Turning Point Students

Sweet Briar is committed to helping women of nontraditional college age begin or continue their college educations. The Turning Point Program is a flexible, non-residential program established for women who are at least 23 years of age or who have been out of formal education for at least four years. A student may elect to enroll in the program full- or part-time. Credits previously earned at an accredited institution may be transferred.

Because a college education is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your future, Sweet Briar College will work closely with you to help you manage this investment.

Once you qualify for admission, you also may qualify for merit scholarships, need-based assistance, or both. Need-based financial aid is offered to students who demonstrate the need for additional resources to afford Sweet Briar’s total cost. This is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once FAFSA results are shared with Sweet Briar, the Office of Financial Aid will send you an award letter and an informational packet detailing the full amount and individual sources of your assistance.

Typically, a need-based award is composed of:

  • Scholarships and/or grants (money which does not have to be repaid)
  • Loan(s) (which must be repaid)
  • A job, which is money you must earn in a campus work-study job and is intended to help you pay your personal expenses

For more information, please contact:

Wanda Spradley
P | 434-381-6156
E | spradley@sbc.edu