Financial Aid

  • Our tuition and housing fees are competitive to other area institutions, and more than 94 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, work study, or undergraduate research funds.

    We're a great value. But don't just take our word for it.The Princeton Review named us one of the 150 Best Value Colleges in the United States.

    For the 2015-16 school year, the average award for in-state students was roughly $18,348; for out-of-state students, about $25,399. That means that most students paid much less than you might expect for a quality education and a degree from a world-renowned institution.

    To help you begin the financial aid process, watch our informational slide show and review the 2015-16 Official Guide to Financial Aid.

    The first step is to apply for admission. Then to receive the most aid, including Federal Direct Stafford and Parent PLUS Loans, you need to:

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. View online video tutorials on seven easy steps to completing the FAFSA and 2015-16 IRS Data Retrieval
    • Pitt-Bradford's school code is 008815 (same as University of Pittsburgh).
    • Comply with Pitt-Bradford's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 
    • Not be in default on an educational loan & must not owe a repayment on an adjusted federal grant.
    • Plan to enroll in an eligible degree program. 
    • Plan to enroll at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate).    
      • Federal Pell eligible students may qualify for Federal Pell Grants at less than half time status.
    • If you're a male between 18 and 25, you must be registered with Selective Service.
    • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number.
    • Have a high school diploma, GED, or verifiable home school credentials.

    Meet our staff and schedule an appointment today.

    Office of Financial Aid, Hangar Building
    Phone: 814-362-7550 - Fax: 814-362-7578 or email:

    The university participates exclusively in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Lending program, in which borrowers obtain federal loan funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education. All new and returning student/parent borrowers, who wish to borrow Federal Direct Studen or Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans, will need to complete a Direct Loan E-MPN. Students also need to complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling prior to the disbursement of any loan funds.

    Net Price Calculator – This site is intended only for undergraduate, first-year and full-time, domestic students. Pitt-Bradford, in accordance with federal law, provides access to a net price calculator. Please keep in mind that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price. It is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan or work-study assistance.