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Financial Aid

SWCC's financial aid office exists to provide current and future students with information about the resources available to fund their education at Southwestern Community College and to assist them with the process of applying for and receiving state and federal aid.

The stops and starts of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process this year are taking their toll. Southwestern’s financial aid team knows the delays are making it difficult for you and your family to make an informed college decision and want to ensure our students have a full understanding of these changes. We are here to support you in making the best college decision for your future.

Please review our 2024-25 FAFSA Checklist for details on how to apply for financial aid at Southwestern.

2024-25 SWCC FAFSA Checklist

Due to ongoing U.S. Department of Education delays, we currently expect to begin sending financial aid offers to incoming students in early June 2024. This is dependent on receiving accurate FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Most scholarships awarded through our SWCC Education Foundation will be released to students as part of their financial aid offer.

Education Foundation Scholarship Application

Southwestern students are encouraged to search and apply for all resources available to help them with their educational expenses. Take time to explore the financial aid pages on SWCC's website, see links above to learn more. All of the materials located on the financial aid pages are made available at the financial aid office in paper copy as well. Every type of aid or source of funding has eligibility criteria that a student must meet before he or she can receive those funds. It is important students read and understand the conditions for which they can apply and receive aid.

Please reach out to our Financial Aid Team with any questions or concerns. They can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 641.782.1434.

Apply for Financial Aid

Southwestern's School Code for the FAFSA application is 001857.

Click the button to complete the FAFSA online today! 

Financial Aid Tools

Net Partner - SWCC's online Financial Aid System

Net Price Calculator - Estimate the cost of attendance at SWCC

Pace Calculator - See if you are on track to meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Financial Aid Forms

Students may access their financial aid forms by logging into Net Partner. From Net Partner, they can print their forms and then return the completed forms by uploading them in SWCCyou portal, dropping them off in our offices, or returning them via the US Postal Service to:

Southwestern Community College
Financial Aid Department
1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA  50801

Students may apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA on the web at Application information for SWCC scholarships may be found on the scholarships page.

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Contact Financial Aid

Southwestern Community College
Financial Aid Office
1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, Iowa 50801

Toll-Free: 800.247.4023

Local: 641.782.7081   

Fax: 641.782.3312  

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Financial Aid: Kylee Klommhaus
Financial Aid Awards Coordinator: Kysa Gordon
Financial Aid Specialist: Diane Palmer
Financial Aid Specialist: Diane McCall
Veterans Services: Sharon Swanson and Deb Pantini 
Scholarships:  Cait Maitlen

Location:  The Financial Aid Office is on the Administration Center's east side. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., on Friday, during the academic year.