Learning, Doing, Growing

Southwestern Adventist University believes in the development of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Opportunities Abound

We are more concerned with the quality of our many small programs than the development of bigger ones. As such, the educational focus is personal, and students have many opportunities to flourish.

An International Flavor

With students from more than two dozen countries, Southwestern offers the young person an opportunity to meet and interact while learning how the rest of the world lives.

Financial Aid

Grants

Eligibility for the following programs is based upon receipt and evaluation of the result of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

$602 to $5,730

This is a federally funded grant available to undergraduate students enrolled in a program leading to a degree.  The actual award for each student is determined by the U.S. Department of Education through evaluation of the FAFSA application. 

FED. SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT

(SEOG)

$100 to $1,500

This grant is funded through a combination of federal and university funds and is dependent on funding levels approved by the federal government.     

TEACH GRANT

$4,000

This is a non-need based program that provides up to $4,000 per year to students enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to teach as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school for at least 4 years within 8 years of completing the  program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded.  Failure to complete the required teaching service results in conversion of the TEACH Grant to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing from the date the grant was disbursed.  Applicants must complete a FAFSA, sign an Agreement to Serve, and be completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching.  A minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA is required.  Southwestern awards this grant only to students who have been accepted to the Education Program.

TEXAS “TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT”

(TEG)

$100 – $3,200

The state of Texas has established a program to help equalize tuition between state-sponsored institutions and independent universities.  To qualify for this grant, a student must establish eligibility through the FAFSA, be a Texas resident, not be a recipient of an athletic scholarship, and not be enrolled in a theological degree program.  A student must be enrolled three-quarter time and by the time of their second renewal obtain a 2.5 GPA and complete 24 credit hours each year, with at least a 75% completion rate.