Financial Aid

Nearly all of the students who apply for financial aid -- 96.8% -- receive some kind of assistance.

Anatomy of you financial aid award presentation

The Anatomy of Your Financial Aid Offer presentation from Admitted Student Days 2023 can be downloaded here.

Student Loan Debt Relief

Learn more about the Student Load Debt Relief here

Check your Federal Direct Loan or Federal Pell Grant History here

  • use your FSA ID to log in
  • you will see your name in the upper right hand corner
  • click on the dropdown and select MY AID
  • you will see two tabs: one for your loans and one for your grants you received
FAFSA time

Our FAFSA code is 008815

'23-'24 FAFSA Applications open Oct. 1, see the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid.

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Most of our students receive financial aid, so they’re not paying the full amount for tuition and fees. Check out our examples to get a better idea of what you may pay.

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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.

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We have a wide range of scholarships to help you with your education. Take a minute to review our list of scholarships. Then, you can make an appointment to meet with a financial aid counselor.

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Scholarship Help

If you need a scholarship application filled out, you can email it to  Kindly give us at least 2 weeks to complete and return or submit the form.

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Tuition and Fees

Our basic room and board rates are among the top five most affordable for four-year public universities in Pennsylvania.

To contact the financial aid office please call 814-362-7550 or email:

Our Staff:

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Rachelle Heffner

Heffner, Rachelle

Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid


Phone: 814-362-7550

Location: 105 Hangar Building

Melissa Ibanez

Ibanez, Melissa

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Financial Aid


Phone: 814-362-7550

Location: 114 Hangar Building

Jill Schultz

Schultz, Jill

Administrative Assistant

Financial Aid


Phone: 814-362-7550

Location: 104 Hangar Building

Deb Woodley

Soyke, Deborah

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Phone: 814-362-7550

Location: 107 Hangar Building