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All awards that appear on your award letter are based upon full-time enrollment of twelve (12) credit hours or more, per semester. Award amounts for students attending less than full-time will be subject to proration.
Additionally, students who are enrolled for late-start or mini-mester courses will NOT receive aid for these courses until we confirm attendance once the courses begin. This calculation WILL affect your award amounts.
Students enrolled in Certificate or Diploma programs should be advised of the CONTACT HOUR CONVERSION which is addendum to your programs. More information can be found on our Eligibility Requirements page.
Students enrolled in Cosmetology and Therapeutic Massage Diploma programs should be advised of the clock hour requirements which are addendum to your programs. More information can also be found on our Eligibility Requirements page.
Tuition and Bookstore Charges
Once aid has been posted to your WebAdvisor 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 during dates identified by the Bookstore. Bring your student ID card and a schedule of your classes when you come to the Bookstore. Pell eligible students can purchase books and supplies up to seven days after the start of a payment period. The dates for charging books and supplies will be listed on the main college calendar accessible from the A-B Tech homepage.
Students are not required to purchase books and supplies in the A-B Tech Bookstore. Using financial aid funds to charge in the Bookstore is a service provided by the College as a convenience. Students are given the option to opt out of charging books in the Bookstore prior to the awarding of financial aid through the Information and Consent Form.
Financial Aid Refunds
You will receive a refund of any remaining aid that you are eligible for once your charges have been deducted. All financial aid funds, except Work-Study paychecks, are disbursed through Higher One.
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 Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule.
State Grant funds will automatically be disbursed according to the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule.
Direct Loan funds are issued according to the lender’s disbursement schedule sent to the student by the lender in conjunction with the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule.
Scholarship funds will automatically be disbursed according to the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule unless other arrangements are specified by the organization granting the scholarship.
Work-Study paychecks are disbursed according to the payroll schedule located on the timesheet. Work-Study paychecks will be mailed to the address in the student's academic record.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
According to federal and state regulations, students receiving financial aid must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Review our SAP Page for details.
Summer Financial Aid
To determine eligibility for aid for the summer semester, you will need to provide the Financial Aid Office with a Summer Aid Intent Form. 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 semester.
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.