Information describing Direct, PLUS, and Alternative or Private loan programs, as well as information about the application process for each program, is available through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Perkins, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions loans are need-based loans awarded by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as part of eligible students' financial aid packages. If you have been awarded one of these loans, it will be listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter.
If your Financial Aid includes a Direct Loan and you want to reduce the amount of your loan or decline it completely, contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to request the reduction.
Emergency Loan Processing
Various types of Emergency Loans are available from several University sources. You must apply for an Emergency Loan in person in the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), 119 William Pitt Union. The lender determines eligibility for emergency funding. These loans are then processed by the Student Payment Center. There may be a waiting period of up to three working days before the funds are released.
Student Payment Center
University of Pittsburgh
G-7 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
8:30 to 4:45 M - Th
9:00 to 4:45 F