Financial Aid for New Students

New Student: Students who have a GED or high school diploma and have never attended college anywhere.

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s School Code:010439.

2018-2019 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2017. Prior, Prior Year: Complete the FAFSA using your 2016 Income!

Step 1: Apply for admission to Southwest Tennessee Community College. If you haven’t done so, apply now at

Step 2: Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID): Both student and parent must apply for a Federal Student Aid ID, which is used to electronically sign the FAFSA. Apply at this link:

Step 3: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Southwest Tennessee Community College’s School Code is: 010439. You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) for this process. Submit the FAFSA early to qualify for as much financial aid as possible.

Step 4: Submit any additional documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid immediately of notification.

Step 5: Check your award status at "My.Southwest College Portal" at

Step 6: Apply for scholarships. Many scholarships awarded to Southwest students have separate processes, deadlines, eligibility criteria, and application forms. The links provided here will introduce you to a wide spectrum of possibilities available from the College and numerous other philanthropic agencies, organizations, and individuals: http://www.southwest.