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Appeals: Tuition Status

Students who believe that they may be eligible for Pennsylvania tuition rates may appeal for PA status through the Office of Student Appeals. 

Books

Students can purchase books for all classes from the University Store on Fifth

4000 Fifth Avenue (near Litchfield Towers)
pittuniversitystore.com

Building Access

Career Services

Pitt Public Health Career Services is dedicated to providing informative programs, individualized career counseling services, and networking opportunities to help master's and doctoral students effectively prepare for, develop, and manage a career related to their field of study. We offer a broad range of resources to achieve those goals including participation in Handshake, Pitt's comprehensive career services platform and your hub for all things related to your career preparation journey: jobs, internships, fellowships, career fairs, events, and more. Career counselors are available to meet with students and alumni on a daily basis. Appointments can be scheduled online. 

Learn more about what we can do for you at publichealth.pitt.edu/careers or contact Kim Abraham, career services specialist, at kam418@pitt.edu.  

Child Care Services

The University Child Development Center provides care and early childhood education to children of faculty, staff, and students. Children range in age from six weeks through six years and participate in a wide range of programs including full and part-time infant, toddler, and preschool options as well as full-day kindergarten. There is a school-age summer program as well. The center serves the University as a laboratory school and the greater community as a model of early childhood excellence. There is a lengthy waiting list, and prospective parents are encouraged to get children on that list as soon as possible. 

University Child Development Center
635 Clyde Street
7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
412-383-2100
childdevelopment.pitt.edu

Computer Labs, Printing Kiosk, Photocopying

Student computer labs are located throughout campus, including Falk Library and Public Health A438. Several locations, including room A438 and the first floor of the building, have printing kiosks at which registered students can use up to 900 pages per term free of charge. Students can also print to the kiosks from their own devices. Find out more about lab and print kiosk locations at technology.pitt.edu. 

Photocopy machines are located in Falk Library, Copy Cat, and FedEx Kinko's on Forbes Avenue. Some departments have photocopy equipment available to students. 

Counseling

The Pitt Counseling Center, located at the Wellness Center (second floor, Nordenberg Hall), offers the following professional services without charge: 

Psychological services: counseling psychologists, social workers, and counsulting psychiatrists work with students through individual and group counseling sessions. People come to the center for various reasons: emotional or social difficulties, marital or other relationship problems, and concerns about academic progress or direction.

during business hours: 412-648-7930
after hours: 412-648-7856

Sexual assault services: The Counseling Center provides services designed to alleviate the trauma associated with sexual assault. Emergency medical, legal, and police support are provided. 

during business hours: 412-648-7930
after hours: 412-648-7856
studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cc 

Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development

The Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development (CCLD) is a multipurpose facility fostering cultural collaboration and communication, creating multicultural programming and workshops, and offering civic, personal, and organizational leadership training. 

studentaffairs.pitt.edu/ccid

Cultural and Special Events

All concerts, plays, movies, special lectures, etc. given on campus are listed in the Pitt News and the University Times newspapers. Many other city events (e.g. symphony, dance) are also advertised through these two campus publications. City Paper, a free and independent weekly, lists many of the region's cultural events. 

Since 1997 the Pitt Arts program has enriched the quality of life for students through engagement of the arts. Discounted or free tickets to concerts, ballet, plays, and exhibitions are made available. 

studentaffairs.pitt.edu/pittarts

Disability Services

Pitt is committed to providing equal opportunities in education to academically qualified students with disabilities. Students who require accomodation should register with the Office of Disability Resources and Services as soon as possible. 

studentaffairs.pitt.edu/drs

Diversity and Inclusion

The Pitt Office of Diversity and Inclusion has overall responsibility for providing leadership, resources, coordination, and oversight for the University's voluntary diversity initiatives as well as ensuring equal opportunities and compliance with related governmental requirements. 

diversity.pitt.edu

Pitt Public Health considers the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff to be a strength and critical to its educational mission. We are committed to creating and fostering inclusive learning environments that value human dignity and equity. 

Every member of our community is expected to be respectful of the individual perspectives, experiences, behaviors, worldviews, and backgrounds of others. While intellectual disagreement may be constructive, no derogatory statements or demeaning or discriminatory behavior will be permitted. 

For more information, contact the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. 

English Language Institute

The ELI offers English support to international students in a variety of ways. English language classes, housing and arrival tips, Pittsburgh activities, and health care and insurance advice are all available.

eli.pitt.edu 

Graduate Student Resources

See gradstudents.pitt.edu for resources available to graduate students, including academic resources, teaching support, research, career preparation, student life, and health/wellness. 

