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The Pitt Success Pell Match Program

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What is the Pitt Success Pell Match Program?

A college degree is one of the most important and life-changing investments than an individual (and their family) can make. At the University of Pittsburgh, we believe that a student should not miss out on this experience due to financial circumstances that are - in many instances - largely out of their control. This is why we support a range of access and affordability initiatives that can help the best and brightest students thrive at Pitt.

Beginning in Fall of 2019, the Pitt Success Pell Match Program matches a Federal Pell Grant awarded to any University of Pittsburgh student dollar for dollar. The Pitt Success Pell Match Program reduces a qualifying student's financial obligation, thus reducing overall student loan debt.

How do I know if I can benefit from this program?

All students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, will receive the Pitt Success Pell Match Grant. The amount of the Pitt Success Pell Match Grant will match your Federal Pell Grant dollar for dollar. 

Am I eligible for the Pitt Success Pell Match Program if I am a part-time student?

Yes. Part-time students are eligible for the Pitt Success Pell Match Program.