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Welcome to the Business Office

We would like to make you aware of a change in approved procedure for purchasing uniforms from Read’s using financial aid. The redesign was implemented for the following reasons:

  • A-B Tech wants to continue to offer this service to our students so you can purchase before classes begin.
  • We want to keep costs as low as possible for you, as a student, and the school overall.
  • We want to make sure students have enough funding for books and uniforms.

If you would like to purchase your uniform with financial aid before classes begin:

  1. Go to Read’s Uniforms (open Mon-Sat, 10 am to 6pm) and select the uniform you are required to have for your program.
    1. Link to required items
  2. Present a current copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter.
  3. Staff at Read’s will create a quote of the items you have selected.
  4. The quote will be emailed to A-B Tech for approval.
  5. The next business day, A-B Tech will deduct the amount from your available financial aid.
    1. If you do not have sufficient funds available, Read’s and AB Tech will notify you via email.
  6. A-B Tech will notify Read’s to complete your order if you have available funds.
  7. Read’s will process your order and you will receive an order confirmation email.

Below are links to the estimated costs of allowable purchases:

Baking and Pastry - Male

Baking and Pastry - Female

Basic Law Enforcement

Brewing - Male

Brewing - Female

Cosmetology - Male

Cosmetology - Female

Culinary - Male

Culinary - Female

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

EMT - Male

EMT - Female

Esthetics - Male

Esthetics - Female

Fire Academy

Hospitality Management - Male

Hospitality Management - Female

Manicuring - Male

Manicuring - Female

**Prices may vary slightly due to sizes.


Typical turnaround time is 7-10 business days for non-embroidered/altered items and 14-17 business days for items that require embroidery or alterations. Turnaround times refer to ALL uniforms, not just those purchased using financial aid.

Classes begin on August 15th so please visit Read’s soon!


Business Office responsibilities include receipt of tuition and fees, refund of payments, and disbursement of financial aid funds.

Location and Hours:

The Business Office is located in the Roberson Building at 93 Victoria Road.

Days Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Payment Deadlines:

Summer 2016
Friday, May 20 Noon
Cashier, online and payment plans will close promptly at Noon
Fall 2016
Friday, August 5th  Noon
Friday, August 12th  Noon
Cashier, online and payment plans will close promptly at Noon
Spring 2016
Friday, December 9th  Noon
Friday, January 6th  Noon
Cashier, online and payment plans will close promptly at Noon

Click here to learn more about paying tuition and fees!



If you have any questions regarding payment please call the cashier at 828-398-7152


Mailing/FedEx Address:

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Attention: Business Office 

340 Victoria Road

Asheville, NC 28801