It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all necessary forms are completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to the deadlines indicated below.
Federal Perkins Loans, Institutional Loans, Federal Work Study, Scholarships
- Returning students: March 15
- Entering students: June 1
Because these types of funds are limited, students are encouraged NOT to wait until they have been accepted to Southwestern before applying for financial aid.
Federal Direct Stafford, Grad PLUS and Private Loan Programs
While there is no actual application deadline for these loans, continuing and accepted students who plan to use these loans to cover tuition charges should complete their financial aid paperwork by June 1 each year to ensure their funds are received on time.