Financial Aid

Online: Get FAFSA Help

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary form used by federal, state, and financial assistance programs to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. You have to fill out a new FAFSA every year. Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, as funding can be limited. If you do not fill out the FAFSA, you risk losing out on money that you might be eligible for.

  • The 2020–21 FAFSA is available now. The FAFSA for 2020–21 collects your income information from the 2018 tax year.
  • It's not too late to fill out the 2019–20 FAFSA. The 2019–20 FAFSA uses your information from the 2017 tax year.

FAFSA Workshop Sessions

Let a financial aid expert from the Central Piedmont Financial Aid office guide you through the process at a FAFSA Workshop.

  • Wednesday, July 8, 1–3 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10, 3–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.–noon
  • Monday, July 13, 1–3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 15, noon–2 p.m.
  • Friday July 17, 1–3 p.m.
  • Monday, July 20, 9–11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 22, noon–2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24, 3–5 p.m.
  • Monday, July 27, 9–11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 29, noon–2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 31, 3– 5 p.m.

All sessions are held online via Webex. Please download the app in advance. We will send you more information on how to access the meeting once your register.

What to Bring to Your Workshop

Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID (video) before your workshop. Bring the following information with you to the workshop:

  • Social Security number
  • Alien Registration number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • 2018 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (You may be able to electronically transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS data retrieval tool.)
  • bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • an FSA ID to sign electronically

If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to complete a portion of the FAFSA with this information.


Register for a FAFSA workshop now.