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Financial Aid for On-Campus Programs

Click to Learn More About FAFSA for 2024-2025

 2024-2025 Financial Aid Timeline

2024-2025 Award Letter Deadlines from Southern Wesleyan University
January Students start filling out the FAFSA
Mid-March FAFSA records released to the university
Mid-to-late-May Financial Aid Award letters released for first-year students
Mid-June Financial Aid Award letters released for continuing students
July 1 Deadline for deposit refund


Scholarship Calculator

Based on your self-reported HS GPA or self-reported transfer GPA and living arrangements you will receive at least:



Financial aid options from one of the most affordable private colleges in the South

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 $25,369), 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


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. Also, check out our Financial Literacy page for guidance on budgeting, credit, loan repayment, and other financial decisions.

Further Reading

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College (Pew Research Center)
Student Debt: Myths and Facts PDF (The Council of Independent Colleges, 2018)


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.

FAFSA Code: 003422

Financial Aid Office
907 Wesleyan Drive
PO Box 1020
Central, SC 29630
Toll Free: 877-644-5556

Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures for administering financial aid to students.