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Getting Started

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Aid Office has temporarily suspended seeing walk-in visitors. Financial Aid Office student assistance is currently available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday via email at and via telephone at 828-398-7595 or 828-398-7596. If you reach our voicemail, leave a message with your contact information and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please submit your Verification documents via email.


Apply for financial aid by Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).


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Eligibility & Types of Aid

Learn what is available.

Learn More About Eligibility 

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Applying for Aid

How the process works.

Learn More About Applying 

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Using Your Aid

What to expect once aid is awarded.

Learn More About Using Your Aid 

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Dates & Deadlines

Financial Aid Calendar.

Learn More About Dates & Deadlines