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It's that Time of Year to Complete your Financial Aid for 2012-2013

For students to be considered for financial aid for fall 2012, spring 2013, and/or summer 2013, please complete a 2012-2013 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

What you will need:

  1. Department of Education PIN# located at
  2. Student and parents 2012 Federal Tax Information
  3. Log into to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA

**** Remember Appalachian State Universitys School Code is 002906 *******
The first date the FAFSA can be completed for 2012-2013 is January 1, 2012. March 1, 2012 is the priority date to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA; however, fill it out as soon as possible after January 1, 2012.

Current and Prospective Students:

If you intend to apply for financial aid for the 2012-2013 school year (fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013), now is the time to confirm that the U.S. Department of Education has your correct E-mail address and permanent home mailing address in the Central Processing System (CPS), so that your Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web (FAFSA) information can be delivered in a timely manner. You must update these addresses no later than January 6, 2012.

Spring 2012 classes will begin on January 17, 2012; bills for Spring 2012 classes will be due on December 16, 2011; class schedules will be canceled for non-payments on January 3, 2012.

Students should monitor their AppalNET account for reminders and updates concerning their financial aid. If a student has accepted a loan and has specific questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Transfer Students will need to ensure that Appalachian State University has a copy of their FAFSA by calling and 1-800-433-3243 and adding the School Code 002906.

Questions about applying for financial aid? Please visit or call the toll free line at 800-433-3243. Many financial aid questions can be answered by visiting our website at  
With warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Office of Student Financial Aid
phone (828) 262-2190
fax (828) 262-2585

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