Financial Aid

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.

Nearly all of the students who apply for financial aid -- 98.9% -- receive some kind of assistance through scholarshipsgrantsloanswork study, or undergraduate research funds. That helps to reduce the actual cost you'll pay.

For the 2016-17 school year, the average award were:

  • in-state students was $17,990 
  • out-of-state students, about $25,800 

That means that most students paid much less than you might expect for a quality education and a degree from a world-renowned institution.

In addition to generous financial aid, our tuition and housing fees are competitive to other area institutions.

Get started

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

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA) each year. View online video tutorials on seven easy steps to completing the FAFSA and 16-17 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 education loan nor 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. 
  • Register with Selective Service if you're a male between 18 and 25.
  • 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: