Federal and State Grants
You should start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. You will have to fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid. For help submitting your application, contact the Financial Aid Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 4004.
Other Federal & State Grant Opportunities
Child Care Grant
North Carolina State Childcare Grant Program for 2023-2024 Academic Year
All curriculum student-parents are encouraged to apply for assistance.
Financial Aid Forms & How to Maintain Your Financial Aid
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. Click here to learn more.
Click the link below to view resources from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) on how to prepare, apply, and pay for college.
Finish Line Grant
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.
The primary objective of the Finish Line Grant is to resolve financial issues that students may encounter so they are able to focus on their studies.Click here for more information.
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.
Next NC Scholarship
The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue a higher education, by fully covering tuition and fees at any community college or more than half, if not all, of tuition and fees to attend any public university in the state. Learn more.
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. Click here for more information on available scholarships or contact the Foundation office at (336) 322-2109.
Pacer Promise Scholarship
If you graduated high school or earned your high school equivalency and are enrolling in a technical program at PCC, you could attend tuition free! Click here to learn more.
External scholarships become available during the year through PCC’s Financial Aid Office. For information about these scholarships, please click here.
Federal Work Study Program (Student Jobs)
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.
Click the link below to see eligibility to Veterans Educational Assistance.