Complete the FAFSA by April 1

The Office of Financial Aid makes every effort to help you and your family secure the funding you need to become a part of our Central Piedmont family. To be considered for the most aid, we strongly encourage our students and parents to complete the FAFSA and all requirements by April 1 of each year.  We have started processing financial aid for the 2019-20 academic year. Check your Financial Aid Self-Service.  If you need additional documentation, bring in your documentation now. The earlier you submit your documentation, the earlier you can be awarded.

 

Interested in Financial Aid? The 2019-2020 FAFSA is Now Available!

The 2019-20 FAFSA® now available! Interested in financial aid for Fall 2019 through Summer 2020? Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA® as soon as possible to ensure maximum opportunity to access the best financial aid.

Need assistance completing your FAFSA application? We’re here to help! Come to FAFSA on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon, or see a Financial Aid representative for assistance. Bring your parent(s) and tax transcripts and sit down with a Financial Aid staff member to discuss your questions and complete your application. For the 2018-19 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2016. For the 2019-20 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2017.

Do not hesitate to call us at 704.330.6942 with any questions you may have.

 

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Do you have questions about the financial aid process? Join a Google Hangout to hear directly from the CPCC Financial Aid team and get answers!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Title: I’m selected for financial aid verification, now what?
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: One out of every three FAFSA applications processed by the U.S. Department of Education and received by the CPCC Financial Aid Office are randomly selected for review in a process called “verification.” Applicants selected for verification are required to submit documents needed in confirming the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. This workshop is designed to allow students to ask questions related to the steps in the verification process and requested documents needed to complete their financial aid file. Join a financial aid advisor as they go through the verification process and answer any questions.

Title: What documents do I need to complete my financial aid application?
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Filling out the FAFSA can be one of the toughest parts of attending college — but it doesn’t have to be. During this online workshop you will learn the best ways to fill out the FAFSA. Topics include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, navigating the applicant “Dependency Questions,” and more. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process.

NOTE – Due to winter weather which impacted college operations, this hangout has been rescheduled to Friday, March 7, 2014.

Title: What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and how does it affect my financial aid status?
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Financial aid students are required to meet federal financial aid standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students that fail to meet these federal guidelines potentially might lose their financial aid eligibility. This workshop is designed to define the federal financial aid standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and discuss how failure to comply with these policies might impact a student’s future financial aid eligibility.

Title: How do I apply for scholarships?
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Students that fail to qualify for federal or state grants after completing the FAFSA process are encouraged to apply for CPCC Institutional Scholarships. This workshop is designed to explain the eligibility criteria needed to be considered for CPCC Institutional Scholarship offerings, outline the online scholarship application process and show students how to navigate the Academic Works scholarship portal in searching for available scholarship offerings.

Title: What documents do I need to complete my financial aid application?
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Filling out the FAFSA can be one of the toughest parts of attending college — but it doesn’t have to be. During this online workshop you will learn the best ways to fill out the FAFSA. Topics include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, navigating the applicant “Dependency Questions,” and more. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process.

 

To find out about future hangouts and more, be sure to follow Central Piedmont Community College’s page on Google+.

Financial Aid Fax Malfunction

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid has installed new technology to improve processing. Regrettably, a technical issue was discovered and resolved. If you faxed documents to us between March 15, 2013 through May 21, 2013, the documents may not have been received. Please fax the documents again to (704).330-5053 at your earliest convenience. We apologize, and we look forward to assisting you.

An Important Reminder to CPCC Financial Aid Recipients

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

This is an urgent reminder from the Financial Aid office at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Friday (8/17/12) is the last day for financial aid recipients to purchase approved books, bus passes and supplies in the CPCC Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Please do not miss your opportunity to purchase items that will support your success in the classroom. We hope your fall semester is off to a productive start, and thank you for choosing CPCC.

New Federal Rule: Paper Copies of Tax Returns No Longer Accepted for Financial Aid

CPCC’s Revamped Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

CPCC’s Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial aid applications must be completed by selecting the “import” option using the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA; otherwise an official IRS Transcript (directly from the IRS) is required.

Learn more by clicking on the following links to resources on the CPCC website:

If you are working directly with a Financial Aid Specialist and are awaiting an electronic correction, or if you have already been awarded, this message may not apply to you.  Your immediate attention to your financial aid status is required.  In-person service is available at each of our six campuses during normal business hours.

Important Financial Aid Reminder

Financial Aid recipients who withdraw or stop attending class before the 60 percent point of each term may have to repay awarded aid!  The U.S. Department of Education mandates that students EARN their federal aid by remaining enrolled and attending class through the 60 percent point of each term.  The U.S. Department of Education “prorates” financial aid eligibility based on enrollment and attendance records.

Please remain enrolled in your CPCC classes to avoid having to repay your financial aid to CPCC or to the U.S. Department of Education.  Students who have an outstanding federal aid balance may become ineligible for future aid.

The 60 percent dates for the Spring 2012 term are:

  • March 12 – Full Term
  • February 9 – 1st Short Session
  • April 16 – 2nd Short Session