Welcome to Western!

Western Technical College's Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services uses electronic means (email and website) to provide the required notifications to you. We feel this is the fastest and greenest way to communicate. By logging in, you are agreeing to access Western Financial Aid information electronically. You will have online access to your financial aid status, including outstanding requirements, as well as the ability to view and accept/decline your aid (if applicable). If you do not wish to receive electronic communications, you can contact the Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services at finaid@westerntc.edu and request communication through letter.

Login Requirements:

Upper and lower case
Special characters !@#$%^&*()
Minimum number of characters 9

If you receive the error message "The student portal is currently unavailable. Please contact the financial aid office for more information," unavailable means that your MyFinAid account is currently locked after multiple login attempts.  Please contact the Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services to assist you in unlocking your account.

Failed Log in attempts: Answering a security question incorrectly counts against the number of failed log in attempts.


You can: 

  • Complete our institutional financial aid application online
  • Check the status of your application
  • View a list of documents we've received from you and a list of the documents still outstanding 
  • View your financial aid awards 
  • View your student loan history
  • Check the status of your student loans for the current year.

 Supported browsers for NetPartner include: 

  • Internet Explorer 11 (in a Windows 8.1 environment only)
  • Microsoft Edge (in a Windows 10 environment only)
  • Firefox (the most recent version)
  • Google Chrome (the most recent version)
  • Safari for Macintosh (on a Macintosh)


Log In Instructions

You must have a financial aid record already established at Western Technical College in order to use this system. If you have not begun the financial aid application process, you can get started by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Enter our school code, 003840, on your application and we will automatically receive a copy of your results.  Once we receive your information from the federal processor, you'll be able to start using this system. 

Are you a new student or new user?  You will first have to activate your account. Click on the "First Time User" link. When prompted for Net Partner Student ID, enter Social Security Number.  You will need to answer two activation questions, two security questions, and create a Net Partner Password. Your Net Partner Password must contain upper and lower case, numbers, special character !@#$%^&*() and must be at least 9 characters long.

Are you a returning user?  To access the online system, enter your Social Security Number and your Password and click submit.

You may select different security questions or change your Password at any time after logging in to Net Partner by clicking the My Account button displayed at the top of the window.


Experiencing login problems?  If you are trying to activate your account and receive an error message with Code IA, it means your account is already activated.  Try logging in with your SSN and Password, or if you do not remember your password, click on the “Forgot your password?” link.  You will be prompted to answer your security questions to verify your identity.  You will then be asked to change your password. If you are still unable to access your account, contact the Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services at (608) 785-9579 or finaid@westerntc.edu.