For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
As of March 18, Central Piedmont Community College suspended classes that require face-to-face, in-person instruction until further notice. College faculty and staff are working to move as many classes as possible to online delivery, with these online classes re-starting on March 23.
All Central Piedmont classes that can be offered remotely will be provided via online delivery. All classes that require in-person instruction will be suspended for now.
Central Piedmont remains open, however, its campuses and centers will be accessible only to employees whose presence is required to perform essential functions related to the operations and business of the college.
Read the complete message at cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
CARES Act Emergency Funds
Over the next year, Central Piedmont will receive more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding is intended to support students and institutional expenses related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A portion of this money will be disbursed directly to eligible students for qualifying expenses related to the disruption of campus operations, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care. Due to federal regulations, we will only be able to provide CARES Act Emergency Grants to students who are eligible for federal financial aid (Title IV aid). There are additional eligibility requirements.
Central Piedmont is working hard to contact all eligible students by email. If you are eligible for a CARES Act Emergency Grant, you will receive an email from the Central Piedmont Financial Aid Office with additional instructions. The email will be sent to your official Central Piedmont student email account. Please continue to check this page for updates as they become available.
The college posts all coronavirus-related updates to our coronavirus page.
- be enrolled in a for-credit college program (Students in Career and College Promise, College and Career Readiness, and Corporate and Continuing Education programs are not eligible.)
- be eligible for federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, or Federal Work-Study (If you are not receiving federal financial aid, you may be eligible for aid and qualify for a CARES Act Emergency Grant if you meet all other eligibility criteria.)
- meet financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
- have a 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by June 30, 2020 (Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.)
- be enrolled in an in-person or a hybrid (in-person and online) program of study (not a fully online program)
- have been enrolled in courses at Central Piedmont in spring or summer 2020 (or filed a Compassionate Withdrawal for spring or summer 2020)
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- have a high school diploma, GED, or have completed high school in an approved homeschool setting
Male students must be registered with the Selective Service.