Investing in Pennsylvanians

In 2019, Pitt launched the Pitt Success Pell Match Program, making a historic commitment to remain affordable to all Pennsylvanians. The program — the first of its kind among public universities — doubles federal need-based aid in the form of Pitt-funded grants up to the cost of attendance. This investment improves the odds that Pitt’s Pell Grant recipients, who are concentrated on the University’s regional campuses, will graduate and contribute to the state’s economy. Today, the program serves more than 5,000 Pitt students and is on track to improve both outcomes and lives.

Information accurate as of June 18, 2021.

By the Numbers

investment by Pitt since 2019
increase in need-based funding for students
increase in the average financial aid award
increase in the number of students receiving Pitt support
of PA students at Pitt have financial need
of Pitt Success grants benefit PA students