New students: Let’s start with completing your admissions and financial aid applications. Sooner is better than later to ensure maximum aid eligibility and ease of registering for the course you need within your preferred schedule.
Continuing students using Student Planning: If you have met with your advisor, you can modify/add courses through Patriot Port (Student Planning).
Year-round aid is available. Talk with a member of the Financial Aid Team about available grants and the Powers Scholarship.
Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 395-4198
Financial Aid: email@example.com or (828) 395-4198
Academic Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org (828) 395-1436
If you're not currently enrolled, let's get started:
All students should complete a FAFSA to determine aid eligibility for grants and scholarships. FAFSA worksheets and most recent scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid office
After your FAFSA is complete, there are several options for available financial aid.
You may begin planning your schedule by visiting Patriot Port. Contact your advisor to schedule an advising and registration appointment. If you are not sure who your advisor is, that information can be found in Patriot Port or by calling 828-395-4193.
After registering for courses, you will need be sure you have sufficient financial aid or pay the balance of your tuition. While in Patriot Port or at the Business Office, you can get a copy of your schedule. Keep in mind that you may have to pay out of pocket if your financial aid package is incomplete and/or you are ineligible for the Powers Service Scholarship. The Priority Deadline for financial aid is November 19. We will continue processing after this date; however, we cannot guarantee final processing before payment is due.