Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Faculty and staff are using their winter break to catch up on TV shows and explore socially relevant releases and bestsellers. Get inspired by their picks.
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Pitt uses information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a variety of educational financing options, including scholarships and work study. That’s why it’s so important for students to fill out the FAFSA every year and as soon as possible.
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In its first year, the groundbreaking program for students with high unmet financial need essentially closed the retention gap for those eligible for federal Pell Grants—what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd calls a “truly remarkable feat.”
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The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has announced the test optional policy for fall 2021 admission has been expanded to first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges on the Pittsburgh campus, with the exception of the School of Nursing.
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Renee J. Rogers from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and her team of students and staff have been hosting regular virtual workouts suitable for all ages. Read about how the Pitt community and their families are coming together to stay fit.
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Travel restrictions may have put the brakes on admitted student campus visits, but a team at Pitt admissions created an innovative way of bringing campus to students wherever they are.
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The Pitt Success Pell Match Program will leverage the power of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant program by matching these federal funds, dollar for dollar, up to the cost of attendance for eligible students across all five of Pitt’s campuses.
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The new academic year brings the reveal of renovations at Hillman Library, updated computer labs and study areas, and new green spaces for gathering, among dozens of other projects.