Financial Assistance

If You Need Financial Support 

We care deeply about all of our students and want to help meet your needs. The college encourages you to use all financial assistance and support available to you. If you have an emergency financial need and require immediate assistance, contact Single Stop for help accessing other resources.

Contact financialaidcares@cpcc.edu or your financial aid counselor directly for more information or if you have questions.

  • FAFSA and Financial Aid

    Make sure you're getting all the financial aid you're eligible for! Learn how you can attend college debt-free.

    You are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to maximize your eligibility for financial aid.

    Need help completing your FAFSA? Call the Financial Aid office or contact your financial aid counselor directly for help. To find your financial aid counselor's name and contact information, log in to Financial Aid Self-Service on MyCollege. You can also attend a FAFSA workshop.

    If you have special financial circumstances or your financial situation has changed a lot due to the pandemic — such as if an employer closed, you lost your job, your parents lost their job, your income significantly changed, or other financial hardship — the Financial Aid office may be able to adjust your financial aid package in consideration of your new income or other financial information that has changed instead of the information used on your most recent FAFSA. Visit the Financial Aid coronavirus page for more information.

    If you were awarded a Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant, this grant does not impact your financial aid award package.

  • Single Stop

    Single Stop can help you get free tax prep help, benefits counseling, and more.

  • Central Piedmont Cares

    With Central Piedmont Cares, you can get food assistance, connected to COVID-19 pandemic resources, borrow a laptop or hotspot, and more.

  • Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Continuing Education Scholarship

Guidance for Students Who Received/Used a Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant

Student relief grants were sent through BankMobile Disbursements. If you requested a relief grant for tuition assistance, Central Piedmont asked permission to apply funds directly to your account balance.

  • How Your Grant Amount Was Determined

    Central Piedmont determined the amount of your Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant based on information you provided in your application and documentation. If you were awarded a Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant, this grant does not impact your financial aid award package.

  • Set Up Your BankMobile Disbursements Account and Refund Selection

    Central Piedmont uses BankMobile Disbursements, an online banking product, to process financial aid refunds. You must have a BankMobile Account to get your Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant.

    Verify that your contact information and payment options are accurate with BankMobile Disbursements and learn more about BankMobile Disbursements refund options. If you do not have a BankMobile account and need help creating one, contact BankMobile Disbursements at 1.866.782.0821 or the Central Piedmont Cashiering office at 704.330.4472.

  • When You Receive Your Grant

    When you receive your student relief grant depends on the payment option you select with BankMobile. If you requested tuition assistance and agreed to allow the college to apply funds to your account balance, funds will be applied as soon as possible. 

    If you are awarded funds, Central Piedmont will attempt to contact you at least three times by either your official school email account or to the phone number you have on record with the college. If you do not respond, your unclaimed funds will be redistributed to other students. You will have at least 60 days after the date of award to claim your funds before they may be redistributed.

  • How to Use Your Grant

    How you use your Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant is your choice. You should use this money for costs of attendance or emergency costs as a result of the pandemic, such as food, housing course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care. Central Piedmont will not require you to submit receipts or other documentation of how you spend your funds. Central Piedmont will not require you to apply tuition assistance directly to your account balance, but you are strongly recommended to.

    The college encourages you to pay off any balances with the college to prevent issues with registration or collections. You may request a student relief grant to help you pay off your account balance. Visit the Central Piedmont tuition, fees, and payment page to learn more about balances and available payment options.

  • Tax Information

    The Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant is not part of your gross income for tax purposes. Visit the IRS CARES Act website or contact the IRS for more guidance.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Using guidance provided by the Department of Education, Central Piedmont set forth the following requirements for a Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant. Applicants were required to meet the following criteria:

    • be a current student at Central Piedmont. Central Piedmont verified recipients were actively attending classes at the time of application.
    • had eligible cost of attendance or emergency expenses caused by the pandemic (such as food, housing, course materials, transportation, technology, health care, and child care).
    • College and Career Readiness students had to be currently enrolled and have attended class (in-person, synchronous virtual or asynchronous learning) for at least 12 hours.
    • Continuing education students had to be enrolled in at least 12 hours of occupation-related courses. Applicants taking personal enrichment or short-duration continuing education courses (example: notary) were not eligible. Students with a fee waiver through an employer or a corporate sponsorship were also ineligible.

    Applicants could still be eligible to receive a Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant if they:

    • owed a balance to Central Piedmont. The college did not deduct any fees from the Central Piedmont Student Relief Grant, but any outstanding balances did remain on recipients' accounts.
    • received support from another Central Piedmont Emergency Grant.

Required Department of Education Reporting and Disclosures