Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the NWTC Promise:

  • Graduate on-time in the spring of 2018 from a qualified high school, alternative high school or home school within the NWTC district.
  • Earn a GED/HSED in 2017 or 2018 and be under the age of 19 as of the application deadline of April 1, 2018.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA by the end of high school junior year.
  • Enroll in fall 2018 directly after graduation from high school. (Note: Students who enroll in academic programs with a spring 2018 start are not eligible for Promise funding.)
  • Reside in NWTC’s district.
  • Apply for federal financial aid (by filling out the FAFSA) by April 1, 2018.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or lower.*
  • Fill out the application for the Promise program.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits and admitted to a financial aid eligible program.

Do non-US citizens qualify for NWTC Promise? 

No. In order to qualify, students must be able to complete the FAFSA as well as qualify for in-state tuition. 

What does a student have to do to stay in the NWTC Promise?

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Remain in good standing with the college – maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Reapply for financial aid by April 1st each year and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or lower.*
  • Successfully complete College Success 101 course (10-809-101) during (or before) first semester. 

Will students need to reapply for Promise every semester?

Promise students will not need to reapply each semester for participation in the NWTC Promise; however, students will need to retain eligibility to continue to receive funding each eligible semester.

* Your EFC is a number that is calculated from the information you provide on the FAFSA. It is used by the Financial Aid Office to determine how much financial aid you would be eligible to receive to attend our College.

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Call 888-385-NWTC to speak to Promise Scholarship experts Ryan Herald and Frankie Destache