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Buy Books with Financial Aid
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Buy Books with Financial Aid Summary:  How and when to charge books in the Bookstore to financial aid  How to Charge Books to Financial Aid At the beginning of each term, you can go to the Campus Bookstore and charge your books... Read More
View Financial Aid Status Online
Added on Fri, Oct 24, 2014
View Financial Aid Status Online Summary: Step-by-Step instructions for viewing financial aid status online in WebAdvisor To view the status of your financial aid, please log in to WebAdvisor, click "Curriculum Students," and then "... Read More
Student Loans
Added on Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Student Loans h2>Summary: Overview of direct loans (student loans) and how to apply for 2017-18, which goes from fall 2017–summer 2018 For information about federal direct loans, go to abtech.edu/financial-aid. Click "Learn More"... Read More
BankMobile ATM
Added on Tue, Apr 16, 2013
BankMobile ATM Summary: The ATM on campus where students can withdraw funds from their BankMobile cards for free There is a BankMobile (formerly HigherOne) ATM on the Asheville Campus in the lobby of the Bailey Student Services Building. This ATM... Read More
Divorce/Separation and Financial Aid
Added on Wed, Jan 16, 2013
Divorce/Separation and Financial Aid Summary: Income reporting in FAFSA for divorced or separated students If you're filling out your FAFSA and have been recently divorced or separated, you may subtract your spouse's income from your... Read More
Master Promissory Note (MPN) Instructions
Added on Fri, Nov 8, 2013
Master Promissory Note (MPN) Instructions Summary: Step-by-step instructions for signing a Master Promissory Note (MPN) when applying for a Direct Loan 1. Go to www.studentloans.gov and click "LOG IN." 2. Enter your information and... Read More
Reason for Financial Aid Disbursement Dates
Added on Fri, Jan 25, 2013
Reason for Financial Aid Disbursement Dates Summary: Reason financial aid refunds are not disbursed at the beginning of the semester A-B Tech is an "attendance-required” school, which means we require instructors to track students'... Read More
BankMobile Refund Selection Kit for New Students
Added on Mon, Jun 24, 2013
BankMobile Refund Selection Kit for New Students Summary: BankMobile Refund Selection Kit information and FAQs If you're new to A-B Tech and haven't yet received your BankMobile Refund Selection Kit in the mail, your card will be sent to you... Read More
Withdrawing From Courses and Financial Aid
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Withdrawing From Courses and Financial Aid Summary: How withdrawing from a class will affect financial aid Overview If you're receiving financial aid, you may want to contact the Financial Aid Office before you withdraw from a course to... Read More
Financial Aid Warning and Suspension
Added on Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Financial Aid Warning and Suspension Summary: Where to find information about financial aid Warning/Suspension, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and the SAP appeals process If you are receiving financial aid, you must maintain... Read More
FAFSA and How to Apply for Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 19, 2012
  FAFSA and How to Apply for Financial Aid      Summary: The steps to applying for financial aid     All the steps for applying for financial aid are on our website. Go to www.abtech.edu/financial-aid and click "Applying... Read More
Financial Aid Without a High School Diploma or GED
Added on Wed, Jan 16, 2013
Financial Aid Without a High School Diploma or GED Summary:  High school diploma or equivalent required to receive financial aid  You must have a high school diploma, GED, or associate's degree in order to qualify for financial... Read More
Work-Study
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Work-Study Summary: Overview of work-study and how to apply Overview Work-study is a program that allows you to have a job on campus (or in some instances off campus) to earn a portion of financial aid. Awards range up to $2,000 per year ($1,000... Read More
FSA ID Number
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
FSA ID Number Summary: How to apply for or retrieve a FSA ID number The FSA ID is used to add a further layer of security to your FAFSA. If you haven’t yet created an FSA ID, you can create one at fsaid.ed.gov.   If you... Read More
Financial Aid for Part-Time Students
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Financial Aid for Part-Time Students Summary:  Financial aid available to students enrolled less than full-time Overview You do not have to be a full-time student to receive aid; however, the amount you qualify for will be reduced if you are... Read More
Buy Uniforms With Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Buy Uniforms With Financial Aid Summary: How to use financial aid to purchase uniforms required for A-B Tech programs Overview If you have been awarded financial aid, you can use financial aid funds to purchase uniforms from the company Read... Read More
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Added on Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Contact the Financial Aid Office Summary: How to contact the Financial Aid Office The Financial Aid Office can be contacted by visiting them in the Bailey Student Services Building located at the main Asheville campus at 340 Victoria Road,... Read More
Scholarships
Added on Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Scholarships Summary: Overview of where to locate scholarship information, how scholarships are disbursed, and whom to contact for questions about scholarships Where to Find Scholarship Information Scholarship information can be found on our... Read More
Minimesters and Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Minimesters and Financial Aid Summary: How minimesters affect the disbursement of financial aid funds We can't disburse any financial aid funds for a class until you have been reported as actively attending. If you're taking a four-... Read More
Contact Hours and Financial Aid
