Applying for Aid
Steps to Apply
To be considered for financial aid (including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships), follow these basic steps:
- Complete the A-B Tech Enrollment Process if you have not already done so.
- Create your FSA ID. Also, have your parent(s) create an FSA ID if they need to sign your FAFSA.
- Apply for financial aid yearly by completing the FAFSA on the Web. The FAFSA will determine if you are eligible for any federal, state, or institutional aid. Note that A-B Tech's federal school code is 004033. After you submit your FAFSA to the federal processing center, you will receive a notification called a Student Aid Report (SAR) via mail or email. You should review the information contained in the SAR for accuracy. The Financial Aid Office will use the data from the SAR to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.
- If interested in loans, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Session at studentloans.gov (log in with your FSA ID) and watch the Financial Aid Matters video. Be sure to email the Financial Aid Office letting us know that you watched the video. We award loans based on the email confirmations that we receive. Once these steps are completed, the college will award you loans, if eligible. You will be able to see the total amount for which you are eligible to receive in your Self-Service account. If you would like to reduce the amount of your loans, or decline your loans entirely, complete the Direct Loan Adjustment Form. Submit the completed form to the Financial Aid Office.
To apply for scholarships, you must also complete a scholarship application through our Scholarships page.
You may now complete your FAFSA on October 1 of each year. The FAFSA will request income tax data from two years prior to the academic year for which you are applying. For example, the 2018-19 FAFSA will request your 2016 income tax data.
Need help filling out your FAFSA?
The Financial Aid Office is offering FAFSA by Appointment workshops. Schedule an appointment today!
Forms and Resources
Visit the Forms & Resources page to locate forms that have been requested by the Financial Aid Office. You will also find a variety of other helpful resources and links on this page.