to Submit a FAFSA Required Income and Tax Information Year
Jul. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2021 Oct. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2021 2018
Jul. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022 Oct. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2022 2019

SWTJC sets priority dates to assure a timely review of your FAFSA.

  • If you plan to attend Fall, the priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is January 15th.
  • If you plan to attend Spring, the priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is January 15th.
  • If you plan to attend Summer, the priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is March 1st.

Most scholarship programs have individual deadlines you must meet to be considered for an award, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Get more information and apply for scholarships by visiting the Scholarships page.

The SWTJC 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship Application is due March 15, 2021. (Postmarked)

If you attended any other institution(s), you must submit all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and they will evaluate them before we can award Financial Aid.

The deadlines for submitting transcripts are the same as the FAFSA priority deadlines.

Federal regulations require you to repay a portion of Financial Aid funds if you withdraw from all classes before satisfying the 60% completion rule for the enrollment term.

If you are dropping a class or withdrawing from classes after the census date, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor.


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.



Book an Appointment

In order to maintain the health and well-being of the SWTJC community, all in-person appointments will be limited to the student along with their advisor. No visitors should accompany a student in order to maintain proper social distancing.

Book an Appointment

C Martinez

Cynthia A. Martinez
Assistant Director
black email icon camartinez14599@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 591-7242

Caseload by Last Name: Eagle Pass O-Z:
black alarm clock icon Schedule a Virtual Appointment

B Zimmerman

Barry W. Zimmerman
Advisor
black email icon bwzimmerman@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 591-7272

Caseload by Last Name: Del Rio H-Z
black alarm clock icon Schedule a Virtual Appointment

C Silva

Connie Silva
Advisor
black email icon csilva@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 591-4162

Caseload by Last Name: Uvalde A-K
black social distance icon Schedule an In-person Appointment

I Ybarra

Isabel Ybarra
Advisor
black email icon miybarra@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 591-7275

Caseload by Last Name: Uvalde L-Z
black social distance icon Schedule an In-person Appointment

A Oca

Ana Oca
Advisor
black email icon ana.oca@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 758-4116

Caseload by Last Name: Eagle Pass A-N
black social distance icon Schedule an In-person Appointment

R Maldonado

Rene Maldonado
Advisor
black email icon rdmaldonado20221@swtjc.edu
black telephone icon (830) 703-1579

Caseload by Last Name: Del Rio A-G
black social distance icon Schedule an In-person Appointment


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.


Form Library