Successfully receiving financial aid requires a number of steps that must be completed. Below, we’ve demonstrated the typical path for incoming students.

If you encounter any problems, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Apply Early

If you are starting school in Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, you need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA that is available October 1, 2022. To be considered for all Federal and State aid programs, complete this application as soon as possible. The application will require 2021 Federal income tax information for both the student and parent (if dependent).

Getting Started

Step 1. Get Admitted to NTC

You must be admitted as a degree seeking student before your financial aid application can be processed. The application for admission can be completed online or through the NTC Admissions Office. Submit your final high school transcript, as well as official academic transcripts from all other colleges that you have previously attended, to the NTC Admissions Office.

Step 2. Complete Your FAFSA (NTC School Code: 005759)

Your first step in securing any financial aid (excluding scholarships) is to fill out the FAFSA. All students must complete the application regardless of the family’s financial status if wanting to apply for federal and state aid (including loans). Your FAFSA information determines your eligibility for a broad range of financial aid. Even if you do not have financial need, according to your FAFSA results, nearly everyone qualifies for some form of financial aid.

Helpful Tips

Adding NTC to Your FAFSA

When completing the FAFSA, make sure to add the NTC Federal School Code: 005759 so the Financial Aid office will receive your FAFSA results. We use your FAFSA results to determine your financial aid eligibility. If you’ve already completed the FAFSA and need to add NTC as a planned school of attendance, you can log back into the FAFSA website, click on “make corrections” and add NTC’s Federal School Code.

Signing Your FAFSA

The FSA ID — a username and password — must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. You can create an ID when logging in to the FAFSA. If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, a parent will also need to create an ID.

It is important that you remember your FSA ID, password and security answers. This information will be used in the future.

Pulling Tax Information into the FAFSA from the IRS

When completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA, you will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your 2019 tax information into the application unless you owe the IRS money. This method of providing income information is highly recommended in order to eliminate errors when entering the income for the student and parent.

What Happens Next

Listed below are the different reports and notices you can expect as a result of completing a FAFSA:

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from Federal Processor
    The SAR is the submitted version of your FAFSA. You will receive this via email or mail depending on whether you provided an email address when submitting the FAFSA. You should review your SAR and confirm that all the information is correct.
  • NTC Financial Aid Status Report (mail and email)
    If you have started the application process but still have additional steps to complete or materials needed, we will mail you a Financial Aid Status Report detailing the needed items. In addition you will be sent an email to your NTC student email account with instructions on how to access the status report through your e-Services account. You should complete these items as soon as possible so that we can continue to process your application.
  • NTC Financial Aid Offer (email only for official notification)
    Approximately mid-summer, you will receive an email notification when your Financial Aid Offer (award notification) is available to view in your e-Services account. Log into your e-Services account, print the Financial Aid Offer and read it carefully. We also suggest that you compare your award notification to your bill. See Award Notification for more information about your next steps.

Contact Financial Aid

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Phone: (218) 333-6600
Toll Free: (800) 942-8324
Fax: (218) 333-6698

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