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


Students with previous military experience may be eligible for certain benefits. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) records center and obtain a certificate of eligibility before school begins. Bring the certification to the Southwestern Records Office. After registration, notification of enrollment will be sent to the VA. 

If you're a veteran who qualifies for full benefits under the Veterans Administration Post-9/11 GI Bill, the VA will cover the full cost of your tuition. You may also receive a housing allowance and money to purchase textbooks and class materials.

Steps for Receiving VA Benefits

Step 1. Complete Application via VONAPP at www.gibill.va.gov.

Step 2. Submit the following: VA Certificate of Eligibility and DD-214 (either your own or the person who is transferring the benefits to you).

Step 3. Register for classes.

Step 4. Southwestern will certify your enrollment via the VA-Once online system.

Step 5. VA is responsible for processing certification and disbursing funds. Please note: VA processing may take over 30 days.

Education Programs for Veterans

A comprehensive comparison can be found on the GI Bill website at the following link: http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/

Guide to Online Mulitary Student Resources, available here: