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.