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University of Pittsburgh Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

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Replies to: University of Pittsburgh Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

  • me29034me29034 Registered User Posts: 1,711 Senior Member
    @marniefaerie When my D was a freshman a couple years ago, there was an option to do a two day mini orientation session with different focuses (arts, sports, leadership, etc). Anyone could sign up for them. They moved in on the Saturday for these. We had her do it just so she could move in early on the weekend. For sophomore and junior years she signed up to volunteer for freshman orientation and got early move in because of that.
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @marniefaerie please contact our Arrival Survival team to see if you can arrange to move-in on a different day. 412-648-2131 or [email protected]

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @G_2019LAG waitlisted students are contacted after May 1 but before June 1 so it is probably very unlikely that you would be contacted in April.

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • jph1987jph1987 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    So, paid the Enrollment fee this morning, do we get a separate email for housing - I can't find anything about where to go to pay the housing deposit.
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 11,253 Senior Member
    You should get a housing packet in the mail in a few weeks.
  • LCOLCO Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    My daughter attended Admitted Student Day yesterday and committed to Pitt! So excited ahe will be attending one of the best nursing programs in the country! Hail to Pitt!
  • WOWow01WOWow01 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I was admitted to UPitt- Bradford(second choice). I was wondering how easy/what the requirements would be to transfer to the main campus?
  • ibjunioribjunior Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    I still have not gotten my decision back. I applied February 4th and Mid-Year was sent February 13th.
  • cllp2023cllp2023 Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 my D is waiting on the official indication of valedictorian status at a Pgh public school, her school counselor told us about the Pgh public scholars scholarship that will cover tuition (we receive a pell) do you have any info on this scholarship or when it may be reflected on her account?
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 11,253 Senior Member
    Here is some information:

    https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/new-program-supports

    I believe valedictorians and salutatorians at PGH public schools will qualify for this $2,000 scholarship.

    Full Pell grant will be $6,195, there is also a new Pell match program Pitt started. Full PHEAA grant should be about $3,772.

    I assume the remaining aid might include a subsidized loan, and maybe work study?

    Did you receive the financial aid award yet?

    Did you submit FAFSA and PHEAA application?
  • cllp2023cllp2023 Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    @mommdc from our understanding from discussions with our school counselor, students receive $2000 unless they are pell grant recipients, in that case they are awarded full financial need. That being said, official notice of valedictorian/salutatorian status isn’t updated until 3rd period end (this week) so I was just curious as to when the award would be displayed through the portal. I’m not sure entirely how it is allotted, we have a few grants and a smaller scholarship and then loans. I was curious as to if we wouldn’t have to take out the loans based on this award.
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    Hi @cllp2023

    Sorry for my late response on this but please review our PPS FAQ: https://oafa.pitt.edu/pps-faqs/
    Most of your questions are answered on here, if you have additional questions let me know.

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 11,253 Senior Member
    Yes, I'm not sure if full financial need will include work study and subsidized loan in that case.

    There should be preliminary FA award coming out, and loans might need to be accepted by May/June. But you can cancel loans through the school up to 4 months after disbursement, if necessary.

    Loans can be reduced, declined, or accepted in the student FA portal.

    Once the housing assignment comes out in summer, and new tuition rates come out in July, the aid should adjust to the final numbers.
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 11,253 Senior Member
    The above FAQ states the following
    What does it mean to meet “full financial need”?

    The University will first review your file for any University grants/scholarships, state/federal grants, work-study, and federal loans, after this funding is applied, the University will cover any remaining unmet need.

    So it seems that any remaining need (COA-FAFSA EFC) will be covered, after all other aid is applied first.
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