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Pitt recognizes inaugural Panthers “Forward” class

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks with students at the event commemorating the first class of Panthers Forward — 150 seniors who will receive $5,000 in direct federal student loan relief.

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

December 10, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh recognized the inaugural class of Panthers Forward, a program which seeks to relieve student debt, on Friday.

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

The Panthers Forward program aims to utilize donations from the University’s alumni network to finance current students’ tuition. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

While there’s little Pitt can do to procure more funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University wants to help students deal with their debt. Pitt announced the creation of Panthers Forward yesterday, a new debt easement program that aims to to help fund current students’ education by utilizing the University’s alumni network.

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