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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.

Funding for Veterans

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  • Fall 2021 Registration Information:

    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. If you register during the open registration period June 28 – July 29, 2021, tuition is due by July 29, 2021. Your financial aid must be complete by this date to ensure your fall classes do not get cancelled.

    If you register during the final registration period August 18 & 19, your financial aid must be complete by the end of the day on August 19, 2021.

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

    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.