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SALT Financial Literacy

Sign up for a free online resource that helps students finance their education, manage any student loans, and build personal finance skills.  For more information or to sign up for SALT visit our SALT Financial Literacy webpage.

SALT can help you with:

  • Tracking and planning your student loans
  • Managing student loans and repayment options
  • Creating a manageable budget
  • Credit and debt management
  • Saving and investing
  • Finding scholarships, internships, and jobs

Dependent Verification Worksheets Now Require a Parent's Wet Signature

With the exception of the FAFSA, all dependent students parent's paperwork must be signed by hand.  Due to Gateway Technical College's policy updates, a parent cannot electronically sign any required verification paperwork.  All original forms, paperwork and worksheets signed by a parent can be handed in at Student Services.

  • A dependent student is anyone under the age of 24 required to report their parent's information on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

Changes to Loan Disbursements

Federal regulations now require Gateway Technical College to make multiple disbursements of Direct Stafford and Parent PLUS loans. All loans will be disbursed in two disbursements each semester for a total of four disbursements if the loan is a fall & spring loan and a total of six disbursements if the loan is a summer, fall and spring loan. Please see the disbursement dates below: 











Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) Name Changed to Wisconsin Grant (WG)

The Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) has changed its name to the Wisconsin Grant (WG).  There are no notable changes in eligibility requirements or grant amounts.  For more information regarding the Wisconsin Grant please visit