To receive financial aid, Pitt-Johnstown students and their families must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA.
FAFSA can be filed any time after October 1 for the next year, and can be found at www.fafsa.gov. Apply as early as possible to avoid missing Pitt-Johnstown’s April 1 priority filing deadline. Financial aid applications received after the deadline will be processed on an ongoing basis.
If you or your parents have not completed your Federal Income Tax Return but wish to complete the FAFSA, use estimated income information to ensure that your information is received by the Federal Processor before Pitt-Johnstown’s April 1 priority filing deadline.
Approximately seven to 10 business days after completing the FAFSA online, you will receive an e-mail with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) Acknowledgement, which signifies that your FAFSA has been processed by the Department of Education. The SAR explains what your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be for the academic year. The EFC does not reflect what you and your family will have to pay out-of-pocket for your college expenses, nor does it reflect what your family can afford to pay out-of-pocket. The school, the state grant agency and the federal government use your calculated EFC to determine the types and amounts of financial aid that you will receive.
Review your SAR for accuracy. If changes are needed to any SAR information, just log in to www.fafsa.gov and submit changes there.
Please use the University of Pittsburgh code: 008815. All five campuses within the Pitt system use the same code.