Graduate Student Resources

Financial Aid

The University of Pittsburgh admits students with academic and personal promise without regard to ability to pay. Working together with your family, we will find a way to make a Pitt education a reality for you. Staff from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will assist students and families with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid. Please visit the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Health Evaluations and Required Documents for clinical

As per the School of Nursing Policy 370, to be eligible for registration, all students admitted with full, provisional status and attending full or part-time must have an Initial Health Evaluation form completed and uploaded to EXXAT in the first term, and thereafter completing an Annual TB Screening Form until completion of the program. Students are to meet health requirements prior to enrollment and clinical activities. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for required Health Evaluation and for submitting the forms on time. Subsequently, students are responsible for meeting any additional health requirements of individual clinical agencies. When a student is readmitted after inactive status, a new Health Evaluation must be performed.

In addition, following the Policy 369, students are required to complete the following and upload to EXXAT:

  • RN license, if graduate student
  • Completed ACTS 33, 34 and 73 clearances
  • Initial Health Form plus the Annual Health Form until completion of the program.
  • Documentation of annual influenza vaccination or completion of exemption request form
  • Verification of health insurance.
  • CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support

For more information on the clinical requirement, please refer to Policy 369.


There are many opportunities for graduate students to apply for scholarships. Read More.


Student Health Insurance Medical Hardship Assistance Fund

Benefits and Enrollment

  • Coverage effective 9/1 – 8/31
  • Enrollment will begin on July 1 through September 15.  After September 15, changes will only be permitted if the student experiences a qualified status change (e.g., marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.), until the next open enrollment period.
  • A student health insurance newsletter will be mailed to the student’s home address in July. Information regarding plan details and rates are also available to students when they login to the EBenefits system.
  • Enrollment and monthly payment of insurances is done online through
  • All questions pertaining to enrollment, benefit options, coverage details, payment options, problems receiving cards, difficulties navigating the system, etc., should be directed to UPMC Health Plan member services at 1-888-499-6885 (option 1, then option 3).
  • Student Health Insurance - Enrollment for Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage


All students are governed by School of Nursing Policies. Therefore, it is essential that students regularly review them. Questions about policies should be directed to the Student Affairs & Alumni Relations Office or the appropriate faculty advisor. Graduate students should also abide by Graduate Academic Regulations and Student Responsibilities




For other questions, please contact Student Affairs at or call 412-624-4587.