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Plan to Attend Hands-On Financial Aid & Scholarship Session on Feb. 7

If you need money for college, plan to attend the informational and hands-on Financial Aid and Scholarship Session at Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 7. WDTC is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

This event, in the Library/Student Success Center, is free and open to everyone - not only those planning to attend WDTC. Registration is not necessary.

Financial Aid representatives will help participants complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a free government form applicants fill out to find out what Federal financial aid they are eligible for such as grants, student loans, and work-study (part-time employment) to help pay for college.

To apply for the FAFSA, bring your 2021 tax return and W2 information for parents and students (if dependents).

There are several reasons to apply for financial aid:

  • You must apply to receive Federal student loans (not just the free money).
  • Many scholarships require the FAFSA to be completed.
  • You are not committing to borrow student loans by completing the FAFSA, which requires separate paperwork.

A Foundation Scholarship representative will also be at the event to assist with scholarship information and completing applications. WDTC scholarships, including the full-ride Build Dakota scholarships, are open for application now through March 31.

For more information, email Financial Aid at or call (605) 718-2988.


Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region. 

WDTC offers more than 40 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies. 

Ninety-nine percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military, per the WDTC 2021 Placement Report. There were 326 respondents out of 380 graduates surveyed. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about WDTC, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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