Financial Aid Information

At Piedmont you will receive high quality education, low costs and great ROI! 

Investing In Your future. Choosing a University is an important decision and a significant investment into your future. It is important to consider an institution that offers the educational experience you require to accomplish your goals combined with clear information reguarding affordability, methods of repayment and future debt. The US Census Bureau has shown that a college education will pay for itself with future earnings. However, today's economic conditions compel students and their families to explore options that don't leave you saddled with incredible debt requiring a lifetime of payments. 

Piedmont International University is committed to providing academic excellence with innovative learning opportunities while maintaining extremely affordable tuition rates. By doing this, Piedmont is ensuring you the opportunity to receive an exceptional educational experience at the fraction of the costs of other institutions.  As you continue to explore Piedmont's information you will discover what we describe as the 3 to 1 ratio. You can receive approximately 3 years of education at Piedmont for the cost of just one year at other Universities and Christian schools.

Each year the university awards approximately 1 million dollars in tuition grants and scholarships to its student body and over 96% of our students receive some form of financial aid or assistance.

ALL Financial Aid Questions should be directed to our Financial Aid Department at or by calling 1.800.937.5097. If you need to submit documents, please fax them to 336.714.7820 or email them to

When should I complete my financial aid?

The FAFSA is available October 1 for the upcoming fall semester. It is strongly encouraged students complete the FAFSA as early as possible. Piedmont's school code is 002956. The application is available online at

Piemdont students will be asked to complete a FAST scholarship application to be eligible for any Piedmont scholarship. This will include enrollment expectation, types of aid to include in aid package, disclosure information, and preferred scholarships.

The Priority Deadline to be considered for any Piedmont Donor Scholarships is March 1 for the upcoming Fall semester. All financial aid documents must be received by March 1 to be eligible for donor-funded aid. This would include FAFSA, FAST, and any supporting documentation.

The final deadline to receive any scholarship or financial aid is 30 days before the start of the upcoming semester.

Steps to Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards

STEP 1: Complete your FAFSA at with your FSA ID username (for help on creating this ID please see video tutorial) and password and with Piedmont’s school code. You must complete FAFSA to be considered for financial aid at Piedmont. The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid. All US citizens and eligible non-citizens are required to complete the FAFSA each school year. If you do not plan to apply for federal student aid in the 2016-2017 academic year, please email the financial aid office so we may address this requirement.

FAFSA Hints:

  • You will need the previous year's tax returns and your driver's license number.

  • Please be sure to include our school code 002956.

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the FAFSA. If you have to step away during the application, your information will be saved for 30 days.

  • The FAFSA must be completed annually.

  • Verification: If you are informed you are selected for verification (indicated by an asterisk next to your EFC on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that FAFSA returns to you) you will be contacted by the PIU Financial Aid Office regarding any additional paperwork that is required to process your federal aid.

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if available to save time with submitting information.

STEP 2: Once the University receives confirmation your F.A.F.S.A. is completed you will be notified from the Financial Aid Office and you will be given access to the “Financial Aid Student Terminal” (F.A.S.T.) to apply for Financial Aid. It is important that you do not try to enter the F.A.S.T. application prior to the FAFSA.

STEP 3: The Financial Aid Office will send you a link to begin your F.A.S.T. registration.
Note: Financial aid files are packaged after a financial aid officer reviews all the information for accuracy and completion. If your FAFSA is selected for further verification, all additional paperwork must be submitted before any aid will be finalized. Changes to enrollment status may affect the type and amount of aid you receive.

See our Payment Options page to learn about how to pay for your remaining estimated balance due (as indicated on your award notice) after Financial Aid.