Loan Options Available at Blackhawk

You may be eligible for one or more of several types of loans. Blackhawk Technical College is here to help you through the process and answer any questions that you may have!

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New Student Loan Borrowers

All new student loan borrowers must complete Entrance Loan Counseling along with a Master Promissory Note. These can be completed online and will require an FSA ID. 

Learn About Federal Student Aid

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Nursing Student Loan

The Nursing Student Loan Program provides loans to Wisconsin resident undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time at an eligible in-state institution that prepares them to be licensed as nurses, either RN or LPN. 

Learn About the Nursing Student Loan Program

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan is an educational loan available to parents of dependent undergraduate students directly through the US Department of Education and must be certified by the college the student is attending. Parent Borrowers are defined as a student’s biological mother or father, adoptive mother or father, or stepparent who is listed on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

To receive a PLUS Loan, the parent should contact the BTC Financial Aid Office at (608) 757-7664 for information. 

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Student Loan Repayment

Need student loan repayment help? Our partner, Ascendium Education Solutions, can help you transition to repayment.
  • No cost to you!
  • Insight on your payment options.

Contact the Student Loan Success Center at (833) 707-1220, open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I graduate in December, will this affect my loans?
  • The Department of Education requires schools to monitor your academic status and graduation date. Schools must pro-rate the amount of student loan(s) for your remaining period of study if it is less than an academic year in length.
  • If your status changes from what you indicated it would be when you applied for aid, you must notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible in writing at

For more information on subsidized and/or unsubsidized student loans, loan limits, interest rates, in-school interest subsidy, or other loan questions, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

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