How to Apply for Financial Aid

Paying for School Is Possible

If you’re excited to get started on your career in healthcare and have questions on ways you can pay for it, we can help! Applying for financial aid* is the first step to paying for school.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid department at Pittsburgh Career Institute at 412-281-2600.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

Students who would like to apply for federal aid (and state aid, if applicable) must apply for an FSA ID and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) each year.

To be able to complete your FAFSA® application you’ll need:

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  • Your FSA ID
  • Your social security number
  • Your parents’ social security numbers if you are still a dependent
  • A drivers license
  • An alien registration number if you are from outside of the United States
  • Federal tax information for you, your spouse if you are married, and your parents if you are a dependent
  • Records of untaxed income
  • Information on cash, bank account balances, investments for you and your parents if you are a dependent

The FAFSA® is processed through the Department of Education and all information is confidential. Students may have to request estimates prior to enrollment but must be accepted before financial aid is packaged and processed.

Types of Financial Aid

Your FAFSA® will help determine what types of financial aid you may be qualified to receive from the government. These types of options include:


Federal and state grants are given to certain individuals to help pay for schooling and are typically not asked to be repaid. There are several different federal grants available to apply for:

Most grants are awarded to students with financial need.

Student Loans

Student loans are another viable option for those seeking out different ways to pay for school. There are several different forms of student loans, but as with most loans, you’ll be asked to pay back the money you borrowed with some interest.

There are several federal loan options:

Aid for Military Families

The federal government offers financial aid to veterans, future military personnel, active-duty personnel, or those related to those who have served.

There are many other options out there for you as well! Talk to our financial aid department to get information on other resources available to you.




FAFSA application

The United States Department of Education and Pittsburgh Career Institute reserve the right to select your FAFSA® for a review process known as verification. If your application is selected, you are required to submit select information such as your IRS tax transcript and, if dependent, the parents’ IRS tax transcript and documentation of untaxed income and benefits. You must also complete a federal Verification Worksheet to the Financial Aid Department at the campus.

If a student is selected, Pittsburgh Career Institute is required to complete the verification process prior to certifying student loans and disbursing those funds to the student’s account. Failure to complete the verification process within fourteen days of the initial request may result in the cancellation of aid and the termination of enrollment. If corrections are necessary on the student’s FAFSA®, they will be made electronically after the verification process has been completed.

The student will receive an updated SAR and if any further action is needed the Financial Aid Department will notify the student.

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If you’re ready to start your career in one of our programs, you can get started applying today! Either fill out our form or give us a call and we can talk more about:

Get started and invest in your education today!