Other Information Regarding Aid
If you have specific questions that we have left unanswered, please take a look through these resources. On this page, you will find important information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, school default rates, safety statistics, and consumer information.
Here you can find specific consumer information about the university and the availability of student financial aid to prospective and current students.
If you are planning to drop all of your courses, please read this information first.
Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs outlines a list of your rights and responsibilities as a Pitt student.
Make sure you know the code of conduct you are held accountable to as a student lender.
Find the default rates for the University of Pittsburgh on the College Navigator.
Here you can find the most up-to-date information on crime statistics for the University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Campus.
Pitt Financial Aid has adopted NASFAA’s Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals as follows:
Is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealing with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:
- Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
- Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a government entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidation, or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expense) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
- Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
Additionally, the University of Pittsburgh’s Code of Conduct prohibits:
- Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender;
- Receiving gifts from a lender, a guarantor, or a loan servicer;
- Contracting arrangement providing financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender;
- Directing borrowers to particular lenders, or refusing or delaying loan certifications;
- Offers of funds for private loans;
- Call center or financial aid office staffing assistance; and
- Advisory board compensation