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Contact Hours and Financial Aid Summary: How contact hours relate to financial aid If you are in certain diploma or certificate programs, your financial aid will be calculated by either contact hours or clock hours. Contact Hours Contact hours... Read More
Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
Added on Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) Summary: Overview of the Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) The Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) is for students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields... Read More
Dependency Status and Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Dependency Status and Financial Aid Summary:  How to determine FAFSA dependency status  Dependency Requirements The U.S. Department of Education deems that if you answer "yes" to one of the following criteria, you do not... Read More
Tax Return Transcript
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Tax Return Transcript Summary: How to get a copy of an IRS Tax Return Transcript An IRS Tax Return Transcript can be ordered online at www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript or by calling the IRS automated phone tool at 1-800-908-9946 (or from www... Read More
Grants Available for Financial Aid
Added on Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Grants Available for Financial Aid Summary: Types of grants available and eligibility requirements For information about financial aid grants, go to www.abtech.edu/financial-aid. Click "Eligibility and Types of Aid" and scroll down... Read More
Pell Grants
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Pell Grants Summary: Overview of Pell Grants available through financial aid Overview A Federal Pell Grant is a grant for undergraduates from the government that does not have to be repaid. Your first step in applying for a Pell Grant is... Read More
Emergency Funds
Added on Wed, Sep 11, 2013
Emergency Funds Summary: Overview of emergency grants and loans, criteria for application, and what the funds will cover Who Is Eligible to Apply? Only curriculum students who are currently taking curriculum classes are eligible to apply for... Read More
FAFSA and Divorced Parents Information
Added on Wed, Jan 23, 2013
FAFSA and Divorced Parents Information Summary:  How to fill out a FAFSA when the student's parents are divorced  Overview If your parents are separated or divorced, the "custodial parent" is responsible for filling... Read More
Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid Summary: The last day students can apply for grants, Direct Loans, and scholarships Grants The deadlines to apply for financial aid grants can be found on our website by going to www.abtech.edu/financial-aid... Read More
Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage (PLEU)
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage (PLEU) Summary: Overview of Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage (PLEU) and the maximum amount of Pell Grant a student is eligible to receive Pell lifetime eligibility usage (PLEU) means that you're nearing, or have... Read More
Tuition Bills Sent to Financial Aid Students
Added on Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Tuition Bills Sent to Financial Aid Students Summary: Why students receiving financial aid sometimes receive tuition bills in the mail If you have already been awarded financial aid, and your financial aid has not yet been disbursed, you may... Read More
Financial Assistance for Continuing Education Classes
Added on Mon, Nov 25, 2013
Financial Assistance for Continuing Education Classes Summary: Where to find information about financial assistance available for Continuing Education classes There are several organizations that offer financial assistance for select Continuing... Read More
Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for Financial Aid
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for Financial Aid Summary: Overview of the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and how it relates to Pell Grant eligibility  Overview of EFC The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is a... Read More
Lavender Fund Scholarship
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Lavender Fund Scholarship Summary:  Overview of the A-B Tech Foundation Lavender Fund Scholarship General Information The Lavender Fund is designed to help single parents with children at home succeed in college. It can provide scholarship... Read More
Defer Federal Student Loans
Added on Tue, Apr 23, 2013
Defer Federal Student Loans Summary: How to defer (delay repayment of) federal student loans Overview of Deferment Under certain circumstances, you can defer your federal student loan payments. During a deferment, you wouldn't need to make... Read More
Parent PLUS Loan
Added on Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Parent PLUS Loan Summary: Steps to applying for a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Overview A Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a federal direct loan for which parents can apply. This is only available for... Read More
Time to Process Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Time to Process Financial Aid Summary: Length of time to process a financial aid application It can take about four to six weeks to process a financial aid application, and possibly longer during peak times. Loan applications can take an... Read More
Loan Servicer
Added on Wed, Jan 16, 2013
Loan Servicer Summary: Finding information on loans and loan servicers A loan servicer is a company that collects payments on a loan and performs other administrative tasks associated with maintaining a loan on behalf of a lender. You can look up... Read More
Financial Aid for Students with Bachelor’s Degrees
Added on Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Financial Aid for Students with Bachelor's Degrees Summary: Overview of the types of financial aid available for students with bachelor's degrees If you have already earned a bachelor's degree or higher, you are not eligible for... Read More
Tax Return: Do you need to file one?
