New Low Cost, same High-Quality Education
**Rates listed are PER CREDIT HOUR, unless otherwise noted.
For a list of all required Cost of Attendance elements, see the Financial Aid Handbook/COA website.
22/23 Academic Year includes:
- Fall 2022 (Sessions 1/2/3)
- Spring 2023 (Sessions 1/2/3)
- Summer 2023 (Sessions 1/2)
23/24 Academic Year includes:
- Fall 2023 (Sessions 1/2/3)
- Spring 2024 (Sessions 1/2/3)
- Summer 2024 (Sessions 1/2)
See details on Academic Calendar
Note: Rate reduction/change listed in the table below begins Spring 2023 Session 3.
|Leadership, Security & Emergency Studies, Management||450.00||500.00|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||395.00||395.00|
|Curriculum and Instruction / Special Education||395.00||395.00|
|Doctorate in Education||n/a||810.00|
*Military rates apply to active duty military, guard members, reservists, and their spouses. Military rates are also offered to DoD civilians who are taking undergraduate or graduate courses.
*A $30 technology fee per academic session will be applied.
Group-Specific Tuition Rates
Contact our enrollment team to inquire about the current group-specific rates for your organization.
Southwestern College provides a variety of tuition payment arrangements. It is important that students communicate with our staff early to ensure appropriate paperwork is submitted in a timely manner as payment arrangements are required prior to the start of class.
If an employer offers reimbursement, Southwestern College will defer payment for up to 60 days from the end date of the semester on tuition and fees covered by the employer under the tuition policy. Payment for all tuition and fees not covered by the employer is due by the first day of class. A non-refundable payment plan fee of $15.00 is charged for deferring tuition until reimbursed by your employer. We will require a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) prior to your first class. The letter must state what tuition benefits are available to you. If for any reason your employer does not pay for the tuition and fee charges, the student is responsible for full payment.
Direct Company Billing
If your employer offers tuition benefits, Southwestern College can bill your company directly. We will require a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) prior to your first class. The letter must state what tuition benefits are available to you, and where we send the invoice. If for any reason your employer does not pay for the tuition and fee charges, the student is responsible for full payment.
Financial Aid is available for students who qualify. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all other required documents to apply for federal student loans and grants. Financial Aid counselors are available to assist you with your questions.
VA and Tuition Assistance
Southwestern College gladly assists our service members and veterans in processing their tuition assistance and veteran’s benefits.
For those who are unable to pay tuition in full prior to class start date, Southwestern offers payment plan options. A $15/semester nonrefundable fee will be assessed for all payment plans. The standard payment plan allows payment over 5 months in the fall and spring semesters, and over 3 months in the summer semester. Students activate the payment plans through their Self-Service account.
If you are considering a withdrawal, it is strongly recommended that you read the section on Changes to Enrollment located in the Financial Aid Handbook. If you are using financial aid to pay for your classes, you should also read Southwestern College’s Return of Title IV Funds policy. It is a good idea to reach out to both your academic success coach and the Office of Financial Aid if you are considering dropping one of your classes.
Cost of Attendance
For full information on cost, please visit our main campus Cost of Attendance page.