University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Financial Aid

Please note: While the office remains closed to walk-in customers, we are available to assist you via email and telephone. Virtual meetings can also be established by request. You can reach us at  If you need to provide any paperwork/documentation to the Financial Aid Office, please provide electronic versions/scans by emailing

The University of Pittsburgh has received its CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $10.6 million. These funds provide direct emergency assistance for Pitt students. 

The Financial Aid Office administers federal and state aid programs, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and federal work-study employment, that totalled nearly $40 million in 2019-2020.  More than 89% of our students receive some type of financial aid.

 How Financial Aid Works:

Apply for admission (new applicants only) » You cannot be awarded financial aid until you are admitted, so we suggest that you apply for admission early.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is used to determine financial aid eligibility and is available in both English and Spanish (a link is provided at the top right of the home page to change the entire site to Spanish).

  • School Code for filing the FAFSA: 008815  University of Pittsburgh
  • Priority filing deadline for 2021-2022: April 1, 2021
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Process to transfer your tax information to your FAFSA and significantly reduce the time it takes to complete the FAFSA.
Use the quick-and-easy scholarship finder to learn about financial aid opportunities specific to you!

Find scholarships. Scholarships help to lessen your out-of-pocket expense and the amount borrowed through loans. Upon admission, students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, but a variety of endowments, as well as numerous outside scholarships, also exist.  Visit and search for PittFund$Me in your portal to set up your profile, and visit FastWeb for other outside scholarship opportunities.

Financial Aid Offer 

After completing the FAFSA, you will receive your Financial Aid Offer via email. This letter lists eligibility regarding:

Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Calculate your expenses using this form and your Financial Aid offer letter.

Office: (closed to walk-in customers)
450 Schoolhouse Road
114 Blackington Hall 
Johnstown, PA 15904

814-269-7045  |  800-881-5544
Fax: 814-269-7061

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