The Financial Aid staff at Piedmont Technical College is dedicated in assisting all students and potential students in securing financial assistance for college expenses. In order to apply for Financial Aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The college has computers available for this service in the Financial Aid Office and at each county campus. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on this service. Application deadlines and further information on the available programs can be found on the college’s website at https://www.ptc.edu/fininfo. Students should monitor their financial aid status online through their personal Pathway Account.
All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA. When completing the FAFSA, make sure to include Piedmont Technical College’s Title IV School Code: 003992.
Eligibility requirements for the federal and state programs are:
- have financial need as determined through the completion of the FAFSA;
- have a high school diploma or a GED certificate on file with the college;
- be enrolled in an approved program of study;
- be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
- have a valid social security number and if male, register with Selective Service;
- sign a statement on the FAFSA certifying that federal student aid will be used for educational purposes only;
- certify no default on a federal student loan and that you have no debt on a federal student grant;
- answer all required questions on the FAFSA; and
- meet all standards of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
After registering, if you are unable to attend, you must notify the Student Records Office within the add/drop period. Otherwise, you could be held responsible for the tuition costs.