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Transfer Students

Financial aid does not transfer between schools.

Although you've moved, your aid doesn't. You qualify for aid separately at each school. You must complete your SWOSU financial aid application to allow us to calculate your eligibility for assistance here.

Notify Your Former School About Your Transfer

If they have scheduled aid for you for future semesters, they may need to cancel any remaining money in order for you to get aid here at SWOSU.

Transfer Scholarships Are Available

Students transferring to SWOSU for a fall semester can apply for Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarships. Complete the application and confirm that the Office of Student Financial Services receives all your academic transcripts by the June 15th deadline prior to fall term and January 15th prior to the spring term. That application has a due date of May 15th for fall transfers or December 15th for spring transfers.

Transfer Students Are Awarded Aid at SWOSU After Complete Academic Transcripts Are Recorded by the Registrar

Students who are transferring to SWOSU must submit all academic transcripts. When all transcripts are recorded by the registrar, the Office of Student Financial Services will calculate the Satisfactory Academic Progress for the student. A student’s eligibility for aid will be determined based on this calculation. Please refer to the SWOSU Office of Student Financial Services Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Entrance Interviews

Once awarded aid, if you accept a student loan you must complete an Entrance Interview here at SWOSU even if you have completed one before at another school. And, MPN, if not already completed previously. Read more about Entrance Interviews.

Transfer Student Policy

  1. Financial aid does not actually transfer between schools.
    Although you’ve moved, your aid doesn’t. You must establish financial aid eligibility at SWOSU by completing your SWOSU financial aid file separately from any paperwork you have done with your former school.
  2. Notify your former school about your transfer.
    If they scheduled aid for you, they will need to cancel any remaining money in order for you to get aid here at Southwestern.
  3. Transfer Scholarships and Continuing Tuition Waivers are available for Oklahoma Residents and Non Residents.
    Transfer Scholarships for qualifying Oklahoma Residents and Non Residents are available if sufficient funding is available. Application information is available on the Student Financial Services Forms webpage. Students transferring to SWOSU for the fall semester should apply by the May 15th deadline. Students transferring to SWOSU for the spring semester may apply by the December 15th deadline. Transcript deadlines are June 15th fall and January 15th for spring. Oklahoma resident students transferring to SWOSU in the fall may be considered for the Continuing Student Scholarship for the next academic year.
  4. All transfer students are awarded aid at Southwestern after submitting all prior transcripts.
    This is required by our federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. Please submit all transcripts for prior work attempted at previous schools. When the registrar has put these hours online, your eligibility for aid can be determined by the financial aid office. Please refer to the SWOSU SAP Policy to determine the required GPA based on your prior hours attempted. If you accept a student loan, you will need to complete an Entrance Interview here at SWOSU even if you have done this before.
  5. Notify the Office of Student Financial Services when all transcripts are online in the Registrar’s office.
    Students who are transferring to SWOSU should contact the Office of Student Financial Services when all transcripts are recorded through the registrar’s office. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be determined at that time. This will also determine the grade level that will be used for awarding.