1. File FAFSA Form

To receive financial aid, Pitt-Johnstown students and their families must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA.

 What's Next?

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.

  • Be sure to keep copies of your FAFSA
  • You must complete a FAFSA each year that you wish to apply for any financial aid, including Stafford and PLUS loans.
  • Students may complete the FAFSA through the Internet by accessing the application at www.fafsa.gov.

Please use the University of Pittsburgh code: 008815. All five campuses within the Pitt system use the same code.

What's Next?

  1. File FAFSA Form
  2. Pay Tuition Deposit
  3. Activate Your Pitt Computer Account
  4. Health Forms
  5. Visit Campus
  6. Submit AP Test Scores
  7. College in High School
  8. Submit a Final Transcript
  9. Choose a Meal Plan
  10. Take Placement Exam
  11. Photo ID
  12. Thinking of Changing Your Major?
  13. Attend Academic Planning Days
  14. Complete Your Scheduling and Advising Module
  15. Pay Your Balance
  16. Buy Books
  17. Parking
  18. Software and Computer
  19. Move-In
  20. Start Classes
  21. Get Help
  22. Get Involved