Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pitt-Johnstown's Financial Aid Office helps students and families meet educational costs. Working together, the office assists in making a Pitt-Johnstown education a reality.

The office processed about $39 million in scholarships, grants, and loans in 2017-18. This has helped to aid more than 89% of our students.

The Financial Aid Office administers federal and state aid programs, such as grants, scholarships, student loans, and Federal Work-Study employment.

The University of Pittsburgh and its five regional campuses announced Friday, February 22, 2019, the launch of the Pitt Success Pell Match Program.

Through this program, the University will begin matching federal Pell Grants dollar for dollar (not to exceed the cost of attendance). In addition, the University will move to expand aid for families with unmet need as part of a concerted effort to remove financial barriers for students pursuing the world-class Pitt education.

Take a few minutes to enter your information in this calculator and we will show you an estimate of your financial aid and out-of-pocket costs at your Pitt campus.

A Pitt-Johnstown education is an investment in your future. It is our commitment to make higher education accessible and affordable. The scholarship process begins by applying for admission. All students are eligible for some form of scholarship and financial aid, so apply today!

We encourage you to explore all available scholarship opportunities at Pitt-Johnstown including academic scholarships, our signature VIP scholarship, and institutional scholarships listed here:

Academic Scholarships

  • Presidential Scholarship $16,000 over four years
  • Achievement Scholarship $10,000 over four years

VIP Award

Visit Incentive Program $2,000 over four years

The Visit Incentive Program is designed for students who visit campus and enroll. Fit matters, and the campus visit is the single most important way to find out if Pitt-Johnstown is the right fit for you.

Institutional Scholarships: Simon and Rachel Adelman; Mary F. Bartol; Rev. Wilburt Boerstler, PhD; Russell P. Daniel Sr. Merit; H.F. Lenz; Christine M. Louder; Phi Kappa Phi Merit; PSPE; Benn Shaddon; Rhea Smith; Robert and Eunice Business Smith; Sara Jane Torquato; Sally Bloom; and Harry Silverstone.

A bachelor’s degree has become a requirement for many jobs. The choice of whether or not to earn a bachelor’s degree is not an easy one. You will come to find that at Pitt-Johnstown, the oldest and largest regional institution of the world class University of Pittsburgh, our picturesque campus located in historic Johnstown, is widely recognized for its key distinctions:

  • High placement rate in excellent jobs
  • Up-close-and-personal teaching and learning environment
  • Talented, dedicated, supportive faculty and staff
  • Practical, hands-on, Real World learning-in-action
  • Noted in US News & World Report, along with Brown and Georgetown for building “in-demand job skills”
  • World class Pitt quality education comparable to quality private colleges… a great value