W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 1 3 Financial Aid Options For more information about federal student aid programs, eligibility and the application process, consult the U.S. Dept. of Education website at studentaid.ed.gov. Students need to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for enrollment the following fall. For More Information: Visit fafsa.ed.gov  Call 1-800-4FED-AID; or TDD 1-800-730-8913 for the hearing impaired  Information on state aid is available through the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board at HEAB.WI.GOV. College Goal Wisconsin COLLEGE GOAL volunteers help students and families fill out financial aid application forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are 30 events around the state between November and January. Learn more at COLLEGEGOALWI.ORG. Want to check out all your possible financial aid options? Visit: wistechcolleges.org/preparing-college/ financial-aid Determining Financial Aid Students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to determine eligibility for both state and federal financial aid programs. Many factors determine the level and types of aid students receive. You will not know if you are eligible for financial aid unless you apply. It’s well worth the effort. Collaborative (Shared) Programs and Financial Aid Students enrolling in a collaborative program must apply for financial aid with a collaborative program agreement at the degree-granting college that will process and pay out the financial aid. *Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2012-2013) FULL-TIME AND FIRST-TIME STUDENTS WHO ATTEND A 2-YEAR COLLEGE 77% FINANCIAL AID RECEIVE $ 6 3 40 3 per year compared to a high school graduate better living wage $6,000+ average salary increase *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2017 Common_pages 02_16_WTCS_2017_FINAL.indd 13 7/24/17 10:49 AM