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Come to the NTC Wausau Campus for free assistance in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). High school seniors and continuing college students can complete a FAFSA for the 2019 – 2020 school year as early as October 1.

Financial aid offices use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs. You MUST file a new FAFSA every year in order to be considered for financial aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.

College Goal Wisconsin provides free assistance to Wisconsin’s college-bound students who need help completing the financial aid form.

College Goal Wisconsin is sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA). Its purpose is to address the needs of low-income and first-generation college students who are completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans, to attend and pay for college.

Students who are considered to be dependent (born after January 1, 1995) should attend with a parent or guardian, if possible.

What to Bring

You will need the following items to complete your 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you will also need these items for your parent(s). 

  • 2017 federal tax return and W2s
  • 2017 untaxed income records, such as child support or veteran’s non-education benefits
  • Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Driver’s License (if you have one)
  • Social Security Number/Alien Registration Card/Permanent Resident Card
  • Date of birth for parent(s)
  • Month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce or separation
  • FSA ID (if you have one). You can visit to create your FSA ID. For assistance with the process, please call 1-800-433-3243. The FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you and will be your FSA ID for life. Every student and at least one parent of a dependent student will need an FSA ID. If a parent already has an FSA ID or has more than one child attending college, the parent will use the same FSA ID to sign all applications, but each child must have his or her own FSA ID. Each FSA ID user must have a unique mobile phone number and/or email address.

Financial Aid Office

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about any step of the financial aid process.