Financial Aid for Shadyside Nursing School Students

Paying for Shadyside Nursing School

At Shadyside, we provide quality nurse training at an affordable price. See our full time and part time​ tuition and fee breakdown (PDFs).

However, we strongly urge all Shadyside nursing students to apply for financial aid.

We have financial aid counselors who can help you build an aid package that will best fit your situation

» Call 412-623-2353 to talk with a  Shadyside School of Nursing financial aid counselor.

First Step: Apply for Financial Aid

The first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available at

Be sure to add the Shadyside Nursing School code: 006577.​

The FAFSA helps decide your financial need based on factors such as:

  • Income
  • Assets
  • Debts
  • Family size
  • Number of family members in college

Without a completed FAFSA, you won't be eligible for federal financial aid like federal loans and Pell Grants.

What types of aid does the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing accept?

We accept many sources of aid from students enrolled at Shadyside School of Nursing, including:

Additional Financial Aid for Shadyside Nursing Students

The Ernest and Dirce and Jane Pesci Scholarship

Jane Pesci — a 1939 graduate of the Shadyside School of Nursing — spent her life dedicated to the nursing profession. Her endowment is the largest gift in the history of the school and provides one or two full scholarships per year for students who demonstrate genuine financial need and a hard-working, appreciative character.

Please contact us at 412-623-2353 for financial aid help and more about Shadyside School of Nursing.

Orland Pullen
Financial Aid Administrator
P: (412) 623-2353
F: (412) 623-7137

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