Cost & Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

The following grant programs are administered by the Federal Government and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For detailed instructions on completing the FAFSA, see the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. The Federal Pell Grant is the foundation of financial aid packages.

Grant amounts are dependent on:

  • the student's expected family contribution (EFC);

  • the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution);

  • the student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time);

  • whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

Eligibility is based on the student's resources and is determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

The maximum 2014-2015 Pell Grant award for a full-time student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 is $5,730.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education.  Priority is given to those students with "exceptional need" (those with the lowest expected family contributions, [EFCs], at the institution).

Students may obtain up to $1,000 each year depending on:

  • financial need;

  • the availability of FSEOG funds at Piedmont Technical College;

  • the student’s enrollment status;

  • the amount of other aid received.

Eligibility is based on the student's resources and is determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education.