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A-B Tech offers a variety of enrollment scholarships each year. There are certain requirements for these scholarships. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office at 398-7162 for an application and additional information regarding these scholarships.

All students are encouraged to seek out scholarships offered by clubs and organizations in their communities.

An excellent source for scholarships is located on the World Wide Web. Students can do searches by accessing www.finaid.org and using the free scholarship search, FASTWEB. FASTWEB alone contains a database of more than 180,000 scholarships. The website of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, www.ncseaa.edu, lists scholarships available to North Carolina residents only.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation awards scholarships annually.

•    January 7 – Online applications are available at:
abtech.edu/foundation/scholarships.

•    March 15 – Students applying for scholarships requiring the establishment of financial need should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). www.fafsa.gov.

•    March 29 – Online application for scholarships closes and all reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m.

•    June 3 – Scholarship awards sent to students
via email.

Students may access scholarship criteria on the
A-B Tech website at abtech.edu/foundation. For additional information about the Foundation, please call 398-7562.

Other Financial Aid Information

In addition to scholarships, information about grants, loans and work programs is also available on the internet. Some recommended sites are:

www.ed.gov/offices/ope: Click on “Information for Students” for federal student aid information.

www.cfnc.org: Provides comprehensive information about scholarships, loans, and other programs/issues.

www.nasfaa.org: Click on “Financial Aid Information for Students, Parents & Counselors;” provided by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

www.studentloans.gov

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