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Financial Aid Employees

Greetings From Your Director!

Zilma Lopes Director (919) 718-7542

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid! We are committed to helping you secure funding through the various grants and scholarship programs to cover your educational costs at Central Carolina Community College.

Here at Central Carolina Community College, our primary goal is "Learning First" and the Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources needed to make the best informed decisions on paying for your college expenses. We have designed this website to help guide you through the financial aid process. As you browse through our website, you will find information on a variety of financial resources ranging from federal grants to state grants to internal and external scholarships, and employment opportunities. Most students are eligible for some type of funding; however, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application in order for our office to determine your financial aid eligibility.

My staff and I are committed to supporting you as you achieve your educational goals. We are available for walk-in assistance, one-on-one appointments, and any other financial aid related assistance. I urge you to familiarize yourself with the Financial Aid Team, location, and contact information.

Welcome to Central Carolina Community College. Go Cougars!

Director of Financial Aid

  • Precious Ward, Assistant Director (919) 718-7285
  • Amber Werkheiser, Financial Aid Specialist
    Last name begins with A-L
    (919) 718-7311
  • Samantha Carroll, Financial Aid Specialist
    Last name begins with M-Z
    (919) 718-7415
  • Nichelle Lariviere, Financial Aid Technician (919) 718-7222

General Details

(919) 718-7229

fax: (919) 718-7410

Lee Main Campus

Hockaday Hall
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330


  • SUN Closed
  • MON 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • TUE 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • WED 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • THU 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • FRI 8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • SAT Closed

Harnett Main Campus

Student Services,
Miriello Administration Building
1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
Lillington, NC 27546-7672


  • SUN Closed
  • MON By Appt. Only
  • TUE By Appt. Only
  • WED 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • THU By Appt. Only
  • FRI By Appt. Only
  • SAT Closed