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
financialaid.pitt.edu/graduate-students

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.

Meet current Scholars

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Claire McCreavy, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Claire McCreavy, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

Claire McCreavy (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Lafayette Hill, PA, McCreavy is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease management, intervention, and community practice (MPH-MIC). She studied public health/health promotion at West Chest... (05/13/2021)
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Kristen Eggles, Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship Awardee 

Kristen Eggles, Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship Awardee

Kristen Eggles (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Fort Hill, SC, Kristen is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice (MPH-PEL). She studied biology at West Carolina University and is intere... (05/13/2021)
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Rachel Poad, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Rachel Poad, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

Rachel Poad (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Centreville, MD, Rachel is pursuing an MS in infectious diseases and microbiology. She studied biology at Wake Forest University and is interested in kitting, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.  (05/13/2021)
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Schwarz selected for 2020 Green Award 

Schwarz selected for 2020 Green Award

Madeline Schwarz (IDM '23) is the latest winner of the William T. Green Award in Public Health Studies for her project entitled "Characterizing Timeline of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection in Encephalitic and Pregnant Models." Congratulations!  (03/11/2021)
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Meet Taylor Robinson, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Taylor Robinson, Health Justice Scholar

Research with a health disparities focus is the core of Taylor Robinson's (EPI MPH '22) pursuits. She has been involved in research throughout college and in high school. In college, she was an intern in the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Internship and was a 2019 Amgen NIH Scholar. Her research ... (03/03/2021)
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Meet Julia Donnelly, Health Justice Scholar  

Meet Julia Donnelly, Health Justice Scholar

Julia Donnelly (BCHS MPH '21) is a second-year student who is also pursuing a Certificate in Health Equity. "After taking the Seminar in Health Equity, I developed an interest in studying the incarcerated and reentry populations. I am specifically interested in how racial disparities in policing, s... (03/03/2021)
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Meet Jamie Martina, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Jamie Martina, Health Justice Scholar

"Over the summer, I conducted my first qualitative research study to gauge the experiences sex workers have had with health care professionals and the barriers to obtaining regular health care," said Jamie Martina (BCHS MPH '23). "Preliminary findings showed that there was a desire to trust health ... (03/03/2021)
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Meet Haley Director, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Haley Director, Health Justice Scholar

Through the Health Justice Scholars program, Haley Director (HUGEN MPH '22) looks forward to engaging with the Spanish-speaking population in the Pittsburgh area to assess and address their needs. She plans to use her privilege and knowledge of the health care system to bring about systemic change ... (03/02/2021)
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Meet Phoebe Balascio, Health Justice Scholar  

Meet Phoebe Balascio, Health Justice Scholar

Phoebe Balascio (EPI MS '21) is excited to participate in the Health Justice Scholars Program so that she can broaden her knowledge in health equity issues and deepen her critical thinking in her areas of interest.  (03/02/2021)
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Schuyler wins Bernard D. Goldstein Award for work on environmental exposures and asthma 

Schuyler wins Bernard D. Goldstein Award for work on environmental exposures and asthma

Alexander Schuyler (EOH '23) is the latest winner of the Bernard D. Goldstein Award in Environmental Health Disparities and Public Health Practice for his project entitled, Impact of redlining and environmental exposures on airway gene expression, oxidative homeostasis and asthma outcomes. One revi... (02/02/2021)
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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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