2024 Summer Financial Aid Guide - Southwestern Illinois College

This letter serves as a guide for your Summer 2024 financial aid offer. They are estimates based on your enrollment status and information on file as of the date you receive notification of your financial aid. Subsequently, the offered amounts are subject to change due to the following circumstances:

  • Changes in enrollment
  • Enrolling in courses outside your financial aid-eligible program of study
  • Class cancellation
  • Dropping a late starting class within the refund period
  • Never attending a class
  • Receipt of additional financial assistance

In addition, the following award programs are not available during the summer semester:

  • State of IL Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Summer Loan Borrowers

All summer loans are by request only. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment for a summer loan request form. To qualify for and guarantee a loan offer, all borrowers:

  • You must be enrolled in 6 financial aid-eligible credit hours needed for a program of study
  • Must accept the loan offer via eStorm Student Center and have the loan processed by the Department of Education
  • Must complete Loan Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov
  • Must complete a Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov

Please visit the Financial Aid Handbook to review all financial aid policies used to determine a student’s eligibility along with financial aid program descriptions.

Important Dates and Requirements

Census Date Deadline – June 7, 2024

Summer 2024 financial aid offers will not be adjusted to reflect increases in enrollment after the census date deadline. Consequently, offers will still be subject to decreases due to class cancellation, dropping a late starting class within the refund period, or never attending a class. Students must have a program declared by the census date as well.

Bookstore Purchases – May 28, 2024 through June 7, 2024

  • A valid SWIC photo ID is required to authorize financial aid charges in the bookstore.
  • Financial aid in excess of tuition and fees may be used to charge required textbooks and supplies through the college Barnes & Noble bookstore.
  • Loan borrowers may use excess loan funds if all loan qualifications listed above are met.

Financial Aid Refund Checks – Starting the 4th week of the semester

Summer 2024 financial aid in excess of paid tuition, fees, and bookstore charges will be mailed to you in the form of a refund check. All refund checks are mailed to the address you have on file with the Office of Enrollment Services. Summer loans are split into two disbursements and only disbursed if all 6 required hours of enrollment have started.

Pell Grants:

June 25, 2024


Prior Borrowers: June 25 & July 9, 2024

1st Time Borrowers: July 2 & July 9, 2024

NOTICE: All students are subject to the Return of Funds and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies which can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook. Withdrawing from all financial aid-eligible courses may result in a reduction or cancellation of financial aid for the current semester and loss of eligibility for future semesters. Finally, you are responsible for all remaining balances regardless of the circumstances.

FAFSA graphic reminding students to apply on Oct 1st. Summer 2024 Financial Aid

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2024-2025 FAFSA