Tuition Payment and Financial Aid

Tuition Payment

Please make sure that your correct mailing address in on file in the office of Admissions and Records, and please read all of your Southwest student email alerts. Full tuition payment, a confirmed financial aid award or deferred payment with deferred payment contract is due:

  • Early registration from November 18-January 2, tuition payment due January 2, 2014
  • Registration from January 2 forward, payment due at the time of registration

For the fall and spring semesters, Southwest offers a deferred payment option to eligible students. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan includes:

  • Enrollment in at least three (3) credit hours
  • Pay 50 percent of eligible fees or balance after financial aid awards are applied
  • Payment of $10 service fees

Fee Discounts

All Fee Waiver/Discount Forms must be presented at the time of payment in the Cashier's Office. No Fee Waiver/Discount Forms can be accepted after the Fee Waiver/Discount Dates.


A change in enrollment hours may not necessarily calculate a refund credit. If you have questions concerning your refund, please contact the Cashier's Office before changing your enrollment status.

Please refer to the Cashier's Office for additional information.

Financial Aid

Southwest Tennessee Community College participates in the Federal Financial Aid Program, and all students are encouraged to apply. To determine if there is need for assistance, Southwest uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which takes into consideration the factors that affect a family's financial status. The online application process, takes approximately three (3) weeks for processing through the Department of Education. Please be aware that both your financial aid file and admissions file must be complete before a financial aid award will be posted to cover your tuition.

Please refer to the Financial Aid website for additional information.

Remember to check the registration website for information and updates.