Health Facilities, Insurance

The Student Health Service clinic is located at the Wellness Center on the second floor of Nordenberg Hall (412-383-1800). It provides primary care diagnosis and treatment, specialist referral, and health education services. A wellness fee is assessed in fall and spring terms for every student and the fee is one-time-per-term copayment for the use of student health services. 

Detailed information on services and cost of services is contained in the health service brochure available at the clinic. 

Note: The Student Health Services does not take the place of health insurance coverage! 

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Housing

Pittsburgh has a number of pleasant residential neighborhoods and while some graduate and professional students do live in Oakland, where the University is located, many also live in the surrounding neighborhoods of Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Bloomfield, Highland Park, and Mt. Washington, just to name a few! These areas are within walking distance or an easy commute via public transportation, which is free within Allegheny County to those riders with a Pitt ID. 

Off Campus Living
ocl.pitt.edu
412-624-6998

The Housing Resource Center helps students identify, rent, lease, or purchase suitable living accommodations. The center provides information on University owned apartments, an apartment-roommate matching service, a sublet service, neighborhood maps, rental tips, campus shuttle schedules, free local telephone service to contact landlords, and a listing of apartments inspected and approved by the city of Pittsburgh. 

ID Cards

To obtain a University ID card, students must be registered for current term classes and must present a photo ID such as a driver's license, passport, or school or work ID. If you do not have a photo ID, at least two forms of signature ID, such as a social security, bank, or credit card, will be accepted. If you do not have any type of identification, you will need to obtain a notarized affidavit before you come to the ID center at Panther Central i the Litchfield Towers lobby. 

There is no charge for the initial Pitt ID; however, a $20 replacement fee will be levied when cards are lost, stolen, or damaged. 

pc.pitt.edu/card/photoid.php 

International Services

International Studies, Study Abroad

Lactation Room

Legal Services

The Graduate and Professional Student Group has arranged for an attorney to provide free 30 minute appointments for students on Fridays at the Student Government Board office in the William Pitt Union. Call 412-648-7970 to make an appointment. 

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Pittsburgh aims to improve visibility and support for LGBTQIA+ students and employees by promoting and publicizing available resources and services. Pitt offers a number of services that impact all areas of student life and aims to provide all students with a supportive environment. 

studentaffairs.pitt.edu/lgbtqia

Library Resources

Lockers

Mailboxes

Meditation Room

Mental Health Resources

Ombudsperson

Parking

Pitt Farmers Market

Pitt IT

Pitt Pantry

PittServes

Preferred Names

Research for the Health Sciences

Security, Emergencies

Single Occupancy Restrooms

Social and Service Activities

Sports, Recreation, Fitness

Student Affairs

Student Emergency Contact Information in PeopleSoft

Students of Color Dinner Series

Transcripts, Certification of Enrollment

University Clothing Thrift Store

Veterans Services

Writing Center

Tuition, Billing, Loans, and Financial Aid

Tuition Rates

Generally, in-state Pennsylvania tuition rates apply to those students who are citizens of the United States or have an immigrant or permanent resident visa and have lived in Pennsylvania for a continuous period of 12 months while not attending any college or university in the state.

A late fee is charged when invoices are not paid on or before the due date. 

Electronic billing, direct deposit

All students receive electronic invoices via their Pitt email accounts. 

Financial aid recipients must take a copy of your electronic bililng statement to your department student services staff at least one week before the payment due date  to ensure a GSR scholarship or other aid is applied to your student account. You must also pay the required student activity fee by the due date, event if you have a full scholarship. Failure to pay the student activity fee will cause a late payment penalty to be charged to your account, and a financial hold may be instituted. 

Direct deposit in PittPay is advantageous for students expecting a tuition refund. 

Student Loans

Financial Aid

While Pitt Public Health cannot guarantee funding to all students, a significant number of individuals, particularly doctoral students, receive full or partial funding through scholarships, fellowships, traineeships, and assistantships. Many master's students also receive partial scholarships, student employment, or student loans. 

Staff Tuition Benefits

Pitt's Office of Human Resources Benefits Department administers staff education benefits. The University offers tuition remission to all regular, full-time staff members, their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children, providing they meet admission requirements. Eligibility does not guarantee admission or retention in any academic program. If your employment is regular part-time, you are able to receive education benefits for yourself only; however, the benefit is prorated to correspond to the percentage of effort of your employment status. For more information on educational benefits, go to hr.pitt.edu/benefits/education. The human resources website also provides information on University staff and faculty positions. 


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