Applying for Aid

Steps to Apply

To be considered for financial aid (including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships), follow these basic steps:

  1. Complete the A-B Tech Enrollment Process if you have not already done so.
  2. Create your FSA ID. Also, have your parent(s) create an FSA ID if they need to sign your FAFSA.
  3. Apply for financial aid yearly by completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA will determine if you are eligible for any federal, state, or institutional aid. Note that A-B Tech's federal school code is 004033. After you submit your FAFSA to the federal processing center, you will receive a notification called a Student Aid Report (SAR) via mail or email. You should review the information contained in the SAR for accuracy. The Financial Aid Office will use the data from the SAR to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.
  4. If interested in loans, you must complete some additional Loan Application Steps.
  5. To apply for scholarships, you must also complete a scholarship application through our Scholarships page.

You may now complete your FAFSA on October 1 of each year. The FAFSA will request income tax data from two years prior to the academic year for which you are applying. For example, the 2020-21 FAFSA will request your 2018 income tax data.


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.


Need help filling out your FAFSA?

The Financial Aid Office is offering FAFSA by Appointment assistance. Schedule an appointment today!


Forms and Resources

Visit the Forms & Resources page to locate forms that have been requested by the Financial Aid Office. You will also find a variety of other helpful resources and links on this page.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA