Federal Aid

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

Options for Summer

Taking courses during the summer is a great way to stay on track and graduate on time—or to get ahead in your studies.

The year-round Pell Grant is now available for the upcoming Summer 2017-18 semester.

Make Summer Count:

  • Catching up or getting ahead with summer classes.
  • Staying on course for graduation or accelerating your graduation date.
  • Picking up core classes or electives.
  • Having access to flexible schedule options, including traditional, online and evening classes.
  • Choosing from full or shorter term classes.

Summer registration opens March 1.

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 2018-2019 Pell Grant award for a full-time student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 is $6,095.

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.