Financial Aid

 

 

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The FAFSA Process

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 official high school/equivalency transcript has 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

Students may begin completing the FAFSA on October 1 each year

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.  Please read the 19/20 Award Letter Notification or the 20/21 Award Letter Notification.

  • We recommend students seeking financial aid assistance to cover educational expenses to complete the FAFSA process prior to registration

 

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 may lose financial aid eligibility.

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.

 

2020/2021 Documents and Forms

20/21 Award Letter Notification

20/21 Asset Information Form

20/21 Bachelors Degree Verification Form

20/21 Dependent Household Size Form

20/21 Independent Household Size Form

20/21 Parent Nontax Filer Form

20/21 Pension and Annuity Form

20/21 Student Nontax Filer Form

20/21 Unusual Enrollment Form

 

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) policy in order to maintain Financial Aid eligibility.  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 mitigating circumstances, 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 (SAP) Counseling

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request - Summer 2020

Current Scholarships

PCC Foundation Scholarships

The PCC Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year. For more information and to apply, please visit  https://www.piedmontcc.edu/scholarship

 

External 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.

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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

College Ave Monthly Scholarship

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)

U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Database

SallieMae Scholarship Search

Wells Fargo Tuition Funding Sources





If you are a veteran of military service or a family member of a veteran, you may be eligible for special benefits. For more information, click the link below, contact the Financial Aid office at the Person County Campus, or call (336) 599-1181, ext. 2108.

Veterans Benefits

DoD Armed Forces/Veteran Scholarships