Types of Aid

Southwestern Illinois College provides financial assistance through these programs:

  Grants - Need-based gift aid which the student is not expected to repay.

  Scholarships - Usually academically/talent-based aid, gift aid, which the student is not expected to repay.

  Employment - Campus jobs to earn money for educational expenses.

  Loans - While terms of repayment vary between programs, the student loan is similar to any other loan because you must repay the funds.

  Other - Assistance from external agencies like WIA, DOHS and Veterans' Benefits.