A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched today for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. GEER provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great 58” community colleges.

Piedmont Community College’s Geer Program, awards up to $750 for the cost of a program more than 96 hours long and can be used to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other costs of attendance.

“Our community colleges are strengthening North Carolina’s position in the global marketplace, and we will lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Thomas A. Stith III, president of the N.C. Community College System. “Our community colleges provide affordable and accessible education opportunities and produce graduates who are highly competitive candidates for hire.”

Questions should be directed to the PCC Financial Aid Office – Call Rachel Johnson at (336) 322-2178 or email her at Rachel.Johnson@piedmontcc.edu. For more information, visit TimeForANewYou.org.

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