Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business // Financial Information and Resources

Deposits and Bills

Deposits

All full-time Katz students are required to pay a deposit. Professional MBA students and students enrolled in a micro-credential program are not required to pay a deposit.

​​1. To pay your deposit online, please visit psmobile.pitt.edu.​ Click on Admissions, and you will be directed to accept your admissions offer and you will see directions to pay the deposit online. Please note that you will need your Pitt login information to access this site. Your login information is sent to you via e-mail from the University after you apply.

2. To pay via credit card, please fill out the form below and return to Erin Vuono, Associate Director of Admissions

  • Credit Card Deposit

3. To pay via check, please write out a check, drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the University of Pittsburgh. Mail the check to:

Master’s Admissions
301 Mervis Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
USA​

Bills

Bills will be generated once you are registered for fall classes. PLEASE NOTE: Our Student Services Office will register you for classes during orientation. You do not need to register yourself over the summer. Your first bill will be due on September 17. You will be billed once per semester. You can pay off the bill each time, or sign up for a payment plan (see below). 

Contacts

Student Payment Center (direct deposit instructions, tuition due dates, payment plan administration, and more)
G7 Thackeray Hall
Phone: 412-624-7520

Tuition Eligibility Office (state residency requirements)
G12 Thackeray Hall
412-624-7610

University Office of Transcripts and Certifications (enrollment verification for undergraduate loan-deferment forms)
G3 Thackeray Hall
Phone: 412-624-7635

Students are also encouraged to utilize the services of the University Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, whose counselors service both graduate and undergraduate students.
E-mail: finaid@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-7488 (once connected, press #2, then #2)

Loans

Loans for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Federal Stafford Loan and Grad PLUS Loan

The Federal Stafford Loan is the most common way that students secure aid for a graduate degree. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive up to $20,500 per year in a direct unsubsidized loan. Students must be registered for at least 4.5 credits to be eligible for a Stafford loan. For additional funds, you may apply for a Grad PLUS loan. The University of Pittsburgh Financial Aid Office provides further resources and instructions. Here are the steps to take to apply for federal financial aid (Stafford and Grad PLUS loans): 1. 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -Note: Students starting in May 2021 will fill out the 2020-2021 FAFSA. 2. Master’s Promissory Note 3. Loan Entrance Interview 4. Social Security Number Verification The Katz Admissions Office no longer collects social security numbers in applications. All federally backed loans, however, require a social security number for verification. You must work directly with the Registrar’s office to provide a copy of your social security card before your loan may be processed. To add your Social Security number, you must include a copy (do not send original) of your Social Security card to verify the number. Send or fax to: Office of the University Registrar University of Pittsburgh G-1 Thackeray Hall Pittsburgh, PA  15260 Fax: 412-624-4303 rs100011@mail.pitt.edu

Private Loans

If you have utilized the above options and still need funds, you may apply for a private loan. Different lenders have different requirements and terms, so be sure to do some research before applying. Some lenders students have used in the past include Chase, Citibank, PNC Bank, and Sallie Mae. For more information, visit Pitt’s Private Education Loan Programs page.

Loans for International Students

International students may apply for private loans. Different lenders have different requirements and terms, so be sure to do some research before applying. As an international student, you will need a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-sign the loan. Some lenders that students have used include: Chase MPOWER Financing PNC Bank Prodigy Finance Sallie Mae To ease the certification process, if you are an international student and plan to apply for a private loan, please notify Erin Vuono in the Admissions Office.

Scholarships, Grants, and Reimbursements

Katz and Pitt Fellowships and Scholarships

Berg Center Fellowships

​​BNY Mellon Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowships

​Pitt Alumni Association Scholarships

Woodcock Leadership Fellows

Pennsylvania Native or Pittsburgh Resident Scholarships

Central Sc​holarship and Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Search

General Graduate School Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

American Association of University (AAUW) Fellowships and Grants
International students eligible?: NO
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for women graduate students. AAUW provides funding for several hundred fellowships and grants ​to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Fellowships and Grants
International students eligible?: YES
Provides small research grants and training for graduate students who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF.

American-Scandinavian Foundation: Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
Only Americans and Scandinavians eligible.
A program for study and research abroad that awards fellowships and grants to graduate students in study or research projects with a Scandinavian focus.

