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.

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

FAFSA Workshop Sessions

We offer two virtual FAFSA workshop options: group sessions and one-on-one appointments.

  • Group FAFSA Workshops

    • Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, noon–2 p.m.
    • Limit 10 students per session

    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 schedule your session.

    Register for a group FAFSA workshop.

  • One-on-One FAFSA Help Appointments

    In a one-on-one FAFSA help appointment, you are the only person in the meeting with the financial aid expert.

    • Available Tuesdays, 3–5 p.m. and Thursdays, 4–6 p.m.
    • 30 minutes long

    All one-on-one sessions are held online via Google Meet. To schedule a one-on-one FAFSA help appointment, log in using your Central Piedmont email or your personal Google email to access the Google Calendar. Select the available FAFSA help appointment block to schedule your appointment. Follow the instructions to save to your Google calendar. You will automatically receive the Google Meet link to access your appointment. If you need to cancel, log into your Google calendar and cancel the appointment.

  • What to Bring to Your Workshop

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

    • your FSA ID to sign electronically
    • 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)

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

Group FAFSA Workshop Registration

Register for a group FAFSA workshop

One-on-one FAFSA Help Appointment Schedule

Schedule a one-on-one FAFSA help appointment