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.
Note: Applications received after February 1 will be considered only if funds remain available.
There are many scholarship opportunities for current students. Current students must apply or re-apply for Scholarship every year to be considered. Apply for scholarships by February 1.
Additionally, there may be scholarship opportunities available through the college departments and/or scholarships awarded by the industry. Please contact your adviser or a department of your majors for more information.
Pitt State Campus-wide general scholarships
Deadline to apply for entering freshman is January 15th prior to the fall semester in which the student will enter Pittsburg State.
To apply, a student must first meet the following:1. Must be a new incoming freshman2. ACT composite score of 28 or higher OR SAT composite score of 1310 or higher; AND3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
The Pre-college Curriculum as established by the Kansas Board of Regents includes:
Visit Honors College web page
Students of diversity may be eligible for a $1,000 renewable scholarship. Diversity status will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For freshmen: 19 ACT and 3.4 GPA or 20 ACT and 3.3 GPA or 21 or above ACT and 3.2 GPA
For transfer students: 3.5 college GPA
Nursing Scholarship Program is available to incoming and current nursing students
General Scholarship Search Engines
Minority Student Resources
Military Scholarship Resources
Disabled Student Resources
International Student Resources
Other Scholarship Resources
Privately funded scholarships from outside companies.
See the list of non-institutional scholarships
Visit Career Services web page
More information about students loans
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.
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.