Financial Aid

Completing the FAFSA

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  • The application is processed by the Department of Education electronically with an FSA ID or by printing the signature page. Online with an FSA ID should take 3-5 days to process. Online without an FSA ID, should take 5-7 days.Mail-in applications are available at

Student Aid Report

  • Student receives a Student Aid Report, by mail or by e-mail if the e-mail address is provided
  • Schools that the student listed on FAFSA will receive an Institutional Student Information Record
  • School receives the Institutional Student Information Record and determines which additional documents are needed from the student and/or parents
  • Student Aid Report indicates students and/or parents ability to assist with payment of educational cost. This numerical value is called the EFC (Expected Family contribution)


  • Students are mailed an award letter which indicates the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive (Pell, SEOG, NC Community College Grant, NC Education Lottery Scholarship)
  • Unless noted, the award letter is based on Full Time Enrollment-12 hours or more. Additional paperwork regarding Financial Aid policies will be included
  • Students are able to charge their books and supplies in the bookstore during the dates scheduled for that term. The schedule is mailed with the award letter.


2015-2016 Student Verification Policy (School Servicing Center)


2015-2016 Forms

Authorization Form

Independent Verification Worksheet

Dependent Verification Worksheet

Student Non-filer Form

Unusual Enrollment History Form

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Note:  Excerpt from Piedmont Community College Financial Aid Policy and Procedures Manual

Current Scholarships

Scholarships for Military Families


NC Retail Merchant Association Scholarship

NC Golden Leaf Scholarship Flyer

NC Golden Leaf Scholarship Application Fall 2015

Digital Responsibility Scholarship

Youth Volunteer Scholarship