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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 Location There is a BankMobile (formerly HigherOne) ATM on the Asheville Campus in the lobby of the Bailey Student Services Building.... 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 Overview 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... Read More
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 by... 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&rsquo... 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
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Added on Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Contact the Financial Aid Office Summary How to contact the Financial Aid Office Contact Information The best way to reach the Financial Aid Office is by visiting them in the Bailey Student Services Building located at the main Asheville campus... 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 Explanation Cost of Attendance (COA) is a measurement of your expenditures associated with attending the college. The COA is... 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 for a given year or semester Grants and Loans The deadlines to apply for financial aid grants can be found on our website by... 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 (delay) your federal student loan payments. During a deferment, you wouldn't need to... 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 have to... 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 Eligibility Overview In most cases, developmental courses for math, reading, and English can be covered by financial aid. According to the... 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 FAFSA Income Reporting If you're filling out your FAFSA and have been recently divorced or separated, you may subtract your spouse's... Read More
Divorced Parents and FAFSA
Added on Wed, Jan 23, 2013
Divorced Parents and FAFSA 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 out the FAFSA. The... 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
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 Instructions Below are the steps for completing the Entrance Counseling and/or Financial Awareness Counseling online.   1.... 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
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 Instructions All the steps for applying for financial aid are on our website. Go to abtech.edu/financial-aid and click "Applying for Aid"... Read More
FAFSA Assistance by Appointment
Added on Fri, Jan 18, 2013
FAFSA Assistance by Appointment Summary Help with filling out a FAFSA FAFSA 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 to have a... 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 Eligibility Students with criminal convictions have limited eligibility for financial aid.  You can find information at... 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 Social Services Form If you need a social services form filled out regarding your financial aid, you can have the form emailed to... 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 Find Requested Documents After you submit requested documents to the Financial Aid Office, you can check on their status by logging in to... 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 less... 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 Eligibility If you have already earned a bachelor's degree or higher, you are not... 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 There are many factors involved in determining your eligibility... Read More
Financial Aid Forms
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Financial Aid Forms Summary Where to find financial aid forms on our website Forms Location 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"... Read More
Financial Aid Suspension
Added on Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Financial Aid Suspension Summary Where to find information about financial aid Suspension, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and the SAP appeals process SAP Statuses If you are receiving financial aid, you must maintain Satisfactory... 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 Overview 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 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 Requirements You must have a high school diploma, GED, or associate's degree in order to qualify for financial... 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 College Website Resources There are several organizations that offer financial... Read More
Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
Added on Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) Summary Explanation of the Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) Overview The Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) is for students who are committed to working in North Carolina in... 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 FSA ID Definition 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. ... 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 Overview For information about financial aid grants, go to abtech.edu/financial-aid. Click "Eligibility and Types of Aid" and scroll... 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 funds... Read More
Loan Servicer
Added on Wed, Jan 16, 2013
Loan Servicer Summary Finding information on loans and loan servicers Where to Find Information 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... 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 Instructions 1. Go to studentloans.gov and click "LOG IN." 2. Enter your... 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 Disbursement Timing We can't disburse any financial aid funds for a class until you have been reported as actively attending. If you'... 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
Pell Grants
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Pell Grants Summary Overview of Pell Grants, which are one of the forms of federal 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... 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 PLEU Limits Pell lifetime eligibility usage (PLEU) means that you're... 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 Explanation Before A-B Tech can begin taking the steps to process a student's financial aid award, we have to... 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 Federal Government Website Information about how to begin repayment of federal student loans can be found at studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans... 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 Financial Aid Disbursments Nursing students in the RIBN program are dually enrolled at A-B Tech and Western Carolina University (WCU). If you... 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
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 FAFSA Code 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... Read More
Student Loans
Added on Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Student Loans Summary Overview of direct loans (student loans) and how to apply for 2017-18, which goes from fall 2017–summer 2018 Direct Loans Overview For information about federal direct loans, go to abtech.edu/financial-aid. Select ... 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 IRS Contact Information An IRS Tax Return Transcript can be ordered online at irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript or by calling the IRS automated phone tool at 1-800... 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 whether you need to file a tax return IRS Website To determine whether or not you need to file a tax return, visit the following page of the IRS website and click "Begin":... 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 Timeframe It can take about four–six weeks to process a financial aid application, and possibly longer during peak times. Loan applications can... 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 Paper Statements in the Mail If you have already been awarded financial aid, and your financial aid has not yet... Read More
Types of Financial Aid
Added on Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Types of Financial Aid Summary Types of financial assistance available for students Overview Federal grants, direct loans, work-study, and scholarships are available to students based on need and eligibility. The first step in applying for... 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
Work-Study
Added on Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Federal Work-Study Program Summary Overview of the Federal Work-Study programand 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... Read More
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