- Provide access to textbooks and many course resources through a mobile-friendly app and directly through Moodle.
- Allows you to search across all of your books and resources.
- Allows you to annotate your books and resources as you read them.
- Provides feedback to instructors designed to help them support your learning.
- Provides a flat, predictable, low cost per course for all materials—fees will be added to your bills, and you may use financial aid.
- There is no need to go to the bookstore or order books online. Your resources will appear in your courses on the first day of your classes and are available via the BibliU tile (found embedded into the SPCC Navigate App).
South Piedmont Community College recognizes that changes may be experienced in the financial situation of a household. While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines financial aid eligibility based on information from two years prior, the Professional Judgment process exists to reevaluate a student’s aid based on certain significant changes.
What changes are NOT applicable?
- Standard living expenses (i.e., utilities, car payments)
- Mortgage payments
- Personal debt
Who is not eligible for a Professional Judgment?
- High school dual enrolled students
- Student’s with a prior bachelor’s degree (only eligible for Cost of Attendance adjustments in the form of private education loans)
- Students who are eligible for federal aid
What changes might be applicable?
Change to Student Aid Index (SAI)
NOTE: A change to the SAI could result in a change of eligibility for need-based awards. However, it is NOT guaranteed. Possible changes include:
- Loss or change of employment
- Child Support change
- Death of parent or spouse
- Excessive medical expenses (must exceed 11% of adjusted gross income)
- One-time taxable income (IRA distribution, pension distribution, etc.)
Change to Cost of Attendance (COA)
NOTE: A change to the COA does not result in a change to need based awards. It simply increases the total budget (known as the COA) which allows for an increase to private education loans only. Possible changes include:
- Costs associated with a student’s disability
- One-time purchase of a computer for educational use
- Cost of professional licensure required for student’s major
How to Apply for Professional Judgement
If you meet one of the significant changes outlined in the Change to Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or the Change to Cost of Attendance (COA) sections above, simply contact our office.
Applying for Financial Aid
SPCC School Code is: 007985
The FAFSA opens October 1 of each year and closes June 30. For the 2023-2024 FAFSA, the opening date is October 1, 2022 and the academic year will close on June 30, 2024.
- The FAFSA will be processed by the Financial Aid office within 5 business days. An email notification will be sent to the student once the application is received. Additional documentation may be required to complete your financial aid file.
Net Price Calculator – In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.
Being able to manage your personal finances is an important life skill, no matter your education or employment goals. Resources such as CFNC concerning Financial Literacy and Budgeting will give you the comfort and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
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