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, and for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the FAFSA application process, click here or contact the Financial Aid Office at 336.599.1181, ext. 4004.

Golden L.E.A.F. Scholars Program
Awards are made based on financial need and merit guidelines. Please check 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 at 336-599-1181, ext. 4004 or visit  

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.

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. For more information, please click here.

Curriculum Programs

  • Accounting 

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Electrical Power Production Technology 

  • Electrical Systems 

  • Human Services

  • Industrial Systems Technology

  • Information Technology

  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Continuing Education Programs

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

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.





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