The four basic types of financial aid are listed below. Students receiving financial aid may be awarded a combination, or package, of these four types, based on eligibility.
Grants are gift funds, generally based on financial need.
Pittsburg State University offers a wide range of scholarships to assist students with paying for tuition, books, and other needs.
Loans are borrowed funds which must be repaid once you are no longer a student or drop below half-time (6 hours) status.
Work-study funds are earned by students by working part-time (average of 10-20 hours/week) for eligible employers. Students may earn wages up to the amount of their work-study award. As funds are earned, they are paid to the student employee bi-weekly.
Although each aid program has certain specific requirements, there are basic eligibility conditions all students must meet to be eligible to receive financial aid. These include:
For more information about eligibility to receive federal aid, also see The U.S. Department of Education's Student Guide.
Undergraduate students who have already received a bachelor's degree will only be eligible for certain aid programs, such as loans, TEACH, and Work-Study while pursuing additional bachelor's degree(s). This includes students in dual degree programs who have already met the requirements for one of their degrees and are continuing their education toward the additional degree. Financial aid is limited to two undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees.
Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more specific information that is required for this situation.
Students who are enrolled at more than one college or university at the same time may receive financial aid from only one of the institutions, not both. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information.
While the Office of Student Financial Assistance does not have sufficient funds to meet the full demonstrated need of out-of-state students directly, those students who are eligible for scholarships from Pittsburg State University or private sources can often cover their costs through these combined resources. Another option often utilized by out-of-state families is the Federal PLUS Loan available to the parents of dependent undergraduate students.
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