GRANTS

Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA.

Here are a few types of popular grants:
  1. Federal Pell Grants
    Need-based grants for degree-seeking undergraduate students. Pell grant eligibility is determined by the student’s expected family contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance, and the student’s enrollment status.

  2. Pitt Success Pell Match

    The Pitt Success Pell Match will match any Federal Pell Grant awarded to any of Pitt’s undergraduate students on all campuses, dollar for dollar!

  3. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
    Grants for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  4. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
    The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. Please contact your OVR Counselor to inquire about your eligibility.

  5. PHEAA

    PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through a variety of student aid programs.

  6. PA State Grant
    A state-funded program that allows eligible Pennsylvania residents to obtain financial assistance for undergraduate study at any PHEAA-approved institution of higher education. Awards are based on financial need. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking undergraduate program and complete their FAFSA by May 1. Please click the heading for additional information. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  7. PA Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program (PEGP)
    This program provides support for families of service officers who lost their lives protecting citizens of the state of Pennsylvania including police officers, firefighters, correction facilities employees, and active members of the National Guard. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  8. Blind or Deaf Higher Education Beneficiary Grant (BDBG) Program
    Administered by PHEAA, this program provides grants up to $500 for an academic year to blind or deaf students, who are residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are attending a postsecondary institution. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  9. PA Chafee Education and Training Grant (Chafee ETG) Program
    This federally funded program offers grants to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  10. PA Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver (FosterEd) Program
    The FosterEd Program provides a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees charged by most postsecondary institutions located in the Commonwealth for youth who are or were in foster care. You must be eligible for the PA Chafee Education and Training Grant to be eligible for this tuition waiver. Point of Contact for the FosterEd Program: Stephanie Hoogendorn , hoogen@pitt.edu, 412-383-5624. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  11. PA National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
    Administered by PHEAA in conjunction with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, this tuition assistance program is for students who enter into a service commitment with the PA National Guard for a period of 6 years. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  12. PA National Guard Military Family Education Program (MFEP)
    Administered by PHEAA in conjunction with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, this tuition assistance program is for dependents (spouses and children) of PA National Guard Members who enter into an additional 6-year service commitment with the PA National Guard. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  13. PA Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program
    The RTSS Program, in combination with the PA State Grant Program, provides scholarships to high academic achievers. Students must meet all other PA State Grant eligibility requirements (except financial need) to qualify for RTSS. This award is for 2nd-year students and higher (must have completed 24 credits in a degree-seeking program to be reviewed by the state for eligibility). For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.

  14. PA Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program
    Through the PATH Program, qualifying students who have already been awarded a scholarship or grant by one of our PHEAA PATH Partners may be eligible for additional grant money. For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please click the grant name above.