Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Tax Transcript Online

If you are unable to locate your Federal Tax Returns for Financial aid purposes, you can click on Tax Return Transcript Online to print off your transcript immediately.

National Student Loan Data System - NSLDS

Login to NSLDS to view ALL of your FEDERAL student loan information, including total loan amounts, and loan servicer information. It is possible that when you begin repaying your student loans, you will need to make payments to MORE THAN ONE agency - see NSLDS for all of your FEDERAL student loan info! NOTE: NSLDS does NOT provide PRIVATE loan information, only FEDERAL Stafford and Perkins loan information.

You can complete this "Before You Go" worksheet that will provide you with a convenient location to record the information you gather from NSLDS.

Sign Up for eRefund (Direct Deposit)

If you would like to receive your financial aid and other refunds from Western via direct deposit instead of waiting for your check to arrive in the mail, please complete this Direct Deposit Authorization – Student Refunds form and return it to the Cashier’s Office located in the Welcome Center Room 163.

Student Loan Repayment - New "Income-Based" Option

Watch this video for an explanation of the income-based loan repayment option. For more information on repayment options, visit

Debt Collection Service

To clear up Federal Repayments 800.621.3115 or email at

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates is dedicated to changing lives for the better through higher education. We work with schools, lenders, and community organizations to help millions of people pay for college and build brighter futures.

Great Lakes provides financial, educational, and operational support at every stage of the educational journey. This support increases access to higher education, simplifies the delivery of financial aid, prepares students for success, and helps borrowers successfully repay their student loans. Details are available in our corporate overview, Great Lakes: Making Higher Education an Attainable Dream.

Lender Relations Policy (Code of Conduct)

College Policy: Student Financial Aid and Lender Relations Policy PDF file

PIN (Personal Identification Number)

Students and their parents (if student is dependent) should request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the Department of Education. A PIN allows students and their parents to sign financial aid applications online, make corrections, sign Master Promissory Notes for student loan and access the Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Scholarship Information

More than 300 scholarships ranging from $250 to $2000 are available for qualified students through the Western Technical College Foundation. Applications are available for on-line submission. Learn more about scholarships at Western at and for other scholarship opportunities, visit

Selective Service Registration

Register with Selective Service. To confirm registration status (847) 688-6888

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration website. Corrections and request of benefit statements (800) 772-1213

Veteran's Services

Western Technical College is approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board for training of qualified veterans under the Veterans Educational Benefits Act (GI Bill), and for the training of eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. Lean more at the Veterans website

Advice For Families Shopping For Private Education Loans

A college education is one of the most important investments that a family will make, an investment in their child's future. After exploring free money and federal aid, families often look to private education loans to help pay for the college bill. Finding the right student loans to fit a family's individual needs, however, can be overwhelming. Here is a website that will help with that selection process.