Financial Aid Checklist

Apply for Admission to Northwest
Before you can be awarded financial aid, you must complete the admissions process and be accepted to Northwest.

Apply for the FAFSA 
Apply online using the steps on the previous page. Be sure to electronically sign with your FSA ID or the form will not be sent to the schools you want. Northwest’s school code is 002427.

Waiting Period
Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to the school and to you within 2-3 weeks. If you haven’t received your SAR in six weeks, contact Federal Student Aid at 1-800-433-3243 to check the status of your application.

Respond Immediately to the Financial Aid Office & Student Verification 
Respond to emails from Northwest’s awarding financial aid counselor and complete requested tasks in Student Verification to help speed up the awarding process. 

It is your responsibility to check your myNWCC. You will not be notified by mail. In your myNWCC portal on the Northwest website, choose the Financial Aid Requirements option under Financial Information. If the Financial Aid Office needs more information, respond immediately to avoid delays in receiving your Financial Aid.

Determine if Your File is Complete
In your myNWCC portal, choose the Financial Aid Status option under Financial Information to check your status.  Your Application Status will indicate your current status in the Financial Aid Office. Once you have been awarded, the Awards block under Financial Aid Status will show your financial aid award. You will not receive an award letter.

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree objective. Your class attendance and performance will be monitored. For more information on satisfactory academic progress, click here.