Financial Aid During Coronavirus

We understand that you may have questions about how the coronavirus situation might impact your financial aid.

Visit Studentaid.gov for Resources

Visit the Federal Student Aid Coronavirus Information page for answers to many questions and concerns you likely have as a result of the disruptions caused by coronavirus. Continue to check the page for updates — Federal Student Aid will continuously update the page in light of the ever-changing nature of this situation.

Financial Need

Because of the coronavirus, some employers have shut down, and some people may not have been able to work due to illness. This may have affected your or your parents' ability to pay for your education. The Financial Aid office may be able to review your special circumstances to adjust the amount of financial aid you receive. However, before contacting the Financial Aid office, you must:

  • be ready to show documentation to back up any changes. This documentation is required before the Financial Aid office can consider adjusting the amount of financial aid you receive.
  • complete and submit a professional judgment form along with the appropriate documentation. You can find the forms under Financial Aid Forms page. (Make sure you pick the form for the correct academic year.)

Academic Performance

You are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward the completion of your degree in order to continue receiving federal financial aid. However, if circumstances related to the coronavirus have affected your ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress, you may appeal your loss of federal financial aid.

Learn more about the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) appeal process.

Federal Work-Study

If you are participating in the federal work-study program, actions taken to control the spread of coronavirus may have affected your ability to work. However, you may be still eligible to continue receiving federal work-study funds. For more information, contact Jordan Dalto at 704.330.3944.

Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Lawmakers are still making decisions on how coronavirus may impact GI Bill students. At this time, we will not report any enrollment updates due to coronoavirus, and we will be making no adjustments to your awards regarding coronavirus until further notice. Please continue checking your student email for important updates. Please contact Central Piedmont Veterans Affairs Education Benefits at 704.330.6552 and/or email veteransaffairs@cpcc.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Submit Documentation

To submit information to the Financial Aid office while campuses are closed, consider using CamScanner. CamScanner is a mobile scanner that will allow you to easily scan and share requested financial aid documentation. This app is accurate and can automatically convert files into a PDF format. You can download CamScanner to an Android, iPhone, or iPad.

Complete the 2020–21 FAFSA Now

We have started processing financial aid applications for the 2020–21 academic year.

You must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year that you want to apply for federal and state grants, federal work-study, or institutional scholarships. Learn how to complete the FAFSA.

If you have already completed the 2020–21 FAFSA, log in to MyCollege to check if you need to provide additional documentation to complete your financial aid offer.

Financial Aid Help

The Financial Aid office is still here to address your questions and concerns. Please be patient, as we may be experiencing a high volume of questions and are likely still working out specific policies and procedures in this unprecedented time. You can call the main office at 704.330.6942, or you can contact your financial aid counselor directly. To find your financial aid counselor's name, phone number, and email address, log in to financial aid self-service on MyCollege.

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