Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to graduate students and varies widely among graduate and professional school programs. Information for graduate and professional students is also posted on the following sites.

Financial Aid

Information on the steps to follow, including applying for loans, is available at Graduate Students - Financial Aid. The information is appropriate to students in all graduate programs except the School of Medicine, School of Law, and School of Dental Medicine.


Importantly, prospective graduate students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when it becomes available each October 1. Be sure to reapply each year.

Please note: The U.S. Department of Education made an unprecedented announcement on January 30, 2024, that schools and state agencies will not begin to receive Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) until the first half of March 2024. This means schools will not have FAFSA data until sometime in March 2024.

Pitt’s Financial Aid office is working diligently to determine an accurate timeline for these communications and will post updates to the financial aid resources page. If you are a currently enrolled University of Pittsburgh student using federal financial aid, who files a FAFSA each year, your financial aid offers will be sent in early summer.

Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County award nearly $3 million in scholarships through nearly 400 donor-established scholarship funds. In addition, a partnership with  Scholarship America points students to even more scholarship opportunities. Search the Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships site.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Visit the Funding tab for more information on internal and external funding opportunities for Pitt graduate students.