Financial Aid Process
- Apply to WITCC
Your financial aid is processed after you apply to Western Iowa Tech Community College. To fill out the free online college application, you will need to create an account. Keep your username and password handy, so that you can start and stop your application at any time. We will save your progress.
Create account and start your online application to WITCC.
- Fill Out Your FAFSA
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is your path to thousands of dollars in federal financial aid. The process takes 6-8 weeks.
More on the FAFSA tips and mistakes to avoid
Start your FAFSA application.
- Complete the Iowa Financial Aid Application
Iowa College Aid offers state grants and scholarships to help you pay for college.
Iowa College Aid Application
- Apply for WITCC Scholarships
WITCC scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, room, and board. Most are automatically applied but some require formal applications.
View WITCC scholarships.
- WITCC Receives FAFSA Information
WITCC Student Financial Services will receive your FAFSA from the federal government 10-14 days after you complete the application. Once the application is received, Student Financial Services will contact you about your financial aid package by letter and your MyWIT student email.
- View Finances on MyWIT
MyWIT student portal contains all of your important college information including your financial aid, classes, schedule, email, and more. Your MyWIT login credentials will arrive in your college acceptance letter. Check Student Email and Finances in MyWIT. This is how the college communicates with you about your financial aid awards, notifications, and billing statements.
Log into MyWIT
- Verification/Additional Information Needed
You may be selected for verification which means additional information is needed before your FAFSA can be processed. If you are selected for verification, the school will notify you by letter and MyWIT email. Go to Finances on MyWIT for a list of missing or needed information. Provide the requested information as soon as possible. Your financial aid cannot be processed until the information has been provided.
More on verification
- Accept Your Award
Once your FAFSA has been processed (may take 4-6 weeks) and you have submitted the additional information, you will receive an award notification in your school email. You will be directed to go to Finances on MyWIT to see your financial aid package.
More on accepting your aid
- Entrance Counseling
If you have accepted federal loans and are a new student, you are required to complete entrance counseling. This helps you understand your responsibilities of taking out a loan.
More on entrance counseling
- Master Promissory Note
You may also need to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, also called MPN. It is a legal document where you promise to repay your federal student loans as well as any accrued interest and fees.
More on Master Promissory Note
- Pay Your Bill
Pay your bill online in MyWIT, over the phone, in-person, or by mail. You can also set up a payment plan through Finances in MyWIT.
More on payment options
- Fill Out Your FAFSA Each Year
The FAFSA form is not a one-time thing. You must complete a FAFSA form for each school year. FAFSA's for the following school year are available starting October 1. Remember, processing your FAFSA can take up to 6-8 weeks.
More on maintaining eligibility for Financial Aid.
Questions about Financial Aid?
Student Financial Services / firstname.lastname@example.org / 712.274.6402