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  • 2022 Registration

    Summer 2022 Registration

    Open registration for summer 2022 will be March 21 – May 17, 2022.  If you plan to register for the summer 2022 term, your financial aid must be complete prior to the payment due date of May 17th. Remember, submitting your information as early as you can is always better to determine your eligibility and maximize your financial aid award.

    Please note: if you are a current student and receiving financial aid for the spring, you do not need to complete a new FAFSA application. (You may check your aid status on your Patriot Port). All NEW students must complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA for the summer semester before the payment deadline to ensure your aid is complete and available on May 17th to pay for your classes.

    Fall 2022 Registration:

    Open registration for fall 2022 will be March 21 – May 18 and May 25 – August 18. If you plan to register for the fall 2022 term, your financial aid must be complete prior to the payment due date of August 18th. Remember, submitting your information as early as you can is always better to determine your eligibility and maximize your financial aid award.

    ALL students (new and returning) must complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA for the fall semester before the payment deadline to ensure your aid is complete and available on August 18th to pay for your classes.

    Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time for your FAFSA results to be available in Patriot Port once your file is complete. Also, please ensure you have completed your Admissions application and NC Residency if you are a new student.

    Complete your FAFSA Apply for Financial Aid New Students: Complete your NC Residency

  • Financial Aid Check Information

    Financial Aid checks will be available for pick-up, with a photo ID, in the Business Office on the published check disbursement date each semester. All checks not picked up on this date will be mailed on the following business day to the address on file. If you would like your check mailed on the first available day please email the Business Office at businessoffice@isothermal.edu from your student email account to make those arrangements. Checks will not be available before the published check release date. Please check your student email for further check distribution information.

    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 admissions@isothermal.edu to have it updated.

Contact for information

Financial Aid
Student Center
financialaid@isothermal.edu
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.