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Affordability

Almost all of our students who apply for financial aid – 94% – receive some form of assistance. That means their actual cost to attend is less than the established tuition and fees. Here are examples for three different kinds of students: an in-state student living on campus, an out-of-state student living on campus, and an in-state student commuting. The examples below, which are based on rates for the 2019-20 year, will give you an idea of what you may pay. Keep in mind that your actual cost to attend may vary. Use our net price calculator to get a more accurate estimate of what your net price would be.

Here are a few examples of affordability:

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Tuition $13,198
Fees $960
Room and Board $9,612
Total Costs: $23,770
Federal Pell Grant* and Pitt Success Pell Match Program ($6,195 + $6,195) $12,390
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $1,936
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $900
PA State Grant*. $3,344
Panther Scholarship $5,200
Total Aid: $23,934
Remaining cost to attend: $0

The remaining cost to attend may be paid by the student or his/her family or a student may consider an alternative or PLUS loan. *Based on Income eligibility, and Expected Family Contribution of $0.

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Tuition $24,666
Fees $960
Room and Board $9,612
Total Costs: $35,238
Federal Pell Grant* $12,390
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $3,463
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $1,979
Panther Scholarship $10,700
Total Aid: $28,532
Remaining cost to attend: $6,706

The remaining cost to attend may be paid by the student or his/her family or a student may consider an alternative or PLUS loan. *Based on Income eligibility, and Expected Family Contribution of $0.

Content
Tuition $13,198
Fees $960
Total Costs: $14,158
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $3,463
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $1,979
PA State Grant*. $878
Panther Scholarship $1,000
Total Aid: $7,320
Remaining cost to attend: $6,838

The remaining cost to attend may be paid by the student or his/her family or a student may consider an alternative or PLUS loan. *Based on Income eligibility, and Expected Family Contribution of $9,000.

We're a great value. For the 2019-20 school year, the average financial aid award was:

    $19,171 for Pennsylvania students
    $24,102 for out-of-state students

That means most students paid much less than you might expect for a quality education and a degree from a world-renowned institution.

But we're not the only ones saying we're a great value.

The Princeton Review named us one of the 150 Best Value Colleges in the United States because we are a top undergraduate school with excellent academics, generous financial aid and a relatively low cost of attendance.

We were one of 13 public institutions recognized by the Obama administration for excelling in enrolling and graduating students who quality for Pell grants

College Choice website has named our nursing degree one of the 10 most affordable in Pennsylvania for 2017.

You can find out more by contacting our Financial Aid office at 814-362-7550 or email at UPBaid@pitt.edu.