The Cost of PCC
Tuition and fees for degree, diploma and certificate programs for each semester are payable at registration. (Subject to change by NC General Assembly and/or State Board of Community Colleges)

In-State Tuition:

$76 per credit hour up to 16 semester credit hours not to exceed $1,216 per semester.


Out-of-State Tuition:

$268 per semester hour but not to exceed $4,288 (16 hours) per semester.

Fees

(Subject to change by the Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees)

Student Activity fee
$20 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester 

Technology Fee
$16 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester

Campus Access Fee
$20 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester

Student Liability Fee
$8 per semester

Student Accident Insurance 
$1.25 per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) 

Student Nursing Fee
$116 per semester

Graduation Fees
$5 Each - Official Credential (Associate Degree, Diploma, Certificate)
$20 Cap and Gown for Students who march in Graduation Ceremony
Free - Input Degree on Transcript with No Request for Credentials

Books and Supplies: (average per semester)
$975

The Business Office is responsible for collection of tuition and fees. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

A student is not eligible for re-registration if he or she has an outstanding debt due the institution or any other technical college or community college.

Any student having an outstanding delinquent account is not allowed to graduate or receive his or her diploma or degree. In addition, the College will not forward a transcript of records or any information concerning any delinquent student's permanent record to any other source.

A fee of $25 is charged to students for each check returned for "insufficient funds." No other personal checks will be accepted from these students during that semester or the following semester.

Withdrawals and Refunds:

Students must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for refunds. To withdraw from a course, students should contact their faculty advisor or the Student Development Office.

Students will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees if they withdraw before classes begin or if a class they are registered for is canceled. A 75% refund is given once classes begin and up to the Census Date* of a given class.

Detailed information on tuition and fees, residency requirements, and refund policies are in the college catalog and student handbook: www.piedmontcc.edu.

*For Census Date, contact the Office of Student Development 336-599-1181 ext 2159.
Paying for College

Check out the following opportunities to obtain financial aid at Piedmont Community College:

Federal Pell Grant: Awards are based on financial need. A recipient must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Awards are based on two semesters of attendance per academic year. For information call the Financial Aid Office at 336-599-1181, ext. 4004.

North Carolina Community College Grant Program: These state funds provide up to $2,800 per year based on student need. Apply by filling out the FAFSA. 

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ESL): These grants will range from $126 to $2,852 for the year. Apply by filling out the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).

Piedmont Community College Foundation Scholarships: The Piedmont Community College Foundation awards approximately 110 scholarships annually to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic standing and financial need. For more information on available scholarships go to our Student Opportunities page or contact the Foundation office at 336 599-1181, ext. 2102.

Golden L.E.A.F. Scholars Program:  Awards are made based on financial need and merit guidelines. Please check cfnc.org for eligible counties. Curriculum students may receive up to $750 per semester. Occupational Extension students may receive up to $250 per semester. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at the Person County Campus or call 
336-599-1181, ext. 4004 or visit cfnc.org.

Targeted Assistance Programs: These funds are available for students who enroll in the programs listed below. Funds are meant to help students who do not qualify for federal pell grants, but demonstrate financial need.  Up to $750 per semester may be awarded for curriculum programs and up to $300 for continuing education programs.

Curriculum Programs
Accounting
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Power Production Technology
Electrical Systems Technology
Human Services
Industrial Systems Technology
Information Technology
Mechatronics Engineering Technology


Continuing Education Programs
BioWorks Technician
Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Construction Trades
HVAC Technician
Logistics and Forklift Training
Siemens Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Training
Truck Driver Class A CDL


Veterans Benefits: If you are a veteran of military service, you may be eligible for special benefits. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at the Person County Campus or call 336-599-1181, ext. 2108.

Please visit the Financial Aid Office for additional financial aid opportunities.