Time to talk finances
How and when should I complete the financial aid process?
Complete the FAFSA
1. Visit pin.ed.gov to get your Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will use to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). One PIN for the student and one for either mom or dad.
2. Complete the FAFSA form(s) online at fafsa.ed.gov. (You will need your IRS Form 1040 for 2011 in order to complete the 2012-13 FAFSA.)
The Northwestern College Institutional Code for FAFSA is 002371.
For priority funding, complete the FAFSA between January 1 and May 1.
If your family has unusual financial circumstances, you may include a Parental Appeal Form from the NWC Financial Aid website.
We're quick! After March 1, you may expect an offer of financial assistance from Northwestern College within one to two weeks after all documents have been received and all questions are resolved.
Your admission counselor will call your family to walk through your award and answer your questions.