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Next Steps - Finish Financial Aid Process

Western Dakota Tech automatically accepts your funds for you. If you wish to decline all or a portion of the loan funds or federal work-study (if applicable), please fill out the form below within 14 days.

If you have any questions regarding declining your federal student loans or federal work study (if applicable), please contact the WDTC Financial Aid Office at or 605-718-2988.


Understanding your Financial Aid Disbursements
  • For most WDT students, financial aid will be disbursed the third week of the semester.

Federal Direct Loans

If you plan to borrow all or a portion of the federal student loans listed on your financial aid offer, you may need to complete the following:

  • Loan Entrance Counseling
  • Direct Master Promissory Note

If you need to complete the items above, an email or letter will be sent to you.  It is important that if you get this email or letter, that you complete the online document(s) as soon as possible.  Failure to do so, will result in these federal student loan funds being removed from your financial aid.

Federal Work Study

If you have been offered Federal Work Study and wish to accept the offer, please contact the Financial Aid off by email at or telephone at 605-718-2988.

Helpful Information
  • Loan Entrance Counseling
    • Provides information about the responsibilities and obligations as a loan borrower.

  • Master Promissory Note (MPN)
    • A legal document in which loan borrowers promise to repay the loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of the federal loans being borrowed.
    • If you are a previous loan borrower, the Direct MPN is valid for ten years.

  • Federal Work Study
    • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
    • It's available to WDTC undergraduate degree-seeking students with financial need.
    • It's available to full-time or part-time students.
    • These jobs are usually related to the student's field of study.

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