In order to effectively manage your financial aid, you need to be informed about all of the resources and options available to you. We’ve collected a few tips and tools to help make financing your education more manageable.

Complete Required Financial Literacy Program

Grad Ready will walk you through all of the smart steps you need to take in order to pay for college, manage your money, and repay any student loans you choose to borrow. This financial literacy program is required for all incoming new students. Deadline to complete the required GradReady module for first-year students beginning August 2020 is Friday, August 28, 2020. Follow these step-by-step instructions to complete GradReady.

Understand your Gap Financing Options

If you are considering financing your education with a Parent PLUS Loan or a private student loan, it’s important to be informed when weighing your options. Check out these charts for undergraduate and graduate students for more information.

On-Campus Resources

  • Pitt Pantry
    Dedicated to ensuring that all students have regular access to a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Thriftsburgh
    Buying secondhand clothing reduces textile waste, cuts carbon, and promotes a culture of re-use.
  • Veterans Services
    Support for the community of veterans on campus and throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Additional Resources