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Applying for Financial Aid

You May Qualify for More than You Think

The amount and type of aid isn't always based solely on financial need. Once you apply for aid, you may be surprised by the amount of aid you receive. As you proceed:

  • Don't assume you are not eligible.
  • Look at all your options.
  • Investing a little time now could really pay off.

For an idea of what financial aid you could receive, try our net price calculators for freshmen and transfer students.

Applying for financial aid, step-by-step

A female undergraduate student focuses on a computer screen at Point Park University.The world of financial aid can too often seem complicated and confusing. But we're here to help simplify the process, step by step, so you can maximize your financial aid options and make possible this unique, one-of-a-kind education at Point Park.

Step #1: Apply for admission to Point Park

Step #2: Understand the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step #3: Complete the FAFSA online with school code 003357

Step #4: Review financial aid options

The Final Steps

What is a Priority Deadline: Our financial aid professionals want to make Point Park University's quality education a reality for you. By meeting the priority deadlines below, you will be considered for all available financial aid including institutional and federal funds that may be limited. In addition, we ensure adequate processing time to receive funds for the start of the school year. If you miss the financial aid priority deadline for the semester you are planning on attending, you will be responsible for payment of your charges while your financial aid is still being processed.

Deadlines: Point Park’s priority deadline date to complete the FAFSA for new students is March 15. Returning students have a priority deadline of March 31. You can complete it later, but we encourage students to meet this deadline to take advantage of all available funding programs.

Word from Point Park: After we receive the results of your FAFSA, a Point Park financial aid counselor will send you an award letter indicating the types and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive.

Any Questions?

If you have questions, please let us know. Our financial aid professionals are here to help you in any way. Call our Office of Financial Aid at 412-392-3930, email us at financialaid@pointpark.edu or stop by and visit us in person. Let us show you just
how affordable a real-world Point Park education can be.