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

Pitt Pathfinder and junior psychology and urban studies major De’Jovia Davis.

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.  

Financial aid office helping students impacted by coronavirus

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.

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 holds first online Admitted Students Day

Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is still operating and interacting with prospective students via Zoom and social media.

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.

New Pitt spending policy increases support for financial aid

Pitt’s Investment Committee approved a new spending policy that increases the amount of University funding directly supporting 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.

Opinion | Matching Pell grants isn’t enough

Pitt launched a new effort last Friday called the Pitt Success Pell Match Program.

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 now accepting the Common Application

Pitt will accept applications through the Common App for the 2018-19 school year. (Screenshot via The Common App)

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 prospective students to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously using one applica...

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