Financial Aid

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing has adopted the following:

  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does not participate in any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does not permit any officer, employee, or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any gifts of greater than a nominal value from any lender, guarantor, or servicer.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including a stock purchase option) from a lender or affiliate of a lender as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does not permit any officer, employee, or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any thing of value from a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders and/or guarantors in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission or other group established by such a lender, guarantor group of lenders and/or guarantors. UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does allow for the reasonable reimbursement of expenses associated with participation in such boards, commissions or groups by lenders, guarantors, or groups of lenders and/or guarantors.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing does not assign a lender to any first-time borrower through financial aid packaging or any other means.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing recognizes that a borrower has the right to choose any lender from which to borrow to finance his/her education. UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing will not refuse to certify or otherwise deny or delay certification of a loan based on the borrower's selection of a lender and/or guarantor.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing will not request or accept any offer of funds to be used for private education loans to students from any lender in exchange for providing the lender with a specified number or volume of Title IV loans, or a preferred lender arrangement for Title IV loans. 
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing will not request or accept any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing.

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2009-2010 academic year. For additional financial aid information, please contact the school's financial aid officer.

Financial Aid Available

The UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing participates in grant and loan programs in accordance with rules, regulations, and financial aid policies as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education (Federal) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (State). All grants and loans, as a result, are based primarily on financial need.

Financial need is defined as the difference between the amount of money a student (and parents or spouse) can provide for the education program and the actual expense of the education. Every student and his or her family are required to contribute the amount of financial support toward the student’s education that they reasonably can.

The grant and loan programs in which the School of Nursing participates are:

  • PELL Grant Program (formerly BEOG) - Federal Grant
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) - State Grant
  • Federal Student Loan Program
  • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal PLUS Loan
  • Veteran’s administration benefits
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance
  • Private grants and loans

Students may apply for grants/loans through the Financial Aid Office at the School of Nursing. Deadlines for filing applications are posted on the Financial Affairs Bulletin Board.

In order to be considered for Federal Grants (PELL), State Grants (PHEAA), and Federal Student Loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications are available through the School of Nursing's Financial Aid Office or online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Application deadlines:

Please contact the school's financial aid officer for deadlines.

Financial Aid Links

Financial Responsibilities

Tuition and charges

  • Each student is mailed a copy of the Tuition Payment Schedule, which identifies the tuition charges and the date payment is due for each term.
  • Tuition Payments:
    Payments are to be made by check or money order payable to UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. In the lower left corner, note the student's name if different from the payee, the term the check is for, and the student's class.
  • Tuition is due on or before the first day of each term.
  • Payments are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, 5230 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
  • Course Audit:
    Students who receive advanced standing for a course but wish to audit a course must pay $100 per course audit. This amount is added to any tuition due for the term.
  • Students who fail to pay tuition charges when due may not enroll the next term. Grades for the unpaid term will be withheld.
  • Students who fail to meet financial responsibilities will be subject to termination.
  • All financial responsibilities must be met in order for a student to qualify for graduation.
  • A money order will be required as payment for the last term of the program if payment is not received by the date due.
  • A fee of $10 will be added for checks returned due to insufficient funds. Students whose checks are returned will be required to make all payments thereafter via money orders.
  • Payments may not be made in cash.
  • Textbooks and uniforms are purchased by the student.
  • Grant monies are not awarded for repeated courses or terms.

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