Preview Day - February 20

Traditional Campus Program

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Saving Childs Hall

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Students performing in wind ensemble concert as part of the Fine Arts Series

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Financial Aid for Traditional Campus Program

It's true — college may be one of the biggest expenses you encounter over the next few years. But it can be one of the best investments you'll ever make — and we'll help you every way we can. Take advantage of a variety of institutional scholarships and grants, as well as grants and loans through federal and state assistance. Each student is given personal consideration to fit the financial aid package to the student’s need through both institutional and government aid programs.

Cost is important, but the real question is, What is the value of the education I will receive? Cost is very different from value. Some low cost institutions provide low value education. Of course, some high cost institutions may also provide low value education. At Southern Wesleyan, we want you to be as successful as possible. So, as you consider college options, look for high value, then let the financial aid team help you work through cost.

Further Reading

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College (Pew Research Center, 2014)
Student Debt: Myths and Facts (The Council of Independent Colleges, 2016)

One of 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities 2015-2016

Scholarships & Grants

We are committed to making Southern Wesleyan accessible and affordable for all students and their families. We do that through a variety of financial aid opportunities—including merit-based aid (like scholarships), need-based aid (like grants and student work study employment) and tuition discounts. One hundred percent of first-year students at SWU receive aid of various kinds (the average financial aid package for first-year students is $24,998), demonstrating our commitment to helping families identify and obtain financial aid resources and opportunities that make a valuable Christian education attainable.

Scholarships & Grants

Federal & State Aid

Along with institutional aid options, there are scholarships, grants, and loan options available through federal and state government aid. Federal aid provides need-based grants, low interest loan options, as well as a federally-funded work study program. State aid provides South Carolina students with scholarships, grants, and loan options as well.

Federal & State Aid

Other Resources

We hope you find this information to be helpful and relevant to your enrollment at SWU. Contact us at 877-644-5556 or by email should you need additional help in the aid process.

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Financial Aid Office
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
864-644-5000
Toll Free: 877-644-5556
Fax: 864-644-5970

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