Published Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Financial aid is available to assist students in taking classes over the summer. Summer aid eligibility will be evaluated based on actual summer enrollment for 2020. We will begin reviewing enrollment and evaluating eligibility during the early registration period. Most financial aid requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of enrollment for eligibility. During the summer, those hours can either be divided into 3 credit hours per session or 6 credit hours in one session.

It is important to note that May 27 is the last day to add classes for ALL summer sessions to be considered for financial aid eligibility. If you have not filed your 2019-2020 FAFSA, there is still time to complete an application at

We have additional information on eligibility criteria and the types of aid available at

Our office is currently operating remotely and counselors are available to talk with you about your summer plans and options for financial aid! You can email our office at or call us at 828-262-2190. If you would prefer to meet with a counselor face to face, we would be happy to arrange a Zoom meeting. Contact us by email or phone to schedule.  

More information on our remote service arrangements here:

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:59pm

UPDATE: March 19, 2020

The Office of Student Financial Aid remains committed to serving students in every way possible during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

As of March 23, the Office of Student Financial Aid is operating remotely.

While we value our on-campus visitors, our office is following CDC and university recommendations to mitigate health risks to students, staff and the community. Our customer service professionals are working remotely and able to assist students and families with all financial aid inquiries. We do not expect any interruptions to service during this time. 

You may reach the Office of Student Financial Aid by phone (828-262-2190) and email ( We are happy to arrange virtual face-to-face meetings through Zoom. To schedule, please send us an email with your request and we will schedule a time/date and provide a Zoom link for our meeting. 

We look forward to continuing to provide excellent service and we appreciate your understanding as we remain flexible during this time!


Learn more about how Appalachian is practicing safety and how you can partner in prevention at  

March 12, 2020

Appalachian State has extended spring break by one week. Classes will resume at 8 am, March 23rd using online and alternative delivery methods. You can find App State Coronavirus Information at

The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to serving students in every way possible as we navigate these changes. The university is currently open and our office is able to assist students and families with financial aid questions. While we are not restricting walk-in appointments, we do encourage students to follow university recommendations regarding prevention.

The Office of Financial Aid will continue to provide services for students and families by phone and email. More information on our services during this period, including instructions for scheduling a virtual meeting, will be posted shortly. 

Individuals who are not able to visit campus may reach out to us by phone (828-262-2190) and by email (

Learn how Appalachian is practicing safety and how you can partner in prevention at

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:26pm

The Office of Student Financial Aid is pleased to announce that electronic forms are now available for 2020-2021!

If you were selected for verification, you no longer need to print, sign, and turn in hard copies of your documentation.  With the new StudentForms platform, you will be able to complete most requirements online and sign electronically. We feel very excited about this transition due to the increase in data security and our processing speed. You can find additional information as well as tutorials by going here.

Please note, if you have been selected for verification for 2019-2020, you will complete the process using our current method. Information on 2019-2020 verification can be found here