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.



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

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

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

Campus Access, Parking, and Security (CAPS) Fee
$20 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester

Required Specific Fee
$8 per semester

Student Accident Insurance 
$1 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) 

Student Nursing Fee
$116 per semester

Nursing Clinical Fee
$25 per Fall semester

Other Fees
$5 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer)
 * Fee includes one printed credential (certificate diploma, or associate degree), cap and gown, and participation in PCC's annual Commencement Ceremony 
 * NOTE: Dual-enrolled high school students and Adult Basic Skills students do not pay fees and will therefore be required to pay $30 to participate in PCC's annual Commencement Ceremony.

Books and Supplies: (average per semester)

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:

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



Paying for College

There are several types of financial aid that may be available to you to help pay for your education at Piedmont Community College.

Federal and state grants are awarded based on financial need.  Apply online at as early as October 1 prior to the year you are planning to attend college.  For help submitting your application, contact the Financial Aid Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 4004.



The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides emergency funding to higher education. A portion of these funds have been set aside for students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These emergency grants are intended to assist students with expenses related to disruptions to their education due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including childcare, food, healthcare/medical, housing, technology, and course materials.

Click here for more information.

Finish Line Grant

Piedmont Community College, Piedmont Triad Workforce Development Board, and Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board are committed to helping our students reach their goals. In an effort to help support students in achieving high graduation and staying in college at NC community colleges, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grant on July 12, 2018. Many times students are faced with unforeseen financial circumstances that can impact their graduation or enrollment. These funds will help students to overcome these financial barriers to completing their training and education.  Piedmont Community College students may be eligible for a Finish Line Grant to cover unexpected expenses, like:

• Unexpected medical costs
• Emergency childcare
• Car repairs or alternative transportation

To receive a Finish Line Grant, you must be in good academic standing and be at least 50% of the way through your program of study.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Piedmont Community College Foundation Scholarships

The Piedmont Community College Foundation awards approximately 110 scholarship 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.

External Scholarships

External scholarships become available during the year through PCC's Financial Aid Office.  for information about these scholarships, please click here.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is offered as a part of a student's total financial aid package to assist in meeting the cost of educational expenses while in attendance at Piedmont Community College. Funding for work-study is allocated through Title IV funds from the Federal government. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before applying for federal work-study.

  • Work study applications are available in the Financial Aid Office and are kept on file for one academic year
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for employment
  • For more information about student jobs and the work-study application process, click here


Should you not qualify for financial aid, or if your aid does not cover your balance in full, you may sign up for the payment plan. The tuition payment plan breaks down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There is no interest, payment options are flexible and set up fees are affordable. For more information and to enroll, click here.