Added on Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Tax Return: Do you need to file one? Summary: How to determine if you need to file a tax return To determine whether or not you need to file a tax return, visit the following page of the IRS website and click "Begin": www.irs.gov/uac/Do... Read More
Entrance Counseling
Added on Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Entrance Counseling Summary: The steps for completing Entrance Counseling, which is required when applying for a loan Below are the steps for completing the Entrance Counseling and/or Financial Awareness Counseling online.   1. Go to www... Read More
Repay Federal Loans
Added on Tue, Apr 23, 2013
Repay Federal Loans Summary: How to begin repayment of federal student loans and when repayment is due Information about how to begin repayment of federal student loans can be found at http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand.   When... Read More
Financial Aid Forms
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Financial Aid Forms Summary:  Where to find financial aid forms on our website  From our website, you can download many of the common forms used by our Financial Aid Office. To access the forms, click on "Financial Aid" at... Read More
RIBN Program and Financial Aid
Added on Wed, Jul 2, 2014
RIBN Program and Financial Aid Summary: How financial aid is disbursed for students in the RIBN program Nursing students in the RIBN program are dually enrolled at A-B Tech and Western Carolina University (WCU). If you are in the RIBN program and... Read More
School Code for Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
School Code for Financial Aid Summary: A-B Tech's federal school code for financial aid Our federal school code is 004033. This should be entered when filling out a FAFSA to ensure your FAFSA is sent to A-B Tech. If you didn'... Read More
Financial Aid Verification
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Financial Aid Verification Summary: Information on the verification process when applying for financial aid Because every FAFSA can't be checked for accuracy, the U.S. Department of Education has set up the verification process as a "... Read More
Financial Aid for Summer
Added on Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Financial Aid for Summer  Summary: Overview of financial aid eligibility, application process, and disbursement dates for the summer semester Eligibility for Summer Aid Overview In general, if you take fewer than 12 credits in the previous... Read More
Cost of Attendance (COA) for Financial Aid
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Cost of Attendance (COA) for Financial Aid Summary:  Overview of Cost of Attendance in relation to Financial Aid  Cost of Attendance (COA) is a measurement of your expenditures associated with attending the college. The COA is... Read More
Types of Financial Assistance
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Types of Financial Assistance Summary: Types of financial assistance available for students Federal grants, direct loans, work-study, and scholarships are available to students based on need and eligibility. The first step in applying... Read More
FAFSA Assistance by Appointment
Added on Fri, Jan 18, 2013
FAFSA Assistance by Appointment Summary: Help with filling out a FAFSA FAFSA Assistance by Appointment You can sign up for a one-on-one appointment for help with filling out your FAFSA. These are 15-30 minute appointments, and you can expect... Read More
Developmental Courses and Financial Aid
Added on Wed, Oct 31, 2012
Developmental Courses and Financial Aid Summary: Financial aid available for developmental courses In most cases, developmental courses for math, reading, and English can be covered by financial aid. According to the Department of Education,... Read More
Financial Aid and Criminal Convictions
Added on Mon, May 11, 2015
Financial Aid and Criminal Convictions Summary: Financial Aid eligibility for students with criminal convictions Students with criminal convictions have limited eligibility for financial aid.  You can find information here: https://studentaid... Read More
Financial Aid and Social Services
Added on Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Financial Aid and Social Services Summary: How to get social services forms filled out by the Financial Aid Office If you need a social services form filled out regarding your financial aid, you can have the form emailed to financialaidoffice... Read More
Financial Aid Documents
Added on Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Financial Aid Documents Summary: How to check the status of documents you have turned in to Financial Aid After you submit requested documents to the Financial Aid Office, you can check on their status by logging in to your WebAdvisor account,... Read More
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