Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the best way to get help paying for college based on your financial need. Complete the form at to find out your eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study.

  • October 1
    Upcoming school year FAFSA opens at
  • Deadline?
    There is no deadline for submitting the FAFSA, but the earlier you apply the better chance you have of receiving available funding.
  • Grants
    Do not need to be repaid
  • Student Loans
    Low interest rates and flexible repayment options
  • Work-Study
    Money you can earn through an on-campus job
  • Veterans Benefits
    Southwest Tech’s Veterans Certifying Official is available to assist all current and former military members with federal or state education benefits.


In 2020-2021 the Southwest Tech Foundation proudly awarded over 600 scholarships valuing over $369,000.

  • December 1
    2023-2024 scholarship application opens.

  • March 31
    Scholarship application deadline

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Hired Before Graduation – Louise Gotzinger

"Southwest Tech not only gave me the tools I needed to advance in my career, but also the support from their instructors and staff to be successful."