Financial Aid

Completing the FAFSA

Step 1:

Request a Pin: Go to the FAFSA website ( 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.

Step 2:

Complete your FAFSA and sign it using your PIN at
Application Terms: 2010-11 FAFSA may be completed after January 1, 2010

Piedmont College’s federal school code is 001588.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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.