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Affordability

Almost all of our students who apply for financial aid – 98.4% – 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 $13,394
Fees $960
Room and Board ($5,948 double room/$3,892/260 block meal plan) $9,840
Total Costs: $24,194
Federal Pell Grant* and Pitt Success Pell Match Program ($6,495 + $6,495) $12,990
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $1,430
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $0
PA State Grant*. $4,574
Panther Scholarship $5,200
Total Aid: $24,194
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 $25,034
Fees $960
Room and Board ($5,948 double room/$3,892/260 block meal plan) $9,840
Total Costs: $35,834
Federal Pell Grant* $12,990
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $3,462
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $1,980
Panther Scholarship $10,700
Total Aid: $29,132
Remaining cost to attend: $6,702

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 $13,394
Fees $960
Total Costs: $14,354
Federal Subsidized Loan (net) $3,462
Federal Unsubsidized Loan (net) $1,980
PA State Grant*. $1,898
Panther Scholarship $1,000
Total Aid: $8,340
Remaining cost to attend: $6,014

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 2021-22 school year, the average financial aid award was:

    $19,612 for Pennsylvania students
    $24,596 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.