Students interested in enrolling in a Study Abroad Program should contact the University’s Study Abroad Office directly for detailed information about options available to University of Pittsburgh students.

 

  1. Pitt Sponsored and Pitt Recognized Study Abroad Programs

    Students participating in the University recognized and sponsored Study Abroad program can request that their Cost of Attendance for the Study Abroad term be reviewed. Should those educational expenses exceed those incurred in a typical on campus term, a student’s Demonstrated Financial Need may increase. An increase in this Cost of Attendance will not increase the student’s eligibility for grants, scholarships, or other campus-based funds.

    It may, however, enable the student to borrow additional funds through the Student Loan fund, the Parent PLUS Loan program, or other alternative loan sources. Students interested in applying for additional loan funds to assist with Study Abroad costs should visit the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and speak with a Financial Aid Advisor. No appointments are necessary; students are seen on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    If you participate in a Study Abroad program and are the recipient of a tuition-based scholarship, it is a University policy that Pennsylvania residents can receive a scholarship amount up to the equivalent of PA tuition charges for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (A&S); and out-of-state scholarship recipients, an amount up to in-state PA A&S tuition plus 50%. If your scholarship also includes room and board, your award will be limited to an amount up to the fees for a standard double on-campus room and an average meal plan, as used in the financial aid awarding guidelines.

  2. Direct Enrollment Programs for Study Abroad

    University of Pittsburgh Academic Scholarships awarded through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will not be available to student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Scholarships may be reinstated for a scholarship recipient upon return to the University of Pittsburgh. Students must meet all of the other academic scholarship guidelines. Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid in writing (email is acceptable—oafa@pitt.edu) prior to their return to initiate the reinstatement process.

    University of Pittsburgh need based grants awarded through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will not be available to student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Grants may be awarded for future terms when the student returns to the University of Pittsburgh provided need-based financial aid application materials are complete, funds are available, the student continues to demonstrate financial need and the student continues to meet all other selection criteria. Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid in writing (email is acceptable—oafa@pitt.edu) prior to their return to initiate a review of their financial aid application.

    Federal Pell Grants will not be processed by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Students may be eligible for payments from the Pell Grant directly from the school offering the Study Abroad program. Students should contact the financial aid office at their Study Abroad host institutions for specific information and assistance with a Pell Grant.

    Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grants and other miscellaneous state sponsored grant programs will not be processed by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Students should contact PHEAA directly for information about payment availability at their host institution during the study abroad term and what they must do to receive a payment during that term.

    Federal Work Study awarded through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will not be available to student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Work Study may be awarded for future terms when the student returns to the University of Pittsburgh provided need-based financial aid application materials are complete, the student continues to demonstrate financial need and the student continues to meet all other selection criteria. Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid in writing (email is acceptable—oafa@pitt.edu) prior to their return to initiate a review of their financial aid application.

    Student Loans including Perkins Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, Nursing Loans, Health Professions Loans, and all alternative loans will not be processed by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for student recipients during the term they participate in a Direct Enrollment study abroad program. Students may be eligible for payments from these programs directly through the school offering the Study Abroad program. Students should contact the financial aid office at their Study Abroad host institutions for specific information and assistance with these federal and alternative loans options.