Location: Harris Campus

FAFSA Day rounds off Countdown to College Week, a week of events to help high schoolers in North Carolina prepare to apply for college.

Free WiFi and FAFSA help — all from the comfort of your car! Are you a high school senior or current college student working on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? We can help. You don't have to be planning to attend Central Piedmont.

Join Central Piedmont, MyFuture NC, and the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) to get free money for college. Quickly and easily complete your FAFSA with one-on-one help from FAFSA and financial aid experts.

What to Bring

  • charged device (laptop recommended)

    If you're going to submit your FAFSA from your mobile device, download the myStudentAid app for your iPhone or Android device.

    No device? Limited devices will be available on site.

  • mask/face covering

  • FSA ID to login to and sign your FAFSA.

    Create your FSA ID ahead a time, or you can do it when you get to the event.

  • know your social security number (student and parent(s)/guardian(s))

  • driver's license (if you do not have one, don't worry about this step)

  • copy of 2019 and/or 2020 tax returns

  • records of any untaxed income and assets

  • list of schools you attend or plan to apply to


Please stay in your car throughout the event.

  • Once you get to Education Center Court, volunteers will guide you to a tent area where you will get more information.

  • Park in the designated area blocked off by cones.

  • Turn on your blinkers. A volunteer will give you access to the free WiFi hotspot.

  • Once connected, log in to the FAFSA website or app and start working on your FAFSA.

  • Any time you have questions or need help while at the event, turn on your blinkers. Masked volunteers will answer your questions through your car window.

FSA ID help video

Central Piedmont is hosting this drive-in FAFSA site in partnership with Gear Up, myFutureNC, and the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).