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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed University initiatives at Wednesday afternoon's Senate Council meeting.

Pitt to distribute more than $15 million to students from federal COVID-19 aid

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt is distributing more than $15 million directly to student financial aid from federal COVID-19 funds, the University announced in a Thursday morning press release.
Pitt Pathfinder and junior psychology and urban studies major De’Jovia Davis.

Pitt Pathfinders use virtual tours to connect students to Pitt in new ways

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News September 4, 2020
Students won’t have to worry about getting run over by backward-walking, striped-shirt-clad Pitt Pathfinders around campus this semester. But that doesn’t mean Pathfinders aren’t showing off the campus to potential Pitt students.  
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid encourages students to reach out if they’re facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial aid office helping students impacted by coronavirus

By Lucy Li and Rebecca Johnson April 20, 2020
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is currently open remotely to provide financial counseling and support to students who have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic and are unsure of how to pay for their education.
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is still operating and interacting with prospective students via Zoom and social media.

Pitt holds first online Admitted Students Day

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor April 1, 2020
With the shift to a world online, OAFA has shifted as well. The office continues to connect with incoming students through programs like online advising and a virtual Admitted Students Day while employees work from home.
Pitt’s Investment Committee approved a new spending policy that increases the amount of University funding directly supporting financial aid.

New Pitt spending policy increases support for financial aid

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief June 25, 2019
At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Monday morning, Pitt’s Investment Committee approved a new spending policy that increases the amount of University funding directly supporting financial aid.
Pitt launched a new effort last Friday called the Pitt Success Pell Match Program.

Opinion | Matching Pell grants isn’t enough

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist February 28, 2019
For students who already received a Pell Grant, it’s a wonderful effort by Pitt to help alleviate some of their costs and worries. But for the students who don’t qualify, the effort leaves them in the dust.
Pitt will accept applications through the Common App for the 2018-19 school year. (Screenshot via The Common App)

Pitt now accepting the Common Application

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor April 19, 2018

Students submitting an application to Pitt in the 2018-19 school year will be the first class that can use the Common Application, according to a statement Pitt released Tuesday. The Common App allows...

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