Use Your Financial Aid to Buy Supplies at Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble Bookstores
If your financial aid awards to attend Central Piedmont (excluding work-study) are greater than your semester charges for tuition, fees, and supplies, you may use your remaining aid to charge books and supplies at Central Piedmont bookstores to your student account no earlier than 10 days before classes start. Be sure to plan ahead and check bookstore locations and hours. The bookstore page also details the steps to order textbooks on the bookstore website.
Dates You Can Use Your Aid to Purchase Supplies at Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble Bookstores
- Tuesday, January 4–Saturday, January 29
- Tuesday, February 22–Saturday, February 26
- Thursday, March 10–Thursday, March 31
- Saturday, April 23–Saturday, April 30
Online: Get FAFSA Help
Get help filling out the FAFSA at a FAFSA workshop.
Location: Online, Cato Campus, Central Campus, Merancas Campus
Nervous about taking your first online course in Brightspace, Central Piedmont’s Learning Management System? The Library can help! Our one hour, virtual instructional sessions will give you hands-on experience with Brightspace. These sessions will show you how to:
- navigate Brightspace
- turn on notifications
- download the Brightspace Pulse app
- take quizzes
- upload assignments
- post discussions
- complete an Enrollment Verification Activity
These sessions are optional and open to all Central Piedmont students. We think you should strongly consider signing up for this additional help if you:
- are new to Central Piedmont
- are an English as a Foreign Language student
- do not feel comfortable with technology, especially new technology
We also encourage you to use the Library's Brightspace resource guide for extra help if needed.
Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable with the tools you need to be successful in class. We can’t wait to see you there!
Hangout Sessions for Veteran Students and Family Members
Join Military Families and Veterans Services at our Virtual Hangouts for veteran students and family members. We hold these biweekly sessions on Tuesdays, 2-3:00 p.m., via Google Meet (unless otherwise noted).?
Healthcare Programs Town Hall
Location: Central Campus, Worrell Gym
Join the Central Piedmont healthcare careers programs each month for a town hall discussion. We will explore a different timely health-related topic each session.
Everyone is welcome: Central Piedmont students and employees, alumni, and community members and partners — anyone who is interested.
Online: Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Information Session
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) scholarship helps community college students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a continuing education student in a high-demand workforce training program that will lead to a state or industry-recognized credential, you may be eligible for a GEER scholarship. Join us for the information session to learn more about the GEER scholarship.
All sessions are held in Webex. Before joining, learn how to use Webex.
If you have any questions, contact?Sheila Funderburke at 704.330.2722, ext. 3644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpersonal Violence Support Group
If you are a female-identifying Central Piedmont student who has experienced interpersonal violence, join Counseling Services for a safe space to connect with other survivors and share your story.
While this group is offered to address specific needs of female-identifying students, others are also impacted by interpersonal violence. Counseling Services is here to support all students. Male-identifying and non-binary students are strongly encouraged to contact Counseling Services to speak with a counselor regarding interpersonal violence or any other concern affecting their emotional well-being and mental health.
Online: Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session
Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance
Location: Central Campus, Overcash Center, Room 232
Get Free Tax Prep Help
Single Stop is partnering with the Central Piedmont accounting and finance program to offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Central Campus Monday, January 31–Monday, April 18, 2022. If your household income in 2021 was $72,000 or less, you could qualify to take advantage of this free tax preparation resource. Contact Single Stop if you have any questions.
Held on Cato, Central, Levine, and Merancas Campuses on Tuesdays throughout the fall semester.