Financial Aid Office

SMWC is committed to the higher education of women and men in the tradition of the liberal arts, with emphasis on preparing students for leadership roles in a diverse and global society.

The vision of the Financial Aid Office is to enhance recruitment and retention of students through support of financial aid programs to assist families with educational expenses.

This is our peak time of the year.  You will expect delays in responding to emails and voicemails.  It is very important you complete all the required processes for processing your financial aid or you will expect long wait times during First Monday orientation (campus students) or delays in disbursing aid.

Scholarships and Institutional Awards

Choose a program below to view available scholarships and grants specifically for that program.


Important Reminders

  • 2017-18 FAFSA is available!
    • Why file: It is required for state and federal aid (including loans), it's simple and FREE!
    • Indiana residents: To be considered for state grants the FAFSA must be filed by the March 10th deadline.
  • State grant recipients:
    • 21st Century recipients - are required to successfully complete 30 credit hours per year to remain eligible for the 21st Century award. 
    • To maximize your state grant awards keep in mind:
      • Successfully complete 30 credit hours per year to receive the "On-time award". OR
      • Successfully complete 24 credit hours per year to receive the "Full-time award".
      • Earn incentives:
        • GPA of 3.0 or above 
        • High School Academic Honors
        • Associates Degree earned prior to Bachelor's Degree
        • Accelerated Schedule - complete at least 39 credit hours per year
  • Due to Federal Privacy regulations, all correspondence will be sent to the student's SMWC email account or student portal.