Completing the FAFSA
Request a Pin: Go to the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.ed.gov) and request a PIN number by clicking the link to the PIN Site. A PIN will be sent to you within two business days.
**Note: If you are a dependent student, your parent must also apply for a PIN.
Complete your FAFSA and sign it using your PIN at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Application Terms: 2010-11 FAFSA may be completed after January 1, 2010
Piedmont College’s federal school code is 001588.
Review your Student Aid Report: You will receive a copy of your submitted FAFSA, called a “Student Aid Report” (SAR), via email. Review and make any necessary corrections at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Allow for processing time: It will take up to one week for Piedmont to receive your processed FAFSA. Once we receive it, we will either:
- Assemble a financial aid package for you – a process that will take between 14-21 days – and send you an award letter
- Send you verification paperwork to complete (30% of FAFSA filers are selected to verify the information they entered). After the verification is complete, we will prepare a financial aid package for you and send you an award letter.
After FAFSA data is verified and necessary corrections made, typically students can expect award letters within 14-21 days.