Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s School Code: 010439.

Step 1: Apply for admission to Southwest Tennessee Community College. If you haven’t done so, apply now at http://www.southwest.tn.edu/documents/admissions/checklists/firsttime.htm

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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

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 within two (2) weeks of notification.

Step 5: Check your award status at the my.southwest student portal.

Step 6: Request an "Official" copy of all previously attended college transcripts be sent to:

Southwest Tennessee Community College
Admissions and Records
P.O. Box 780
Memphis, TN 38101-0780

Request an evaluation of all transcripts in the admissions and records office.

Step 7: Apply for scholarships. Many scholarships awarded to Southwest students have separate processes, deadlines, eligibility criteria, and application forms. Foundation Scholarships will introduce you to a wide spectrum of possibilities available from the College and numerous other philanthropic agencies, organizations, and individuals. Visit the Foundation Scholarships site for more information.

Step 8: Southwest students receiving federal financial aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards according to federal and state laws and regulations. Read the Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Financial Aid Recipients policy for more information.