Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The school participates in programs that offer:

  • Pell grants
  • PHEAA grants
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Veterans Administration (VA) and OVR funds
  • Other state and federal programs

UPMC Tuition Loan Forgiveness Program (As of 6/2011)

UPMC St. Margaret, a part of the UPMC Health System, is pleased to offer a Loan Forgiveness Program to its eligible nursing students. Students will be able to borrow funds to cover a portion of their tuition and fees for the Nursing Program by signing a promisory note committing to two (2) years, full time employment as a graduate/registered nurse at UPMC St. Margaret or elsewhere in the UPMC Health System.

Students in the Registered Nursing Program are eligible to participate after successful completion of the first academic year of the nursing program. Tuition Loan Forgiveness Program will cover the cost of tuition and fees, less the graduation fee, for the second academic year.  

Students who fail a course or withdraw from the program forfeit their Tuition Loan Forgiveness support.

Terms of Agreement

Recipients of the UPMC St. Margaret Tuition Loan Forgiveness Program must sign a promisory note agreeing to accept employment within the UPMC Health System upon graduation and if an available position is offered, fufilling a minimum two-year, full time, employment obligation for the support received. Recipients understand that this is not a promise of employment by UPMC, but if a position is offered to them, they are obligated to accept that position to the best of their ability to do so for the time period as designated above.

Costs and Financial Aid

The school participates in programs that offer Pell Grants, PHEAA Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and Parent Loans. Other areas of assistance include:

  • UPMC Tuition Loan Forgiveness
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Career Track and Workforce Investment Act
  • Other state and federal programs


Scholarships are available from various sources. All students are made aware of scholarship sources as they become available to the Financial Aid Administrator.

Contact Us

UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing
Blawnox Campus
221 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15238


UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing
McKeesport Campus
1500 Fifth Avenue
4 Kelly Building
McKeesport, PA 15132

412-664-2860, option 2

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