Scholarships and Financial Assistance

No matter what point you are at in your academic career, funding opportunities are available to help you pay for the cost of your education.

Federal Student Aid

College of General Studies students seeking degrees and certificates can apply for financial aid in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. To determine your eligibility for financial aid, you will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Pittsburgh Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) manages need-based financial aid for all University students.

College of General Studies Scholarships

On an annual basis, CGS offers several awards and scholarships to its students who are enrolled in CGS bachelor's degree and certificate programs. CGS scholarships are designed to support the needs and reward the achievements of our students. Learn about available scholarships.

Financial Aid Wellness Center

The Financial Aid Wellness Center located in 130 Thackeray Hall is available to all University of Pittsburgh students in need of financial aid counseling. Explore the services the Center provides for you, such as assistance with financial aid applications, student loan counseling, and more! 


Current and incoming students are encouraged to seek possible scholarship funding through the University’s scholarship database, PittFund$Me.This is a search optimization tool that enables you to personalize your dashboard and identifies scholarship opportunities tailored to you.