Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Administrative Building.


SOWELA Technical Community College
Office of Financial Aid
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 421-6545
(337) 491-2010 fax

Steps to Applying for Federal and/or State Financial

Although it is not necessary to apply for admission to SOWELA prior to applying for financial aid, the process will flow more smoothly if you have already been admitted.

  1. For Pell grant, Federal Work Study, GO Grant, and TOPS, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed online at Be sure to enter SOWELA’s school code, which is 005467. SOWELA does not participate in the Federal Direct Loan Program.
  2. When completing and submitting the application online, be sure to sign in with your PIN (Personal Identification Number) and your parent’s PIN, if applicable. If you and/or your parent’s do not have a PIN, one can be obtained at You may also print, sign, and mail the signature page instead of obtaining a PIN.
  3. Once SOWELA receives the FAFSA, you will receive an email directing you to log on to LoLA to view any additional paperwork required to process your aid.

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