Dates & Deadlines
Fall 2016 Semester
Dates listed are anticipated and subject to change without notice.
Direct Loans will be disbursed in two payments for the fall semester.
|Class Length||Type||Class Start Date||Class End Date||FA Bookstore Charging Dates||FA Disbursement Dates|
|9/16||Disbursement of federal/state grants and scholarships.|
|9/16||For repeat loan borrowers at A-B Tech, disbursement of the first half of loans. Example: If you have a $1,750 fall loan disbursement, $875 will be disbursed on this date.|
|9/23||For first-time loan borrowers at A-B Tech, disbursement of first half of loans. Example: If you have a $1,750 fall loan disbursement, $875 will be disbursed on this date. All other financial aid will be disbursed on September 16.|
|11/4||Disbursement for balance of loans. Must be enrolled a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours.|
If you would like to reduce your loan amounts, or cancel your loans entirely, you must complete the Direct Loan Adjustment Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office within 14 days of the first disbursement date.
Looking Ahead: 2017-18 Academic Year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018) and Beyond
Families will be able to begin completing the FAFSA on October 1, rather than January. This change more closely aligns the financial aid application process with the admission application process. In order to accommodate this earlier filing schedule, the FAFSA will collect income information from two years prior to the academic year for which the aid is intended (Prior-Prior Year), rather than the previous year. The new process begins in October 2016 for the 2017-18 award year.
October 1, 2016: You can complete your 2017-18 year FAFSA on or after this date. When doing so, you will use your 2015 tax data. This is the same tax data that you used when completing your 2016-17 year FAFSA.