Pitt State offers its students many opportunities for scholarships & financial assistance.
Pittsburg State University understands that as a student your focus should be on the classroom and not on the paperwork. The professionals in our Office of Student Financial Assistance are here to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices about financial aid.
Nearly 80 percent of Pitt State students receive some sort of financial aid, including:
In many cases, our student financial assistance professionals can help you create a combination of these options into a personal package that fits your individual needs. The amount of assistance you receive is based on your family’s expected contribution to your educational costs.
Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Many incoming freshmen and transfer students who apply to Pittsburg State University are eligible for automatic scholarships based on academic performance. Academic Achievement Awards are awarded to high school students (Incoming Freshmen) who score at least a 22 on the ACT and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. High school class valedictorians (students ranked #1 in high school class) are also eligible for an automatic scholarship.
Transfer students may be eligible to receive an automatic scholarship if they have a minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA and 24 transferable hours or a minimum 3.25 cumulative college GPA and 48 transferable hours earned after high school graduation. Awards range from $750 to $1,500 for the first year and are non-renewable.
Note: Applications received after February 1 will be considered only if funds remain available.
There are three important dates for every student to remember:
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Scholarship requirements vary widely, but generally, you will need a minimum 22 ACT score and a 3.2 GPA.
Q: How do I apply for scholarships?
A: There are many different scholarships available for students at Pitt State.
Q: Is there a deadline for scholarship applications?
A: Yes. The deadline for all general scholarships at Pitt State is February 1.
Q: How will I be notified?
A: Scholarship recipients will receive an award letter after April 1.
Q: Are family finances considered?
A: Most scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Some scholarships include financial need as a requirement.
Q: Are scholarship awards renewable?
A: It depends upon the scholarship. You should apply for scholarships each year to ensure that you receive the maximum award for which you are eligible.
Q: Do I have to apply for scholarships every year even if I am a current Pitt State student?
A: Yes, to be considered for scholarships you must apply or re-apply for general scholarships every year. Departmental scholarships may require a separate application. Please contact the respective department chair for application procedures.
Q: Can I update my scholarship application?
A: Yes. Access the scholarship application, login to GUS, and make the necessary changes. Updates should be done by February 1.
Q: How do I apply?
A: As soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (PSU’s Federal School Code is 001926.) Within 3-5 days, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will receive your application electronically and will contact you if additional information or documentation is needed. Be sure to watch your e-mail for information.
Q: Is there a deadline?
A: Yes. The priority deadline is March 1.
Q: How will I be notified?
A: Once your application is processed, you will be notified via e-mail and provided instructions on how to accept your awards online. Make sure to check your e-mail often, in case we need additional information from you.