Dates & Deadlines
Dates listed are anticipated, and are subject to change without notice.
Each semester, your loans will be disbursed in multiple payments. Your balance with the school will be subtracted from the first disbursement.
You must be actively attending, or have already completed, a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours to receive a loan disbursement.
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 no later than 14 days before the first disbursement date.
Courses that begin after the first week of the semester will not be factored in to your financial aid eligibility until 10 days prior to the course start date.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|May 15 - July 15: You may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for the Fall semester. Before doing so, please review our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) policy and our Appeal Process. If your Appeal is Upheld, you must submit a completed Academic Plan to the Financial Aid Office on or before August 1, by 12:00 p.m.||December 1 - January 5: You may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for the Spring semester. Before doing so, please review our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) policy and our Appeal Process. If your Appeal is Upheld, you must submit a completed Academic Plan to the Financial Aid Office on or before January 8, by 12:00 p.m.|
You must submit FASAP Appeal Requests to the Financial Aid Office in person or via fax at 828-281-9883, unless you have made alternate arrangements with a financial aid staff member. If faxing your Appeal Request, be sure to include an official Financial Aid Cover Sheet.
Students may only submit one FASAP Appeal Request per academic year.
Students who successfully appeal Maximum Timeframe suspensions must graduate within the academic year of their upheld FASAP Appeal Request.
Appeal Requests are not processed for the summer semester, unless the student can graduate during this term.
2017-18 Academic Year: For the 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring, and 2018 Summer semesters, you must complete your 2017-18 year FAFSA application.
2018 Summer Semester
May 14 - June 1: Bookstore charging with financial aid.
May 18: Deadline to complete all loan requirements (MPN, Entrance Counseling, Financial Aid Matters). Must be actively attending a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours that begin on May 21 or May 29.
June 14: Financial aid disbursement.
July 11: Loan disbursement for first time borrowers.
2018-19 Academic Year: For the 2018 Fall, 2019 Spring, and 2019 Summer semesters, you must complete your 2018-19 year FAFSA application.
2018 Fall Semester
7/1: PRIORITY DEADLINE Returning students who have received an award letter by this date will have their classes held.
8/1: PRIORITY DEADLINE New students who have received an award letter by this date will have their classes held.
10/13: Deadline to complete all loan requirements (MPN, Entrance Counseling, Financial Aid Matters).
Financial Aid Disbursement
- Occurs the 10th of September, *October, and November.
- If the 10th of the month is on a weekend, the scheduled disbursement will occur the prior Friday.
- Review your Self-Service account for anticipated refund details.
* First time loan borrowers will receive their first loan disbursement in October.
Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid
- One week before full-term classes begin through first two weeks of the term.
- First two weeks in October.
Uniform Purchases with Financial Aid
If you are using financial aid for your uniform purchases, please note the important information detailed below to ensure that you are properly prepared for the upcoming semester.
In order to process uniform charges against your financial aid, you will need to attend one of the 2 open house days at our financial aid partner, Reads Uniform Center, located at 123 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.
Tuesday July 24th from 2:00pm – 7:00pm or Wednesday July 25th from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
There will be representatives from the A-B Tech business office to verify and bill your financial aid along with the Reads staff to help with uniform requirements and fittings. This will give both the business office and Reads enough time to complete your order and confirm that you have your uniform on the 1st day of class. If you do not come to one of the 2 open house days, you will be required to pay out of pocket for your uniforms.
If you are not using financial aid to make your uniform purchase, you are not required to attend the open house sales dates, and can purchase your uniform at your preferred uniform dealer such as Country Casuals, Uniform Destination, etc. as long as it conforms to your program’s requirements.
January 8 – March 30: Online application available.
April – May: Scholarship application reviews and selections.
June: Award notifications via email.
Special Circumstances (income adjustment) Request
March 1 - July 1: Deadline to submit a Special Circumstances Request.
Requests submitted during this time period, if approved, will see any related aid adjustments processed and made active for Fall and Spring semesters.
November 1 - January 5: Late deadline to submit a Special Circumstances Request.
Requests submitted during this time period, if approved, will see any related aid adjustments processed and made active for Fall and Spring semesters, but you will not receive your Fall disbursement until the Spring semester.
Special Circumstances Requests are not processed for the Summer semester.
Special Circumstances Requests will generally take 4-6 weeks to be reviewed and processed (if approved).
By appointment only.
Financial Aid Refunds
All financial aid funds, except work-study paychecks, are disbursed through BankMobile. The date by which you will receive your funds depends on the BankMobile refund option that you select:
Electronic Deposit To Another Account
Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile Vibe Account
Three business days
One business day