Tuition and Financial Aid

The value of a graduate degree at Pitt Public Health can’t be measured in dollars and cents, but we realize that cost is a factor in determining where to pursue your degree. Tuition rates at the University of Pittsburgh will vary by whether you are a Pennsylvania or out-of-state resident.

Tuition Costs

Tuition and fees are set by the University and the official postings should be consulted for current information.

Learn more about current tuition rates and billing schedules.

Financial Aid

Pitt Public Health cannot guarantee funding to every student, but last year the school provided more than $5 million in financial aid to graduate students. Almost all Pitt Public Health doctoral students and many master’s students receive some type of financial aid, whether in the form of full or partial scholarships, fellowships, student assistantships, student employment, or student loans.

Students who receive aid generally receive it through their department, and the amount of aid available varies among the programs. Priority consideration is given to doctoral students. Departments may award graduate student research positions to international students. Important: At the time of admission, international applicants who have not been offered financial aid are required to submit an affidavit indicating that they have sufficient funds to cover their tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. Visa documents are issued on the basis of these affidavits, and the expectation of self-support continues throughout the entire period of enrollment.

More information on financial aid for international students

For more information on financial aid available through the departments, check your department’s financial aid Web page.

Contacts for Financial Aid

Contact your department student services staff or academic advisor first with questions about student assistantships, scholarships, and hourly employment.

University of Pittsburgh Student Loans

Pitt Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
412-624-7488

Student Hourly Employment

Contact your department student services staff or your departmental academic advisor.

Or contact the University’s Office of Human Resources at 412-624-7000.

Scholarships, Assistantships, Fellowships

Contact your department student services staff or academic advisor.

Key Deadlines

Loan Applications

Student loan applications are processed for Pitt Public Health students by the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA; 412-624-7488). See complete instructions for applying for a student loan on the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid page.

Students are encouraged to submit application documents as soon as possible before the start of the term for which a loan is requested.

For information about student loans, view the University’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid’s PowerPoint presentation.

Invoice Payment and Refund Deadlines

Invoice Payment

Electronic invoices (eBills) are posted on the student’s account after registration for classes, on or about the 20th of every month, and are due on the 17th of the next month.

Add/Drop

Students who drop courses by the term’s deadline for add/drop may have their tuition for the term adjusted if they are part-time students, or if the drop changes their status from full-time to part-time.

Resignation Refunds

Adjustments to tuition charges resulting from official resignation (dropping of all courses for the term) are based on the effective date of resignation and in accordance with the federally mandated calculation. Contact the Student Payment Center (412-624-7520) for information on the amount of tuition adjustment.

Optional Payment Plan

Under some circumstances, students may be approved for installment payments in the fall or spring terms. Learn more about the Optional Payment Plan, including dates of payments.

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Study shows how HIV and cancer drugs accelerate cellular aging 

Study shows how HIV and cancer drugs accelerate cellular aging

INSIDE LIVE CHANGING MEDICINE - Why do HIV patients tend to show premature signs of aging: cancer, cognitive diseases, osteoporosis? Is the virus itself is causing aging or the drugs being used to treat the virus? In a new study published in Nature Communications , doctoral student Samantha Sanfo... (10/26/2020)
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Dutta awarded scholarship from U.S. State Department 

Dutta awarded scholarship from U.S. State Department

Congratulations to Justin A. Dutta (IDM '19, HUGEN '23) who was recently awarded a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Portuguese. With an acceptance rate of less than 10%, the Critical Language Scholarship is one of the country's most competitive scholarships ... (06/01/2020)
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Biostats student wins best presentation award 

Biostats student wins best presentation award

Masters student Eli Lovelace (BIOS '20) won the Best Presentation award in local Kaggle Competition using the web-based data repository. The Pittsburgh Data Science Meetup Group hosted a Kaggle Competition on February 18, awarding prizes in two categories: most accurate model and best presentation.... (03/13/2020)
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2020 Best Poster Presentation - Jason Kennedy 

2020 Best Poster Presentation - Jason Kennedy

Congratulations to master's candidate Jason Kennedy (BIOST MS '20) who was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for his work on “The association between clinical phenotype cohesiveness and sepsis transitions after presentation.”  (03/10/2020)
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2020 Best Poster Honorable Mention - Qing Yin 

2020 Best Poster Honorable Mention - Qing Yin

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Qing Yin (BIOS '20) who received an honorable mention for his poster presentation at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for his work on “Semi-parametric Shape Restricted Mixed Effect Regression Spline with Application on State-Wide Prenatal ... (03/09/2020)
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EPI's Meg Carr awarded Goldstein scholarship for work on Hepatitis C surveillance 

EPI's Meg Carr awarded Goldstein scholarship for work on Hepatitis C surveillance

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Ngo named Joseph F. Mulach Jr. and Louisa A. Mulach Scholar 

Ngo named Joseph F. Mulach Jr. and Louisa A. Mulach Scholar

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Meet Zoe Kauffman (MHA '19), Gideon Scholar 

Meet Zoe Kauffman (MHA '19), Gideon Scholar

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Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar  

Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar

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Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar 

Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar

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Meet joint-degree student Alyssa Amendola (BCHS/GSPIA), Coverdell Fellow 

Meet joint-degree student Alyssa Amendola (BCHS/GSPIA), Coverdell Fellow

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MMPH graduate Eva Chernoff honored with U.S. Public Health Service excellence award 

MMPH graduate Eva Chernoff honored with U.S. Public Health Service excellence award

Pitt Medicine and Pitt Public Health graduate, Eva Chernoff (MMPH '19, MD '19) was honored with the 2019 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of her commitment to advocacy, education, and service for marginalized and underserved populations, and leadership in ... (06/18/2019)
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