Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College of General Studies has several financial aid awards available to degree-seeking students. The priority deadline for applications for fall 2018/spring 2019 is 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, August 15th. Applications received after this date will continue to be considered as long as funding is available. Please complete the application for the opportunities available below. Questions can be emailed to Lydia Heyliger

Fall 2018/Spring 2019

In addition to any award-specific requirements detailed below, students must meet the following three qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a CGS bachelor's degree program for a minimum of 6 credits per term
  • Have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the University 
  • Ineligible for tuition remission

Supplemental Aid 
Supplemental Aid is awarded as $500 for students newly admitted to CGS or $1,000 per term for continuing students in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0). 
Students with Dependents
This award in the amount of $1,500 per term supports CGS students who are the parent or legal guardian of a child or other family member(s). Eligible applicants must have earned a minimum of 80 credits with at least 24 completed at the University of Pittsburgh and be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5). Proof of dependent(s) will be required. 

Alice Wroblewski Scholarship
The number of awards/award amount varies annually and is provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation. Eligible students must be residents of Allegheny County, demonstrate significant financial need, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Proof of residency will be required.

With the exception of the Alice Wroblewski Scholarship, students awarded in the fall will automatically be reconsidered for the consecutive spring term without an additional application as long as all requirements remain fulfilled. Awards are not transferable to other academic terms. Awards will be reversed and returned to the College if recipients drop below the term enrollment requirement.

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. Please refer to the Financial Aid website for more information regarding hours of operation, contact information, other University scholarships, and the aid application process.