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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 Associate Director of Financial Aid for Student Relations (919) 718-7285
  • Deborah Kauba Assistant Director (919) 718-7255
  • Star Moretz Financial Aid Coordinator (919) 718-7234
  • Amber Werkheiser Financial Aid Advisor
    Last name begins
    with A-L
    (919) 718-7311
  • Advisor Financial Aid Advisor
    Last name begins
    with M-Z
    (919) 718 7229
  • 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 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • WED By Appt. Only
  • THU By Appt. Only
  • FRI By Appt. Only
  • SAT Closed

FAO Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid supports the College’s primary goal of learning first through empowerment and our commitment to provide students and their families with the financial assistance, tools, and resources needed to make the best informed decisions on paying for college expenses.

FAO Vision

The Office of Financial Aid strives to establish ourselves as a leader in financial aid services by providing the highest level of customer service through timely and effective communication, efficient use of technology, and access to various financial resources; while maintaining the upmost professionalism with compliance to federal, state, and institutional regulations and standards.