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarships
International students eligible?: YES
Partners with colleges and schools to offer scholarship to BGS lifetime members.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships and Fellowships
International students eligible?: YES
Offers scholarships, research grants, and fellowships to graduate-level students and doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences who would like to conduct research in Germany.

Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowships
International students eligible?: YES
Awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees and conducting research in transportation-related disciplines.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (Applications must be submitted to Katz Admissions Office by February 1)
International students eligible?: YES
Provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Hilti Fellowship
International students eligible?: YES
A program that offers a combination of practical training at Hilti and academic study at the University of Liechtenstein.

Fulbright Scholar Program
International students eligible?: YES

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
International students eligible?: NO
Provides funding to graduate-level students conducting individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity for exceptional independent research as well as a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.​

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship
International students eligible?: YES
Open to students currently working towards an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD,  MD, or LLM and is usually undertaken during the second or penultimate year of study.​​

Henry Luce Foundation Programs
International students eligible?: YES
A nationally competitive fellowship program intended to provide funding opportunities to graduate-level students who wish to glean a better understanding of Asia.

HR Symposium Lynne Boone Memorial Scholarship Program
International students eligible?: YES
Awards graduate students enrolled in human resources and organizational development degree programs as well as HR professionals enrolled in MBA programs with the objective of advancing in the HR field.

IREX: Projects of Funding and Fellowships
International students eligible?: YES
Offers opportunities for fellowships, international exchanges, grants, mentorship, and more.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation: Scholarships
Only Korean-Americans are eligible.
Awards scholarships to Korean-American graduate students. The criteria for eligibility is broad, as the KASF seeks to “assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.”​

Kosciuszko Foundation: Tuition Scholarship Program for Americans
International students eligible?: NO
Provides funding opportunities to American students of Polish descent for graduate studies in any field at colleges and universities in the United States.

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust: Fellowships
International students eligible?: YES
Offers fellowships to students conducting either graduate studies and or post-doctoral work.

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program
International students eligible?: NO
Annually awards scholarships to outstanding graduate students who are either Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement or students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field.

National Science Foundation (NSF): Graduate Research Fellowship Program
International students eligible?: NO
Provides either direct or indirect funding for graduate students at various levels and from different disciplines in the physical sciences.

National Science Foundation (NSF): Special Programs for Graduate Students
International students eligible?: YES
Provides either direct or indirect funding for graduate students at various levels and from different disciplines in the physical sciences.

Open Society Foundations: Programs
International students eligible?: YES
A repository of several different funding opportunities (grants, scholarships, and fellowships) available to graduate students.

Organization of American States: OAS Academic Scholarship Program
International students eligible?: YES
Awards scholarships every year to support the pursuit of master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate research leading to a university degree. Scholarships are available only to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States and Suriname.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
International students eligible?: NO
Support the graduate educations of 30 New Americans (permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents) each year.

Phi Beta Kappa Society: Awards and Fellowships
International students eligible?: YES
Offers several funding opportunities in the form of awards and fellowships to scholars in the arts and sciences.

Presidential Management Fellows Program
International students eligible?: NO
Awarded to graduate students who are looking to grow professionally through service to the country.

Rachel Carson Center Fellowship
International students eligible?: YES
Awards fellowships to post-doctoral scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines

Smithsonian Institute: Fellowship Program
International students eligible?: YES
Offers a variety of fellowship opportunities to graduate students, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars.

Diversity Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): Graduate Fellowships​

National Black MBA Association

​Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Scholarship

Point Foundation Scholarship

Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellowship​

​Scholarships for Women MBAs

Scholarship Searching Tools

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Fastweb

Gograd

IEFA

Student Employment

Many students elect to work part-time to help pay for their education. To find on-campus student jobs, check out Pitt’s employment portal.

Please note that International Students are eligible to apply for off-campus jobs once they have completed two academic terms. Students are eligible to apply for on-campus jobs at any time.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

I chose Katz because of the world-class faculty and students: the professors here are well-versed in their fields, passionate about teaching, and want to see their students succeed academically and professionally; the students are dedicated to excellence and form an excellent professional network. 

Tyler Wilson

MBA '19

I chose Katz for the course offerings. I knew I could build on my strengths through the strong core curriculum with specific classes that would help me learn invaluable tactics and strategies for my career. The international community at Katz is eye-opening. Learning from individuals who come from all over the world is a valuable experience in and of itself.

Robert Innis

MBA '18