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Glossary of Terms

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Health Clinic
An on-campus clinic located in the Rhododendron Building, room 113, on the Asheville campus that provides basic health care to students and employees (18 years and older). Appointments can be made by calling (828) 398-7570 or emailing healthclinic@abtech.edu.
Higher One Card (Access Card)
A debit card issued to students that facilitates financial aid and tuition refunds. The card is sent to all A-B Tech students and can be activated and managed online at www.abtechaccesscard.com. Higher One is a financial services company that has partnered with A-B Tech and other colleges to help manage the disbursement of students’ refunds.
Holly Library
An on-campus library, located in the Holly Building on the Asheville Campus, that provides books and electronic resources to help students meet their information needs. Hours of operations and additional information can be found by at www.abtech.edu/holly-library.
Homeless
For financial aid purposes, an individual is considered homeless if he or she lacks fixed, regular and adequate housing. You may be homeless if you are living in a shelter, park, motel or car, or temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive parent, you may be considered homeless when completing your FAFSA even if your parent would provide support and a place to live.
Homeschool
A school in which children are educated at home either by parents, legal guardians, or tutors, rather than traditional public or private school.
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