Summer Semester

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please email or call us instead of visiting our office in person 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. Our hours for telephone, email, and in-person service are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please submit your Verification documents to our secure Financial Aid Office Dropbox.


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.


Important Dates

May 15th: PRIORITY DEADLINE Students who have received an Award Letter (Financial Aid Offer) for the summer semester by this date will have their classes held, pending spring term Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) calculations. Review your Self-Service account for details. To increase the likelihood of this occurring, you are urged to submit all requested Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office on or before May 1st for processing.

May 21st: Deadline to submit FAFSA application and any requested Verification documents for the summer semester.


Financial Aid Disbursement


  • Occurs on June 10th.
  • If the 10th of the month is on a weekend, the scheduled disbursement will occur the prior Friday.


  • Occurs June 10th*

* As long as you are currently participating in and/or have completed 6 in-program credits.


Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid

  • Approximately one week before full-term classes begins through the first week of the term.
  • Please visit the A-B Tech Bookstore page for details on when you can make purchases with financial aid.




Financial Aid Availability

After registering for classes, if you don't see a summer award in Self-Service by May 1st, please email us at for an update on the status of your financial aid.


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP)

  • To receive financial aid for the summer, you must be meeting FASAP.
  • Your progress will be determined by May 15th. Log in to your Self-Service account to check your status.
  • If you are not meeting FASAP, please do not begin your summer classes unless you are paying cash.



Appeals completed by noon on Friday will be reviewed by end of business on Tuesday.

In order to submit an Appeal, you must have a current year FAFSA application on file with the college, and provide any requested Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office before, or at the time of, Appeal submission.

April 1st – May 1st: If you are currently suspended, you may submit a FASAP Appeal Request for the summer semester during this timeframe.

Appeals for the summer semester will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Appeals for the summer semester will be reviewed after the end of the spring semester after final grades have been posted.

Before submitting an appeal, please review our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) policy and our Appeal Process.


Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The cost of attendance for summer is $4,000 (NC residents). Your federal aid (grants, loans) cannot exceed this cost. Remember, the cost of attendance is an estimate. Your actual summer tuition will partly depend on the number of credits for which you enroll.