Financial Aid at the University of Pittsburgh

There are many choices for higher education, but few offer the range of opportunities available at Pitt for a comparable price point. In fact, the University of Pittsburgh is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Value Colleges” list. Pitt also ranks #1 in value among all public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. In short, the University of Pittsburgh offers exemplary value: Pitt puts so much within reach—and in ways that feel truly individualized.

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Student Success Programs

Pitt Success Pell Match

As a part of the University's commitment to investing in students who have the greatest financial need, the Pitt Success Pell Match initiative matches any Federal Pell Grant that is awarded to any of Pitt's undergraduate students on all campuses. Pitt currently enrolls 5,000+ students who receive Pell Grants, with an average award amount of $4,500.

Student Success Programs

Panthers Forward

Panthers Forward is a University initiative designed to support student success and reduce the burden of student debt. To be eligible, students must be Pittsburgh-campus seniors who are in good standing with the University and have taken out federal loans to fund their senior year.

Student Success Programs

Pittsburgh Public Scholars

All valedictorians and salutatorians in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system are guaranteed admission to one of our five Pitt campuses. All eligible students will receive a minimum of $2000* in scholarship funding.

Financial Education for Better Financial Decisions

Financial Wellness Program

This financial literacy program is available for students seeking the opportunity to learn the money lessons to navigate through college and beyond. The goal is to empower students with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions and accomplish their financial goals for a lifetime.

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