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Fall Semester

 

Complete the Correct FAFSA Application

Depending upon when you want to attend A-B Tech, visit our helpful FAFSA reference page to determine which FAFSA to complete.

 

Important Dates

July 1st: PRIORITY DEADLINE Returning students who have received an Award Letter (Financial Aid Offer) by this date will have their classes held.

August 1st: PRIORITY DEADLINE New students who have received an Award Letter (Financial Aid Offer) by this date will have their classes held.

To increase the likelihood of this occurring, you are urged to submit all requested Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office on or before June 15th for processing.

 

Financial Aid Disbursement

Grants:

- Occurs September 10th (for classes beginning August 19th), October 10th, November 10th, and November 19th.

- 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.

Loans:

- Repeat A-B Tech loan borrowers: 50% September 10th (for classes beginning August 19th)*, 25% October 10th*, 25% November 10th*.

- First time A-B Tech loan borrowers: 50% October 10th*, 25% November 10th*, 25% November 19th​​​​​​​*

- If the 10th of the month is on a weekend, the scheduled disbursement will occur the prior Friday.

As long as you are currently participating in and/or have completed 6 in-program credits.

 

Loans

- October 15th: Deadline to complete all loan requirements (MPN, Entrance Counseling, Financial Aid Matters).

- Please see the Financial Aid Disbursement schedule above for anticipated loan disbursement dates.

- If you would like to reduce your loan amounts, or cancel your loans entirely, complete the Direct Loan Adjustment Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office no later than 4 days before the first disbursement date.

- First time loan borrowers will receive their first loan disbursement in October.

 

Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid

- Approximately one week before full-term classes begin through first two weeks of the term.

- Please visit the A-B Tech Bookstore page for details on when you can make purchases with financial aid.

 

Financial Aid Availability

Your financial aid award package for fall can be reviewed in Self-Service. Once you register, please wait 24 hours for the system to refresh and then go to Self-Service Finance to check your fall award.

> To receive the "Maximum Award" amount specified in your account, you must have completed, or be actively attending, the requisite number of credit hours for each award:

Award Maximum Award Credit Hour Requirement
Pell Grant 12 + credit hours
NCCCG 15 + credit hours
NCELS  12 + credit hours
Loans 6 + credit hours

Remember, late start and minimester credit hours are not factored into your financial aid eligibility until 10 days before they start. If you are registered for these classes, your financial aid disbursement(s) may be delayed. 

To receive a loan disbursement, you must be actively attending, or have already completed, a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours. Loans are disbursed in multiple payments throughout the semester. Review our "Financial Aid Disbursement" section on this page for details. 

To receive a state grant disbursement, you must be actively attending, or have already completed, a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours.

 

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP)

  • To receive financial aid for fall, you must be meeting FASAP.
  • Your progress for fall semester will be determined by May 15th. Log in to your Self-Service account to check your status. 
  • If you are not meeting FASAP, please do not begin your fall classes unless you are paying cash. 
  • During the timeframe specified below, you may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for fall.

 

Appeals

In order to submit an Appeal, you must have a current year FAFSA application on file with the college, and provide any requested Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office before, or at the time of, Appeal submission.

May 15th - July 15th: During this timeframe, you may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for the fall semester. Appeals will not be accepted after this date. Before doing so, please review our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) policy and our Appeal ProcessIf your Appeal is Upheld, you must submit a completed Student Support Plan to the Financial Aid Office by 5 P.M. Monday, August 19th or your Appeal will be retroactively denied.

You must submit FASAP Appeal Requests to the Financial Aid Office in person, unless you have made alternate arrangements with a financial aid staff member.

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. 

 

Income Adjustment Request

Fall Students: March 1st - August 15th: During this timeframe, you may submit a Special Circumstances Request. Requests will not be accepted after this date.

Requests submitted during this timeframe, if approved, will see any related aid adjustments processed and made active for Fall and Spring semesters.

Special Circumstances Requests are not processed for the Summer semester.

Special Circumstances Requests will generally take 1-2 weeks to be reviewed and processed (if approved).

By appointment only.

 

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Your federal aid (grants, loans) cannot exceed this cost. The Financial Aid Office will award you the maximum amount of financial aid for which you are eligible, not to exceed your cost of attendance.