The Cost of PCC

Tuition and fees for degree, diploma and certificate programs for each semester are payable at registration. (Subject to change by NC General Assembly and/or State Board of Community Colleges)

In-State Tuition:

$76 per credit hour up to 16 semester credit hours not to exceed $1,216 per semester.

Out-of-State Tuition:

$268 per semester hour but not to exceed $4,288 (16 hours) per semester.



(Subject to change by the Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees)

Student Activity Fee
$20 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester 

Instructional Technology Fee
$16 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester

Campus Access, Parking, and Security (CAPS) Fee
$20 per Fall and Spring semester
$10 per Summer semester

Required Specific Fee
$8 per semester

Student Accident Insurance 
$1 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) 

Student Nursing Fee
$116 per semester

Nursing Clinical Fee
$25 per Fall semester

Other Fees
$5 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer)
 * Fee includes one printed credential (certificate diploma, or associate degree), cap and gown, and participation in PCC's annual Commencement Ceremony 
 * NOTE: Dual-enrolled high school students and Adult Basic Skills students do not pay fees and will therefore be required to pay $30 to participate in PCC's annual Commencement Ceremony.

Books and Supplies: (average per semester)

The Business Office is responsible for collection of tuition and fees. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

A student is not eligible for re-registration if he or she has an outstanding debt due the institution or any other technical college or community college.

Any student having an outstanding delinquent account is not allowed to graduate or receive his or her diploma or degree. In addition, the College will not forward a transcript of records or any information concerning any delinquent student's permanent record to any other source.

A fee of $25 is charged to students for each check returned for "insufficient funds." No other personal checks will be accepted from these students during that semester or the following semester.

Withdrawals and Refunds:

Students must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for refunds. To withdraw from a course, students should contact their faculty advisor or the Student Development Office.

Students will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees if they withdraw before classes begin or if a class they are registered for is canceled. A 75% refund is given once classes begin and up to the Census Date* of a given class.

Detailed information on tuition and fees, residency requirements, and refund policies are in the college catalog and student handbook:

*For Census Date, contact the Office of Student Development 336-599-1181 ext 2159.



Net Price Calculator

Piedmont Community College (PCC) provides this Net Price Calculator on our website as a customized financial planning tool to help you determine your cost to attend PCC. The Net Price Calculator uses PCC data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective PCC students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.

The calculator is provided in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) as a requirement of postsecondary institutions that participate in Title IV federal student aid programs and enroll full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students.


Click here for our Net Price Calculator

Financial Aid



NEW: Click here for CARES-Act funding information!


Interested in applying for financial aid for the Spring semester? Be sure to apply before November 23, 2020!

The FAFSA Process


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.


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


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.


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.


If it is determined that you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter from PCC.  Please read 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.


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 - Fall 2020

Scholarship Information

PCC Foundation Scholarship Application Open to All Students

Are you enrolled or enrolling in classes at PCC? If you currently have a 2.0 GPA or higher, you could qualify for a PCC Foundation Scholarship! Some of the awards are based on merit, while others take financial need into consideration.

Applications are accepted online through November 13 for the spring semester. Applications are evaluated by a committee of donors. Students are typically notified via email once recipients have been selected.

Click Here to Apply!

Use your PCC Blackboard user name and password information to sign in (application will be open until November 13). Funds available to use this spring at PCC. A complete application will include:

  • Completed PCC application (this will give you a PCC Student ID);
  • Completed FAFSA (use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari for best results);
  • Applicant's high school, homeschool, high school equivalency, and previous college transcripts to PCC's Student Development Office;
  • Emails for two individuals who will provide a recommendation letter for applicant (not related to applicant);
  • Detailed answers to scholarship application questions;
  • Questions? Contact Sandy Parker at

Remember: To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-21 and supply all necessary documentation to the Financial Aid office prior to the scholarship deadline. Click here to learn more about Financial Aid


Application Guidelines

  • Be complete when responding to application questions;
  • Applicants submit ONE application per cycle;
  • Maintain a 2.0  GPA and enroll in a minimum during the semester(s);
  • Scholarships awarded through the Foundation are only for use at Piedmont Community College;
  • Scholarships do not require repayment unless the terms of the scholarship are violated;
  • All scholarships are competitive and are based on criteria established by donors.

Selection Process

  • The selection committee assigns numerical scores to each essay question based on content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Scholarship application evaluations are anonymous Applicant names, ID #s, and demographic information is omitted during the review.
  • Foundation scholarships are awarded based on the essay score and the scholarship criteria as set forth by the donor, including but not limited to: demonstrated financial need academic information (primary major, credits completed, etc.), and academic performance (GPA).