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University of Pittsburgh Greensburg    
2017-2018 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  Apr 25, 2024
2017-2018 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Financial Information

Tuition and Other Expenses

* A student may not register for more than eighteen undergraduate credits in a single term without the specific written approval of the Director of Academic Advising. Students must pay an extra charge for each credit over eighteen credits per term. This charge is in addition to the full-time term tuition rate. The charge per credit will be the prevailing per-credit tuition rate listed below for part-time students.

The University’s tuition and mandatory fee rates are available on the Tuition Rates and Mandatory Fees  page.

Determining How Full-Time vs Part-Time Students are Billed

In the Fall and Spring Terms:

Undergraduate students registered for 12 to 18 credits in the Fall and Spring Terms are regarded as full-time students, and are assessed the current undergraduate “flat” tuition rate for their academic center.
Undergraduate students registered for fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time, and are billed on a per-credit basis.

Graduate students registered for 9 to 15 credits in the Fall and Spring Terms are regarded as full-time students, and are assessed the current graduate “flat” tuition rate for their academic center.

Graduate students registered for fewer than 9 credits are considered part-time, and billed on a per-credit basis.

Students will be charged per credit for each credit exceeding the maximum full-time credit limit.

In the Summer Term:

All students are billed on a per-credit basis in the Summer Term with the exception of students in the School of Dental Medicine Dental Hygiene Certificate Program; the Swanson School of Engineering undergraduate program; the Katz Graduate School of Business Full-time MBA, MBA/MS and EMBA Programs; and the School of Nursing Accelerated Nursing Program.

About Mandatory Fees

Mandatory Fee figures are applicable to students regardless of Pennsylvania or Out-of-State residency. Not listed under Mandatory Fees are:

  1. Course/major fees that are based upon registration in specific courses (e.g., lab fees).
  2. Academic fees (e.g., application fees, academic program fees for programs such as Cooperative Engineering Program and Study Abroad).
  3. Service fees (e.g., late application for graduation and lost ID cards).
  4. Professional workshop and professional development fees
  5. Specific-student fees such as the Freshman Socialization Fee at the Greensburg Campus.

Fees and Deposits

Note: The University reserves the right to change the tuition rate and fees at any time without notice in advance.

Application Fee Non-refundable fee paid at the time of application for admission $45
Tuition Deposit Non-refundable fee paid at the time of acceptance of admission offer; credited as partial payment of tuition $100
Housing Deposit Non-refundable fee for full-time students to reserve campus housing; credited as partial payment of room charges $150
Freshman Socialization Fee New full-time students - assessed only in the fall term of the freshman year $90
Activities Fee Full-time student per term $85
  Part-time student per term $22
Athletics Fee Full-time student per term $95
  Part-time student per term $20
Computer and Network Services Fee Full-time student per term $175
  Part-time student per term $100
Health Center Fee Full-time student per term $30
  Part-time student per term ——
Student Center Fee Full-time student per term $80
  Part-time student per term $32
Parking Fee Full-time student per year $75
  Part-time student per year $40
Course Fees Lab fees charged on a per-course basis for Biology, Chemistry, Information Science, and Physics labs $50
  Biology Senior Lab Fee $150
  Social Foundations of Education-ADMPS 1001 $100
  First Field Experience -ADMPS 1010 $100

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Intro to Professional Nursing

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Foundations of Nursing Practice II

Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns, and Famalies Clinical

Advanced Nursing Mgmt of the Adult with Acute/Complex Health Problems Clinical

Adv Clinical Problem Solving

Transitions into Professional Nursing Practice









Financial Obligations

The University of Pittsburgh has the right to withhold services and access to academic records, including but not limited to transcripts and diplomas, and will refuse to accept registration for current and future terms if a student defaults on any financial obligation unless repayment arrangements have been made that are satisfactory to the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Student Accounts.

Optional Payment Plan

A student whose account is in good standing is eligible for the optional payment plan. More information about this is available from the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Student Accounts.

Eligibility for Reduced Tuition

Tuition rates for the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg are based on whether or not the student is a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A higher tuition rate is charged to nonresidents.

A student who has lived in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a continuous period of 12 months immediately prior to enrollment at any college or university in the state may be eligible for reduced tuition rates. To be eligible, the student must also be a citizen of the United States or have an immigrant or permanent resident visa. A minor is presumed to have the domicile of his parents or guardian. The age of majority for establishing a domicile for tuition purposes is 22.

Copies of detailed Guidelines and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Reduced Tuition Rates are available upon request from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Office of the Registrar, 120 Millstein Library, 150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-836-9899. Any admitted student may petition for reduced tuition rates by supplying convincing evidence to be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar. Only the Office of the Registrar may evaluate eligibility for tuition purposes.

Title IV Refund Policy

Adjustment to tuition charges resulting from official resignations are based on the effective date of resignation and are in accordance with the federally mandated calculation. The calculation is based on the period of enrollment completed. That percentage is computed by dividing the total number of calendar days in the term into the number of calendar days completed, as of the date of student notification. The percentage of Title IV assistance to which the student is entitled (has “earned”) is equal to this percentage of the term completed up to 60 percent. If the resignation occurs after 60 percent of the term is completed, the percentage of Title IV assistance earned is equal to 100 percent.

