Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS

SPRING 2020

******IMPORTANT INFORMATION******

 

New applicants for 2019-2020, please complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA for Spring 2020 is November 21, 2019
  • 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 5, 2019

Students will need to arrange to have unpaid tuition taken care of by December 18, 2019. 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 8, 2020 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, 2020
  • Withdrawals prior to February 11, 2020 will not be considered for Financial Aid eligibility
  • Bookstore charge dates: January 3, 2020 – February 11, 2020 (no charges will be allowed after this date)
  • Financial Aid Refunds mailed: February 21, 2020 (Subject to Change)

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

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 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

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 along with several other important documents. Carefully read all materials.

  • 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 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.

 

2019/2020 Documents and Forms

Award Letter Notification

Child Care Application

Dependent Household Size

Independent Household Size

Parent Nontax Filer Form

Student Nontax Filer Form

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) 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 - Spring 2020

Current Scholarships

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.

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)

 

External Scholarships

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.

All Majors

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
NC Reach
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Niche Scholarship
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Accounting

NCACPA Foundation Scholarship

Cosmetology

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Scholarship

Nursing

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

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 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 on one of the links below or contact the Financial Aid Office at the Person County Campus of call 336.599.1181, ext. 2108.

Veterans Benefits

DoD Armed Forces/Veteran Scholarships