Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS

SUMMER 2020

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

 

  • NEW: Click here for CARES-Act funding information!
  • New applicants for 2019-2020, please complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA application at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  • Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA for Summer 2020 is April 23, 2020
    • 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 https://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 May 4, 2020

Students will need to arrange to have unpaid tuition taken care of by May 21, 2020. 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 May 27, 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
  • Attendance through June 5, 2020 is required in order for hours to be considered for Financial Aid eligibility
  • Withdrawals prior to June 5, 2020 will not be considered for Financial Aid eligibility
  • Bookstore charge dates: May 20, 2020 – June 3, 2020 (no charges will be allowed after this date)
  • Financial Aid Refunds mailed: June 11, 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 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

 

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) 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