We know the financial aid process is complex, and this year has been no exception.

In a normal processing year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is released on October 1. Students complete the FAFSA, the FAFSA is processed, and within 3-5 business days the electronic file containing processed FAFSAs are sent to colleges. Students and colleges are typically able to make corrections to the FAFSA immediately after it is processed.

Through the FAFSA Simplification Act, the FAFSA has undergone a complete redesign. The goal was to simplify the financial aid process and expand aid eligibility for students. While we are optimistic students will experience these benefits in the future, the transition has led to delays in both the federal government’s rollout and processing of the form.

Please read the message below carefully for additional details and support.

Financial Aid Offers

Summer and fall 2024 course registration in Workday opened Monday, April 15th. We expect to be able to provide students who have successfully completed a 2024-25 FAFSA with their estimated financial aid offers by mid-May. If this changes, that information will be communicated.

In March, NTC announced its transition to a new Student Information System, Workday. Workday will now automatically generate a provisional (temporary) financial aid estimate for any student who has successfully completed a 2024-25 FAFSA and been admitted to a financial aid eligible program, even if they haven't registered for classes yet. This provisional (temporary) financial aid offer is determined based on a projected full-time enrollment status until May 1st at which time offers will be updated to reflect actual enrollment.

What can students do now?

We want to assure you that, as “the college that cares”, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions, provide guidance on completing the FAFSA, and assist with navigating the changes.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance or have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid office through the following:

Email: financialaid@ntc.edu
Phone: 715.803.1647
Chat: https://www.ntc.edu/contact-us/chat