University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,600
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,996
$30k - $48k
$22,422
$48k - $75k
$26,467
$75k - $110k
$30,138
$110k+
$31,756
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$19,718
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,746
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,250
Books and Supplies
$755
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
53%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,740
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,852
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,934
Students receiving state aid
14%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,547
Students receiving federal aid
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,852
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$66,947,128
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,130,086

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,386
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,361
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,626
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$270

What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
Apart from being able to ride the bus for free (which is awesome), the dorms are very nice in comparison to other colleges'. There are also a lot of options for food, even while staying within your dining plan. You can get free computer software to use too, and there are labs where you can print up to 900 sheets a semester... although I doubt anyone ever has. There are also state of the art gyms and work out centers that are open to everyone.
Lauren from Harrison City, PA
If you're in-state, you're definitely getting a good deal. Pitt is just as good as private schools that charge twice as much. Obviously the out of state tuition is one of the highest in the country, but I still think it's a pretty decent deal. You get so many opportunities that small schools don't offer. The free bus pass alone retails for over $1600.
Angelica from Pittsburgh, PA
While this is an expensive public university for in-state students and even out-of-state students I think this is a great investment.
Filipe from Philadelphia, PA
The Pitt experience is priceless. The area is a perfect balance between the rush of the city and the warmth of a small community. I've never felt limited to only a few options, because there are so many different things that Pitt can offer: sports teams, undergraduate research, safe city life, and great food are just a couple of the benefits. Also, Pittsburgh in general is a college town, so you always have the opportunity to meet students from other schools; we also have an affiliation with Carnegie Mellon, so students can cross-register for classes there or even work with professors/other students. It's definitely worth the number on the price tag.
Batman from Philadelphia, PA
This school is a bit pricey, especially considering there are cheaper schools who can offer you just as valuable degrees. The reasons it's worth the money go on. Personally, the experience, the chance to go to all of the fabulous museums, playhouses, and clubs, the opportunity to take any class at the surrounding colleges, and the free city bus fare (love!) make it worth my money.
Madison from Myerstown, PA
Pitt is a good deal for Pennsylvania residents, but could be pricey for out of state students if you don't receive a scholarship (but they do give out a good amount of aid). Still, its a better deal than most private schools.
Alicia from Kenmore, NY
I would say that you get exactly what you pay for at Pitt and you design your experience here more than anyone else.
Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
Depends on if you are in-state or out-of-state. In-state, for sure. It's tuition is insanely low. Out-of-state, only worth it if you get an enormous scholarship, for which you must apply very early (or do ROTC, whatever floats your boat).
Chuck from Ohio

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