Financial Aid

Spring 2019 Important Information

  • New applicants for 2018-2019, please complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA for Spring 2019 is November 26, 2018
  • Students may apply after this date, but will need to make arrangements for his/her tuition at the time of registration. If the application for financial aid is subsequently approved, students will be reimbursed based on financial aid eligibility
  • Students selected for verification may receive an email from the School Servicing Center. Students should login to www.sscwp.org to complete verification process
  • Students will be notified by mail if additional documentation is required
  • Students need to submit any missing documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office by December 6, 2018

Students will need to arrange to have unpaid tuition taken care of by December 13, 2018. Students that are not eligible for financial aid may enroll in the payment plan at http://www.piedmontcc.edu/paymentplan

 

***Please begin attending classes on January 7, 2019 if you have secured payment for your classes***

 

  • Financial Aid does not cover classes that are not applicable to student’s program of study
  • In order for classes to be considered for Financial Aid eligibility, students must register by February 11, 2019
  • Withdrawals prior to February 11, 2019 will not be considered for Financial Aid eligibility
  • Bookstore charge dates: January 3, 2019 – February 11, 2019 (no charges will be allowed after this date)
  • Financial Aid Refunds mailed: February 21, 2019 (Subject to Change)

Contact the Financial Aid Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 4004, if you have any additional questions

 

STEP 1

Apply for admission. You may apply online. This is a separate process from applying for financial aid. However, financial aid cannot be awarded until you are approved for admission and all official high school and college transcripts have been received. For additional information on admission, please visit the Admissions page.

STEP 2

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Don’t forget to add PCC's school code: 009646

STEP 3

Once your FAFSA has been processed by the Department of Education, you will receive a Student Aid Report, by mail or by e-mail if the e-mail address is provided.  The Student Aid Report indicates the students and/or parent ability to assist with payment of education cost.  This numerical value is called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution).   Your FAFSA application will then be forwarded to PCC for processing.

STEP 4

When the Financial Aid Office receives a copy of your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education, a letter will be sent to you requesting documents needed to complete your file. Once all documents are received, your financial aid file will be reviewed for a possible award.

STEP 5

If it is determined that you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter from PCC along with several other important documents. Carefully read all materials.

  

Please follow-up with the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions:

Person County Campus – 336.599.1181, ext. 4004

Caswell County Campus – 336.694.8046



Verification is the process schools use to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate. Schools have the authority to contact you for documentation that supports the information you reported.


If you are selected for verification, do not assume you are being accused of doing anything wrong. Some people are selected at random; and some schools verify all students' FAFSA forms. All you need to do is provide the documentation your school asks for and be sure to do so by the school’s deadline or you will not be able to get financial aid.

Piedmont Community College partners with the School Servicing Center to complete most verifications. If you are selected for verification, you will receive an email from the School Servicing Center with instructions on submitting your forms. If you are selected by PCC for verification, you will receive a letter notifying you of the documentation required.


Refund Schedule and Bookstore Charge Dates

Authorization Form

Independent Household Size

Dependent Household Size

Student Nontax Filer Form

Parent Nontax Filer Form

Unusual Enrollment Form

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request - Summer 2019




It is important to remember that maintaining your financial aid is an ongoing process. Not only must you reapply for financial aid every year, but the Financial Aid Office must continually monitor your eligibility for aid.

Students must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to keep Financial Aid.  If you do not meet these requirements, you can lose your financial aid eligibility. However, we’re aware that personal challenges can affect whether you maintain your good standing. If you lose your eligibility for financial aid due to poor progress, you can submit an appeal explaining these issues to the Financial Aid Office.

The Financial Aid Office is required to review your entire academic record (regardless of the age of the record or whether or not aid was received) to determine if you are in compliance. If you are not in compliance, you will be notified in writing of your denial/suspension and the appropriate appeal procedure.

For more information, please click on the links below:

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

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request - Summer 2019

 

Current Scholarships

External scholarships become available during the year through PCC's Financial Aid Office.  Information about these scholarships are posted to the scholarship bulletin board in Student Development and e-mailed to students with additional information.

Accounting Scholarships 

TACTYC Accounting Scholarship – Two Year  

TACTYC Accounting Scholarship – Transfer Students  

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Fellows Program

Nursing Scholarships

Back to School Nursing Scholarship  

Nursing FELS Loan Scholarship   

Welding Scholarships

American Welding Society

Women in Welding Scholarship 

February Scholarships

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

DAR American Indian Scholarships

I Love My School Scholarship

NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship

Sweet and Simple Unigo Scholarship

Other Scholarships

NC REACH

Scholarships by Major

DoD Armed Forces/Veteran Scholarships

American Legion Legacy Scholarships

Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarships

Scholarships for Military Families

Transferring Student Scholarships

If you are transferring from Piedmont Community College to one of the 16 UNC System schools in North Carolina, a list of available scholarships is located here.

Scholarship Search Engines

U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Database

SallieMae Scholarship Search

Wells Fargo Tuition Funding Sources