Paying for College

paying for collegeWe have a wonderful Office of Student Employment that will assist students in obtaining part-time job opportunities on and off campus. Appalachian State University participates in two types of programs to hire our students.

The first program is called the Federal Work Study Program. This particular program provides employment opportunities for students demonstrating financial need and is awarded as part of the student's Financial Aid package. Awards are made through the Financial Aid Office by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Once awarded, all work study placements are made by the Student Employment Office.

The second program called a student temporary requires the students, for an on-campus position, to go to an individual department and complete an application within each department. It is highly recommended that a student begin with the largest employers on campus. To find these employers and other information on student employment, please visit the Student Employment website.

Paying the Bill

The Office of Student Accounts mails the tuition bill to the student's permanent home address. Payments not received by the due date will result in class schedule cancellation and are subject to a late payment fee.

Financial Aid

Financial aid assistance is available in three forms:

  • Grants: These don't have to be repaid
  • Loans: You borrow money and pay it back
  • Work: Students take on part-time jobs through Federal Work Study to earn money toward expenses besides tuition and room and board.

To Apply

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be completed in order to receive federal financial aid.

Priority Deadlines

Appalachians priority deadline to receive your completed FAFSA information is March 15 of each year. However, if you are a North Carolina resident, the priority date by which we should receive your FAFSA is February 15, so that you can be considered for state grants There is no guarantee that you will be awarded a state grant, but the early submission of the FAFSA will increase the possibility of being awarded a grant if you are eligible.

You may apply after the priority deadlines, however, you will not have priority consideration for certain grants, and your financial aid may not be available by the tuition payment date or by the first day of classes.

Just Send Money - The Express Account

The Appalachian Express Account is an optional account that allows for funds to be deposited and then accessed by the AppCard in specific campus locations. The Appalachian Express Account is separate from the Meal Account, but it is still accessed by the AppCard. The Express Account can be used in the Bookstore, all food service locations, vending machines, ticket offices, and lots of other campus locations

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