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Financial Aid

Financial aid doesn't have to be difficult. At the Office of Financial Aid, we're here to make the application process easy for you so that you can get the financial aid that you require, and the education that you need to achieve your career goals.

Complete the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to figure out how much money you are eligible to get. Apply for financial aid every academic year; the next year's FAFSA becomes available October 1.

Central Piedmont FAFSA code: 002915

Priority Dates

If you miss a financial aid priority date, you are still encouraged to file the FAFSA — you will be considered for federal student aid (if eligible), but funds may become limited after priority dates.

FAFSA Workshop

Attend a FAFSA workshop to get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Let Us Help You Help Students And Families With Financial Aid

Our Central Piedmont Financial Aid team can give financial aid information sessions, FAFSA workshops, and more to help you with your events. Request financial aid outreach services at least three weeks in advance.

North Carolina Longleaf Grant for 2021 High School Graduates

Visit Grants to learn how the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant can help you cover the costs associated with tuition and fees.

Questions About Coronavirus and Your Financial Aid

We understand that you may have questions about how the coronavirus pandemic might impact your financial aid. Visit our financial aid during coronavirus page for answers.

CARES Act Emergency Grants

Check if you could be eligible for a CARES Act Emergency Grant for expenses related to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Find Your Financial Aid Counselor

Visit Apply for Aid for instructions on how to find your financial aid counselor.

Get answers to your financial aid questions

Find answers to questions you likely have about how the coronavirus situation might impact your financial aid, such as if you'll still be able to get your work-study funds, if your financial need can be adjusted, and more.

Financial aid during coronavirus

How to Get Started

The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing quality service to students, the college, and the community to ensure that you get the financial assistance you need to complete your educational goals. How can we help you get started?

Are you due a financial aid refund?

Remaining financial aid funds, after tuition, fees, and books, will be released for disbursement according to the refund schedule. Learn more about when and how you will get your refund.

View Refund Schedule
Because of my financial aid, I won’t have to work as hard outside of the classroom. As a result, I’ll be able to focus more on my classes and laying the ground work for my career path. Kristina Levinskaia, Nursing '21 Read Kristina's story