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Financial Aid

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Application Process

Starting your educational journey doesn't have to be difficult. Here's what you need to get started.

Types of aid

Paying for school is one of the most common fears for attending school. We are here to help.

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  • Summer and Fall Registration Information:

    If you plan to register for the summer 2021 term during regular registration (March 22 – April 23, 2021), your financial aid file must be complete prior to payment being due on April 23, 2021. If you plan to register during final registration (May 18), your file must be complete prior to registration on May 18. If you are a current student and have a complete 2020-2021 FAFSA on file, check your Patriot Port to ensure that you have aid available for the summer 2021 term.

    If you are planning to register for the fall 2021 term, all students must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA online at Your FAFSA does not automatically renew if you are a returning student. Fall tuition is due July 29, 2021 if you register during open registration. Your financial aid must be complete by this date to ensure your fall classes do not get cancelled.

    Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time for your FAFSA results to be available in Patriot Port.

    Apply for Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Check Information

    All Financial Aid checks will be mailed by the published date for all semesters to the address on file for students. Please check your Patriot Port to ensure your address is accurate.

    To review your address on file:

    • Log into Patriot Port
    • Click on the username at the top (the first portion of your email or account login)
    • Click on User Profile

    If your address is incorrect, send an email from your Isothermal email account to to have it updated.

Contact for information

Financial Aid
Student Center
Office: 828-395-4198
Fax: 828-286-8109
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.