Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance
2022-2023 Estimated First-Year Costs

Please see the Cost of Attendance (COA) for estimates which can help you build your budget. These figures are updated annually at the end of July. Per federal regulations, the COA includes mandatory education-related expenses experienced by all medical students at our school from the first day of classes to the last day of classes of the given academic year. These include tuition, fees, and allowances for living and other expenses, such as housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses. Total financial aid, including scholarships, grants, federal loans, private loans, etc. cannot exceed your COA.

  PA Resident Non-Resident
Tuition* $61,194 $63,576
Fees* $1,222 $1,222
Medical Insurance Allowance $4,728 $4,728
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000
Rent/Food/Personal/Transportation** $20,745 $20,745
Loan Origination & Insurance Fees $429 $429
Total Estimated Costs $90,318 $92,700

*Tuition and fees are based on the approval of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees, which typically sets them in July for the upcoming year. View the guidelines for determining tuition rates. Total fees for the 2021-22 academic year include $42 disability insurance, $460 student health, $60 activity, $350 computer/network, and $260 safety/transportation.

**Actual living expenses vary according to lifestyle and living arrangements.

Download the 2022-23 COA breakdown for all four years (PDF)

Getting Started

Financing medical school can be a bit overwhelming. Our office is here to assist you in understanding how you can finance your education. Our office encourages you to be organized and timely in applying for financial aid so that we can work together in this task.

Financial Aid Timeline (PDF)

Financial Aid Application Flowchart (PDF)

For purposes of the University’s need-based resources, the student is not viewed as financially independent of parents. Therefore, all students interested in need-based resources are required to provide both parents' information on financial aid applications. Parental information will be used to determine need-based eligibility, regardless of age or change in marital status. The University also requires a student to borrow a minimum amount of Federal Direct loans to be considered for institutional need-based scholarship resources.

The following information is required of incoming students interested in Federal Direct loans and institutional need-based resources for 2022-23:

  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid (School Code: E00516)
  • College Board Supplemental Application (CSS Profile)
  • Signed Student (and Spouse) 2021 Federal Income Tax Return(s) – or Non-Filer Tax Statement (PDF)
  • Student (and Spouse) 2021 W2s
  • Signed Parent(s) 2021 Federal Income Tax Return(s) – or Non-Filer Tax Statement (PDF)
  • Parent(s) 2021 W2s
  • Proof of any untaxed income for student and/or parent if applicable – such as foreign income, Social Security benefits, unemployment compensation, etc.)
  • Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Verification Form (PDF)

Returning students requiring financial aid in subsequent years typically must simply file the FAFSA to renew their aid. Visit SharePoint for detailed instructions.