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Refund Checks Grant, scholarship and loan refund checks for Summer 2017 semester will be mailed out by June 29, 2017.  The Business Office will not hold checks for pickup. 
2017-18 FAFSA The 2017-18 FAFSA became available on October 1, 2016.  If you haven't filed, please do so now if you're going to be in college in Fall 2017.  The 2017-18 FAFSA will be based off student's and parent's 2015 income.  Need help filing your FAFSA?  Contact us at 828.339.4438 for assistance.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool Unavailable On March 10, 2017, the IRS and the US Department of Education announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA was being made unavailable.  At this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will not be available until Fall 2017.  When submitting tax information for the 2017-2018 FAFSA,  and anyone still needing to submit a 2016-2017 FAFSA, you must input your 2015 tax return information, for both years.  We highly recommend that you then immediately request an IRS 2015 Tax Return Transcript at www.irs.gov in case we later need your documentation.