Pitt-Bradford has created a new award for qualifying
students from Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties in New York that
will reduce their tuition costs, enabling them to pay standard Pennsylvania
tuition rather than higher out-of-state rates.
Alexander, president, explained that the new award decreases the cost for qualifying
students from the current out-of-state tuition rate of $22,812 per year to the
current Pennsylvania in-station tuition rate of $12,208 per year.
“This is a great
opportunity for students residing in our neighboring New York counties,” he
said. “We’ve strived to make our high-quality college education affordable and
accessible for all students who seek to ‘go beyond.’ This award will make
attending Pitt-Bradford even more affordable for students in Allegany,
Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties who are looking for an emphasis on teaching
quality, the support of one of the nation’s top research universities, and an exceptionally
friendly, safe and welcoming campus environment.”
a Pennsylvania state-related university, is just six miles from New York State.
Since the campus is part of the University of Pittsburgh, students who attend Pitt-Bradford
earn the University of Pittsburgh degree, which is respected worldwide, and
have access to the university’s research resources.
Pitt-Bradford created the new award because they recognize that many students
who live in the three nearby New York counties may not consider Pitt-Bradford
due to out-of-state tuition costs.
“We’re hoping that New
York students who may not have thought about us before will come take a look at
all Pitt-Bradford has to offer right across the border,” said AlexanderNazemetz, director of admissions.
The new award is
available to new freshmen and transfer students who enroll full time beginning
in Fall 2014. Additionally, those students who have already completed their
first degree and wish to pursue a second degree on a full-time basis are
The award is also advantageous
for transfer students, Nazemetz said, because its amount is greater than award
amounts offered through Pitt-Bradford’s merit scholarship program for
out-of-state transfer students.
Students can retain the
new award for a maximum of four years by earning a cumulative grade point
average of 2.25 or better at the end of each spring term. The award applies
only to spring and fall terms and cannot be used for any courses taken during
school guidance counselors in the three New York State counties have been
provided with materials on the new award. Nazemetz recommends that interested
students and families contact Pitt-Bradford’s Office of Admissions for more
information at 800-872-1787. For additional details, including associated terms
and conditions, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/ny.