Financial Aid

All SAGU-OSL students are eligible for federal financial aid.  Each student that attends Southwestern has a financial aid counselor available to him or her who can answer questions and provide assistance.  It is advisable that each student complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a thorough review of each student’s ability to pay for college.  

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gathers information about your family’s financial resources.  For more information on how to fill out a FAFSA, please click here:  

Once you've submitted your application, the federal aid processing center uses a congressionally mandated formula to determine your expected family contribution (EFC).  EFC is the amount you and your family are expected to contribution toward college expenses in a given year.


Students participating in OSL are eligible for ALL SAGU scholarships and grants.  For a full list of scholarship and grant opportunities, please click here:  

Further, SAGU-OSL students are eligible for Oaks School of Leadership scholarships and grant in addition to all SAGU awards.  Those award opportunities are as follows:

  • Thomas E. Wilson Scholarship
    (Up to $15,000 per year)
  • OSL Academic Scholarship
    (Between $1,500 and $3,000 per year)
  • OSL Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
    (Between $1,500 and $3,000 per year)
  • CMN Lead Team Grant
    ($2,400 per year)
  • Ministry Associate Scholarship
    (Between $3,000 and $6,000 per year)
  • Ministry Staff Scholarship
    (Between $3,000 and $6,000 per year)
  • Protege Scholarship
    (Between $4,500 and $6,000 per year)  

For a detailed look at all OSL scholarship opportunities and eligibility, please click HERE.  

SAGU-OSL students are eligible for all OSL scholarships and are invited to apply and complete a scholarship application at the beginning of March each year.  In April, scholarships are awarded to students at the Annual OSL Graduation Dinner on the Thursday evening preceding SAGU’s graduation ceremony.