Office of Financial Aid
248 Hardway Building
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Tel: (855) 297-0999 or (304) 367-4907
Fax: (304) 367-4881
Mon - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
School Code: 040385
NEW AND EXCITING NET PRICE CALULATOR
Pierpont Community & Technical College is pleased to provide this student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend Pierpont. Results are based on 2012-13 Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change. These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Pierpont.
GRANTS: Federal and State Grants are available and generally do not have to be paid back. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to determine eligibility for these grants. Fairmont State currently receives funds from the States of: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. You should check with your state’s education office or your high school counselor to see if they allow you to use your state grant funds in a state other than your home state. Click here for more information.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit and talent and most require an application. Students may receive scholarships from Private Sources, Federal and State Funds, or from the Fairmont State. Most scholarships do not need paid back. Click here for more information.
LOANS: Pierpont students must complete the new Loan Application to apply for Federal Direct Loans beginning with Fall 2014. Part of the process will include completing Loan Education Counseling. Loan Education Counseling can now be completed on BLACKBOARD. Please contact Student Services (304-367-4907) if the class "Loan Education Counseling" does not appear when logged into Blackboard. Loan applications are availabe on through our Forms/Resources page at the top of this page and then selecting Financial Aid Forms from the links provided there or click here.
Student loans are available from the Federal government and private sources. Federal Government loans are available to all students who complete the FAFSA. Private loans are based on credit-worthiness and generally require a co-signer. Loans require repayment. Click here for more information.
DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
Pierpont begins disbursing awards 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. All awards are credited to the student's school account to pay tuition and fees, room and board, and other authorized charges. If the disbursement amount exceeds school charges, the remaining balance is issued as a refund and checks are mailed to students' permanent address. If a student is enrolled in the two part of terms, disbusement may be split into two disbursements to more evenly distribute the aid.
Students that are first time borrowers (students that have never received a Federal Stafford Loan) will have a 30 day delay applied to their 1st Loan Disbursement.
Any loans awarded for a single semester are also required to have two disbursements within the semester - one 30 days after the semester starts and the other at midpoint of the semester.
Students that are returning borrowers (previously received a Federal Stafford Loan) at Pierpont or from any other post-secondary school will received their disbursement on the regularly scheduled disbursement date (10 days prior to semester or upon completion of financial aid file). If they are borrowing for a single semester such as a Spring only loan, they will receive the loan in two disbursements with the 2nd disbursement occuring at the midpoint of the semester.