If you live 50 miles or more outside of the Pittsburgh area, we will provide overnight accommodations (cost of room and tax) for you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) for either the night of Sunday, February 25 or Monday, February 26. You are responsible for making your hotel reservation. Please note: this offer is for one room and one night only.

Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to stay in the hotel and receive reimbursement. When making hotel reservations, we ask that you please make them in the student’s first and last name.


The University will reimburse your travel expenses up to $250. To be reimbursed for your travel expenses, follow these steps:

  • Submit all original receipts for your travel expenses. Receipts can be mailed to:
    Julia Ehlis
    University of Pittsburgh
    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • Original receipts must be received by March 12, 2018.
  • Submit a W-9 form in the student’s name. *Please note that you will need your Social Security number to complete the W-9 form. W-9 forms can be submitted the day of the program or e-mailed to Julia Ehlis at

Reimbursement from the University will not exceed the maximum $250 allotted.

  • Reimbursements include:
    • Taxi/parking/toll fees (receipts required)
    • Airfare, bus fare, or train fare for the STUDENT ONLY (receipts required)
    • Rental car (for dates not exceeding one day prior and one day after the program, receipt required)
    • Mileage (we will not accept mileage for rental cars, gas receipts are NOT required in order to request reimbursement for mileage)
      • The University will calculate mileage rates
    • Meals (receipts required)
      • The maximum reimbursement for total meal amount per day is $54, for example:
        • A student’s/family’s meals for the day total = $100 – the University will only reimburse the $54 per diem.
        • A student’s/family’s meals for the day total = $40 – the University will only reimburse for $40 for that day.
  • Please allow at least 6-8 weeks processing time before your reimbursement is mailed to you.

Any questions or concerns about reimbursement can be directed to Julia Ehlis at 412-383-7361 or

Note: If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.

Per NCAA guidelines, prospective student athletes are not eligible to take advantage of MVP visits, this includes anyone who has arranged a meeting with varsity athletic staff during their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and would be happy to arrange an alternative visit type for you and your family.