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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. Contact NWC's Financial Aid/Veteran's Affairs Technician for more information.

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

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