Financial Resources

Pitt2Pitt Scholarship Program

A $5,000 scholarship to graduating Pitt seniors and recent alumni from all PItt campuses.

External Funding: Graduate Fellowships and Grants

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate Studies has developed a comprehensive page of financial resources. Various tools let you filter by intellectual fields, academic level, citizenship status, and more.  We also feature selective lists of fellowships grouped by intellectual fields.  

Veteran Benefits

Apply for your VA benefits by going online to either or Visit to apply online for veteran’s educational benefits. Once your application is approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which will list the benefit(s) you are eligible for. You can submit your certification for 9/11 Bill benefits by emailing Pitt’s Veterans Benefits Coordinator.


Current students and new incoming students who have committed to Pitt have access to Pitt’s searchable scholarship database, PittFund$Me. Log into and click on the PittFund$Me link to access the tool. Respond to questions in PittFund$Me to discover what you are eligible to apply for and unlock your scholarship matches!


Graduate Stafford Loans: All students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may qualify for a maximum of $20,500 per academic year under the federal Stafford Loan Program. A Graduate Plus loan is available to cover additional expenses incurred during graduate school.

Private educational loans are available through various commercial banks and private lending institutions for educational expenses not covered by Graduate Stafford Loans or scholarship funds. All students, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for private educational loans. International students typically need a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-sign the loan. Once students have gained admission, they can inquire about educational loans through the Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid