Financial Aid

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Note: The Northwood Technical College Federal School Code is 011824.  For some processes, it may be listed as Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College with a Rice Lake or Shell Lake address.  This is the correct option.


There are major changes and improvements to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Visit for more information.

Get Money for College

Be one of the more than 70 percent of our current students to receive some type of financial aid including loans, grants, scholarships and employment. 

To determine if you are eligible for financial aid, you will need complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We highly recommend that you apply at least 12 weeks prior to the semester starting to ensure that your financial aid is processed before classes start.  


How to Apply

First, create an FSA ID.

 An FSA ID is a user name and password used to log in to U.S Department of Education websites and to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA.

Create an FSA Account 


Second, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What You'll Need to Apply

Get organized. To simplify filling out the FAFSA, gather the following documents and other information and have them with you when you are completing your FAFSA:

  •  Federal Income Tax Return 
  •  W-2's from each job worked
  •  Unemployment, Social Security, Wisconsin Works W2, and any other documentation of income you received
  • Northwood Technical College Federal School Code is 011824.

Be sure to apply as soon as possible. You are a dependent student if you are under the age of 24 and single, do not have dependents, or you are not a veteran and will need your parents' Federal Tax Returns and income information.

Complete the FAFSA Form Here


Fair Opportunity Project – is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that provides Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information and assistance to students. Visit their website for more information



How Different Types of Financial Aid Work

The Northwood Tech Financial Aid office assists students by awarding financial aid to help pay education-related expenses. Financial aid is available from federal, state, and private resources. There are four primary types of financial aid programs: grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study.  Refer to the Department of Education Federal Student site for a comprehensive overview of the federal programs.

Federal Student Aid Guide


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Grants are free money you do not have to pay back. 


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Scholarships are free money you do not have to pay back. There are a variety of scholarships available for students of all income and academic achievement levels, so check to see which you may qualify for.

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Loans are money you will have to pay back, typically with interest. 


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Federal Work-Study

Federal work-study is money you will not have to pay back. You earn federal work-study money by working part-time through Northwood Tech. You can use this earned money to help pay for your education-related expenses.


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FAFSA Resources

Visit this online tutorial for a guide for students to successfully complete the free application for Federal Student Aid.

Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA

You may also want to visit this online tutorial for a guide for students to update tax information on the free application for Federal Student Aid.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool




Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Ashland Financial Aid Contact

Stephanie Zaleski

Financial Aid Advisor



New Richmond Financial Aid Contact

Anthony Rubis

Financial Aid Advisor



Rice Lake Financial Aid Contact

Blake Paul

Financial Aid Advisor



Superior Financial Aid Contact

Mike Phillips

Financial Aid Advisor



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