Contact Info

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
Email:  FinancialAid@pierpont.edu

Office Hours:
Mon - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

School Code: 040385

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.

Here’s how!

Applying for financial aid can be intimidating. But don’t let that stop you. Even if you don’t think you qualify, give it a go. There may be money out there with your name on it!

First, a few definitions. Financial aid comes in two forms—need-based and merit-based. Need-based financial aid is awarded based on financial need; merit-based scholarships are awarded for academic performance, athletic ability and other talents.

To apply for need-based aid, start here:

  • Put your financial house in order. Collect all your tax information—and if your parents still claim you on their taxes, encourage them to do the same--as soon after January 1 as possible. You’ll need this information to complete financial aid forms.
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—the famous FAFSA. Because financial aid is awarded generally on a first-come, first-served basis, submit your FAFSA by February 1—if possible—and no later than March 1 for priority consideration for additional aid. (If you don't get it done by then, you can still file after that date but additional aid goes fast!)  You can complete your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to include both school codes—003812 Fairmont State and 040385 Pierpont—on your FAFSA.
  • West Virginia high schoolers will want to complete the application for PROMISE Scholarships long before March 1. Here’s the address for the online application:


  • Wait. You will receive results from your FAFSA applications in as little as three days if you submitted it online and provided a valid email address.  During busy processing times, this may take a little longer. Review everything carefully. Some students will have to correct their results. Others will be asked to submit verification. If this is the case, contact our office—(800) 641-5678, Opt. 2, or (304) 367-4213—and we’ll help you through it.

To apply for merit based aid, start here:

  • Complete the Scholarship Application by February 1 each year.  The application is available on this website and in the Student Service Center, Room 248 Hardway Building from November 1-February 1.
  • And, there’s good news about the merit-based Falcon Scholarships: these are awarded based on your admission file being completed by December 15. So apply for admission early, we award these scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in February.

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