Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Notification

This section is designed to help you understand your financial aid award notification posted in Web Advisor. Here you will find information regarding the different types of aid listed on your award notification, how to apply for work-study, how to apply for loans, how to use your financial aid to pay your charges, and how to receive a refund of any remaining financial aid. Please review the sections located in the list below. If you have any questions after reviewing this section, please contact the financial aid office at (828)254-1921 ext. 7533

 

Once aid has been posted to your Web Advisor account, tuition and fee charges are deducted first. Please be aware that under federal guidelines, financial aid will only pay for courses required for your academic program. Any remaining aid can be used to purchase books in the college bookstore. Bookstore vouchers may be picked-up and used in the bookstore located in the Bailey Building according to the schedule posted in the Important Dates to Remember section.

 

You will receive a refund of any remaining aid that you are eligible for once your charges have been deducted. Please note: Award notifications are based on full-time enrollment. If you enroll less than full-time, your aid will be adjusted accordingly after the semester begins. To learn more about enrollment statuses, please click here.

Please consult the section below to learn how different types of aid refunds are disbursed.

Pell Grant funds will automatically be disbursed according to the schedule posted on the Important Dates to Remember section.

State grant funds will automatically be disbursed according to the schedule posted in the Important Dates to Remember section. 

Scholarship refund balance checks will be issued according to the schedule posted in the Important Dates to Remember section unless other arrangements are specified by the organization granting the scholarship. Students who have been awarded scholarships and Pell Grant funds will have the remaining refundable scholarship balance included with their Pell Grant refund check once the VCA form has been processed. Students receiving only scholarship aid are not required to submit a VCA form. 

Work-study paychecks are disbursed according to the payroll schedule located on the back of the timesheet. 

Loan funds are issued according to the lender’s disbursement schedule sent to the student by the lender in conjunction with the financial aid refund check schedule posted in the Important Dates to Remember section.

All refund checks will be mailed to the students address that is posted in their Web Advisor account. Work-study paychecks, will not be mailed.

 

To determine eligibility for aid for the summer semester, you will need to provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your summer schedule. An email will be sent to the student’s A-B Tech student email account once the revised Award Notification is available for viewing in Web Advisor.

Students wishing to obtain Direct loan funds will need to complete the steps discussed in the Loans section. State grants, scholarships and work-study are generally not available for the summer term.

 

Once aid has been posted to your Web Advisor account, tuition and fee charges are deducted first. Please be aware that under federal guidelines, financial aid will only pay for courses required for your academic program. Any remaining aid can be used to purchase books in the college bookstore. Bookstore vouchers may be picked-up and used in the bookstore located in the Bailey Building according to the schedule posted in the Important Dates to Remember section.

 

 

Updated 3.21.13

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