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Merit-Based Aid
Financial aid that is awarded based on a student's academic, athletic, or artistic merit, or some other criteria, and does not depend on financial need. Merit-based awards may look at a student's grades, test scores, special talents or extracurricular activities to determine eligibility.

Military Benefits

Educational benefits for individuals who are on active duty or are veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, National Guard or Coast Guard. For more information contact:

  • NWC's Hathaway Technician  - for WY military benefits
  • NWC's Scholarship Technician - for VA military benefits 

MPN (Master Promissory Note)
A Master Promissory Note must be completed to receive a Stafford or PLUS loan.

Questions? Call or email us:

Northwest College
Financial Aid & Scholarships
307-754-6158 or 800-560-4692