Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships, Grants & Awards 
Piedmont International University works diligently to keep the cost of tuition low and offer opportunities for additional scholarship to our students. Through the gracious giving of many donors and external partnerships Piedmont is committed to keep the cost of attendance to minimum for our students while providing an exceptional Education experience.

Discounts and scholarships are awarded and applied beginning with the term (Summer/Fall/Spring) in which a student is approved and enrolled and are not retroactive. The General Scholarship Rule applies to all scholarships.

Application for all scholarships is available through the Piedmont International University Financial Aid Student Terminal (F.A.S.T.) which is available during the Financial Aid application procedure.

General Scholarship Rule (GSR)
The total of federal grants and PIU scholarships cannot exceed the cost of actual tuition. If the combined aid in these categories exceeds the cost of tuition, Federal Aid will post first and then PIU scholarships will be reduced/applied accordingly.

A valid FAFSA must be on file for each year before an account can receive most institutional aid. If selected for Verification a student must have completed the verification process and have a current FAFSA on record.

Awards received that cover the majority of costs such as church partnerships have limitations for stacking with other PIU aid sources such as Alumni etc. Discounts and scholarships are awarded and applied beginning with the term in which a student is approved and enrolled and are not retroactive.

Piedmont International University reserves the right to change terms and conditions of any grant or scholarship at any time at its discretion and terminate or suspend scholarships.

Institutional Grants:
Piedmont International University offers a variety of Institutional Grants and Scholarships to make quality education accessible for degree-seeking students. Scholarship and Institutional Grant requirements vary and have limited stackability and cannot exceed 100% of tuition charged.

Funded Scholarships:
Funded scholarships are awarded through an application process and Scholarship Committee review.
The priority deadline for funded scholarships is March 1 of each year.

Please refer to the following pages for complete listings of scholarship and awards available: