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The University of Pittsburgh announced today that it will distribute $7.5 million to more than 20,000 in-state students across all five of its campuses. These funds represent 100% of Pitt’s one-time state allocation of COVID-19 relief money that was recently granted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.
Pitt estimates that in-state undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at least half time will receive grants of approximately $350. The final dollar amount will be determined based on in-state student enrollment numbers following the end of the add/drop period for the fall term, which is Sept. 9.
“We remain grateful for the support of the legislature and Gov. Wolf for preserving both the University’s long-standing partnership with the commonwealth and the in-state tuition rate that our partnership supports. This is a powerful benefit — and a life-changing one — for Pitt students and families throughout Pennsylvania,” said David Brown, Pitt’s vice chancellor for government relations and advocacy.
In late September, eligible in-state students will receive an email informing them when the grant amount has posted to their account in PittPAY, the University’s online student billing and payment system. The money will be refunded directly to the bank account students have designated on the eRefunds tab. Students should confirm that they have designated an active and valid bank account.
Additional state funding will support rural education
Pitt also received $167,000 in state funding to support rural education outreach. This funding will be distributed to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to deliver educational services to the most rural populations in Pennsylvania. Through this program, Pitt-Bradford will support the region’s special postsecondary training and business needs.