Types of Aid

Q. What types of Federal Grant Programs are available?
A: Federal Pell Grant (PELL) Application is made by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid). Eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant is based upon financial need as determined by the processing agency designated by the U.S. Department of Education. This Federal grant ranges from $602 to $5,550 for full-time undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) This federal grant is intended to assist students who demonstrate exceptional financial need, and is administered by Enrollment Services. Grants range from $100 to $400 per academic year. A student must have a Pell Grant to receive an FSEOG award.


Q. What type of Federal Loans are available?
A: Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year and ending with the 2013-14 academic year, Central Piedmont Community College will participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Lending Program. A student must submit and finalize all FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) processes, submit the Instituitonal Federal Direct Loan request form, and complete the Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. For more information on the loan program and loan limits, please visit the CPCC loan website.

Q. Will CPCC participate in the Federal Direct Loan Program after the 2013-14 academic year?
A: No.  Students are encouraged to apply for grants, scholarships, and federal work-study.
Q. What type of tuition assistance is available?

Q. Are there part-time jobs available to students at Central Piedmont Community College?
A: Central Piedmont Community College does offer part-time employment to students who wish to work on campus. The College employs more than 300 students in various departments through the campus. Federal Work Study employment is based on a need for employment for the sole purpose of meeting educational expenses. This need is determined from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid). Unlike other forms of financial aid, a Federal Work Study award is not applied to a students fee bill; students receive paychecks for hours worked.