The amount of Title IV aid that must be returned is based on the percentage of “unearned” aid. The percentage is computed by subtracting earned aid from 100 percent. The University is required to return the lesser of (1) the unearned aid percentage applied to institutional charges or (2) the unearned aid percentage applied to the total Title IV aid received.

The student is required to return the difference between the amount of unearned aid and the amount returned by the University. If the student (or parents in the case of PLUS loans) is required to return a portion of their entire loan proceeds, the calculated amount is to be repaid according to the loan’s terms.

Funds are returned to the following Title IV sources in order of priority:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans
  3. Federal Perkins loans
  4. Federal Direct PLUS loans
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. Federal SEOG
  7. Other Title IV assistance for which a return of funds is required
  8. Other federal, state, private, or institutional financial assistance
  9. Student

Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial aid is available to Pitt-Greensburg students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. Financial aid awards, or “packages,” are often combinations of different types of aid. The exact amounts and types of aid students receive will depend on their financial need and academic performance.

The financial aid application procedures are outlined online at:

Campus-Based Federal Aid

Two types of financial aid are included in this category:  Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and the Federal Work-Study Program funds.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A grant awarded to those applicants who are determined to have the greatest need according to the federal government formula. The FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

Federal Work Study Program

A part-time employment program in which eligible students are awarded a job on campus and are paid according to the number of hours worked. It is a form of financial aid; however, it is not applied directly to the student account.


Information regarding Pitt-Greensburg Merit Scholarships, Outside Scholarships, and Donor Scholarships can be found on the Pitt-Greensburg Web site at Scholarships do not have to be repaid.

Loan and Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined when a student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who have not previously received a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Applications can be completed online at

State Grant

For Pennsylvania residents, eligibility for the state grant is determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Other states have a comparable agency. To be eligible for a PHEAA grant, students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Students must complete the FAFSA for state grant consideration. Students who are residents from states other than Pennsylvania should contact their state agency for information about state grants or scholarships.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan

A Federal Direct Stafford Loan is a long-term low interest loan available to qualified students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Repayment begins after the student graduates or enrolls for less than half-time (6 credits). Applicants can apply online at

There are two types of Federal Direct Stafford Loans:

Subsidized: The federal government pays the interest on the loan while the student is enrolled at least half time.

Unsubsidized: The student is responsible for the interest. The interest begins to accrue from the point of disbursement until the loan is paid in full.

Federal Direct PLUS Program

Parents may apply for loans to pay for their dependent undergraduate children’s educational costs. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is disbursed. Applications are available online at

Additional Sources of Aid

Alternative Loans

If additional money is needed to pay the college bill, students may need to consider borrowing money from other sources. There are many private loans specifically designed to assist with college education costs. These are often referred to as alternative loans or private loans. A list of lenders who have provided loans to Pitt-Greensburg students during the past 24 months is available at

Veterans’ Benefits

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for assisting veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and their families in obtaining their military educational benefits. We can assist you in applying for the benefit, certifying enrollment, and reporting any changes in enrollment to the Veterans Administration. Additional information can be found at:

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Eligibility for specific programs is determined by individual sponsoring agencies and, where appropriate, by the college itself. Several factors are considered, including college costs, family contributions, student earnings, savings, and timely submission of all appropriate application materials.

Eligibility must be determined on a yearly basis. Students must show continued need by submitting all appropriate applications each year and must meet stated application deadlines. In addition, financial aid recipients must meet guidelines regarding satisfactory academic progress and standing.

Students who relocate to Pitt-Greensburg from one of Pitt’s other campuses are eligible for financial aid and are evaluated on the same basis as Pitt-Greensburg upperclassmen. Transfer students are also eligible for financial assistance.

Information about eligibility and progress guidelines and application deadlines is available from the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Financial Aid. Staff members are available to talk with students about financial aid.

To receive or to continue to receive financial aid, a student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Academic progress is measured by percentage of credits completed, by grade point average and by completing the program within a specified time frame.

Academic Standards for Undergraduate Financial Aid

Conditions for financial aid eligibility usually require students to complete a specified percentage of credits attempted, maintain a specified grade point average (GPA: credits counting toward the degree) and complete the program within a specified time frame.

Financial Aid agencies are not aware of your academic progress when they determine your eligibility for financial aid. An award letter from them only means that you are financially eligible: Pitt-Greensburg is required to determine if you are also academically eligible. If you do not meet the standards for academic progress you are not eligible to receive financial aid. Note that there are differences in the standards and procedures used for federal, Pennsylvania and University aid programs. It is possible that you could be eligible to receive aid from one source and not eligible for aid from another source.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid can be found online at

IMPORTANT NOTE about taking courses at another institution:

Satisfactory Academic Progress: a student must obtain prior approval from the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to be eligible to transfer non-Pitt credits. Such credits also require an associated C grade or better as a condition of transfer.

Good Academic Standing: only Pitt credits may be used to raise grade point averages.

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