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FAFSA 2024-2025

Our Commitment

At Southern Wesleyan University, we are committed to making education a valuable and affordable investment, and the Office of Financial Aid is committed to offering accurate financial aid packages to all our students.

The delay in the FAFSA Simplification rollout has impacted our ability to offer award packages at this time. We anticipate that by mid-April we will award first-year students, and then continuing students after that.

We take a personal approach to financial aid awards, tailoring packages to fit our students’ needs, and we maintain one of the lowest tuition rates in private higher education. We want students and parents to be confident that a SWU education is worth the cost, vocationally as well as spiritually.

The Office of Financial Aid will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to our students and families.

Latest FAFSA Updates from March 25, 2024  • Click to learn more


The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Open

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The FAFSA must be submitted each year to determine eligibility for need-based grants, work, and loans.



2024-2025 Financial Aid Timeline

2024-2025 Award Letter Deadlines from Southern Wesleyan University
January Students start filling out the FAFSA
Mid-March FAFSA records released to the university
Mid-April Financial Aid Award letters released for first-year students
Mid-May Financial Aid Award letters released for continuing students
July 1 deadline for deposit refund



Should you have questions or need help with your FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 864.644.5500 or

Please note – we are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails and we will answer each in the order received.