Finish Line Grant

Too often, financial hardships such as unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car and transportation issues prevent students who are on the cusp of completing their program from doing so. The Finish Line Grant is designed to assist you in addressing financial situations that would prevent you from continuing or completing your program of study or credential.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Single Stop office. In addition, if you meet the eligibility, you can also apply for a Student Emergency Grant.

If you are facing a financial hardship, you may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 to cover eligible expenses per semester. If eligible, you can receive the grant a maximum of two semesters.


You may be eligible to receive the Finish Line Grant if you meet the following criteria.

  • Enrolled in a curriculum program that will lead to a credential that will enhance your employment opportunities

  • Have a valid government-issued ID

  • Enrolled in and attending classes during the semester in which the funds are being requested

  • Completed (including current enrollment) at least 50% of your degree or credential.

  • In good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)

Apply for a Finish Line Grant

  • If you meet all college eligibility requirements, a Single Stop team member will contact you to notify you of your eligibility.

  • The funds will be sent straight to your BankMobile account. (Note: Bank Mobile is the digital checking account product that we use to process financial aid refunds and relief grants.) For more information or questions, please visit the BankMobile website or contact them at 1.866.782.0821. You may also contact Harper Campus cashiering office at 704.330.4472.

    Students who have taken classes before at Central Piedmont and never used BankMobile can go to Refund Selection and select "Need a Code" at the bottom of the page. Once you enter your information, an email will be sent to you to help you set up your refund preference. If this is your 1st time taking classes at Central Piedmont, you will receive information regarding BankMobile once your class starts. 

  • Once you receive the grant to your BankMobile account, you must submit your receipts (proof the emergency bill has been paid) to the Single Stop office within 5 business days. Students who do not submit receipts will no longer be eligible to receive grants through the Single Stop office. Please submit your receipts here.

Examples of Expenses Covered by the Finish Line Grant

The Finish Line Grant may assist with direct payments to vendors for allowable expenses, such as:

  • Transportation assistance and auto repairs (excluding regular maintenance)

  • Child care expenses

  • Housing and utilities (internet and phone service not allowed)

  • Books and school supplies

  • Medical needs

  • Accommodations for individuals with disabilities


Not all applications received will be approved. The Finish Line Grant is intended to help students who are facing an emergency and who are on the cusp of completing their degree program. Central Piedmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or age.

Emergency Grant

Are you experiencing sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention and threaten your ability to stay enrolled at the college?

Apply for a Student Emergency grant

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