College Financial Aid
Students may obtain financial aid for college by filling out a FAFSA. FAFSA stands for Free Applications for Federal Student Aid. Filling out and submitting the FAFSA enables students to obtain college loans at a lower interest rate. You will also find out Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and if you are eligible for any grants.

*New This Year*
Students may begin filling out and submitting their FAFSA on October 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 college year. You will need tax information from the 2016 year. 

The FSA ID began last year, and replaced the PIN. The FSA ID is needed to sign your FAFSA electronically. You'll need your personal email address, birth date, and social security number. Both Student and Parent need an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA

These are the 6 necessary things from your and your parents/guardians to submit a FAFSA:

  1. Social Security Numbers
  2. Dates (birth, death, marriage, & divorce)
  3. Most recent W2s and tax returns
  4. Most recent bank statements
  5. Amounts of any other income
  6. Value of any other assets
  7. FSA ID (to sign electronically)

For more information about college financial aid, student loans, and college planning visit the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation webpage

The Wisconsin Covenant Pledge is a grant program.  Student must have signed the covenant in middle school, promising to maintain a "B" average and do 30 hours of community service.  The amount that students may receive is based on their expected family contribution (EFC)- a number that is determined by completing a FAFSA. 

New this year!
NWTC Promise
We (NWTC) promise to pay the balance of tuition and course fees for eligible* students after federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied (for up to six consecutive semesters or until program completion, whichever is first).
*To be Eligible:
- Graduating in the Spring of 2017 from a NWTC District high school
- High school GPA 2.0 or higher (by the end of your Junior year)
- Enroll in a NWTC degree or diploma that is financial aid eligible
- Apply for the FAFSA
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than $3,000
*Please contact the NWTC Financial Aid Office for more information on NWTC Promise*

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Need any advice about completing applications and finding sources of aid? The Fair Opportunity Project can also help!

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