If you are an incoming student and live in one of 24 New York counties, including Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua, you can pay in-state tuition to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which will save you thousands and thousands of dollars.
Pitt-Bradford has an award for qualifying students who live in 24 counties called the Go Beyond NYS Award, which decreases the cost of tuition from the current out-of-state rate of $24,184 per year to the current Pennsylvania in-state rate of $12,940.
How Can You Qualify for the New Award?
You have to live in one of those 24 counties and be a new, full-time student, either a new freshman or a transfer. You also qualify for the award if you’ve already earned a degree — either at Pitt-Bradford or another college or university — but are enrolling at Pitt-Bradford to earn a second one.
You can keep the award for up to four years of full-time study — eight fall and spring terms only — as long as you maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 at the end of each spring term.
“This is a great opportunity for students residing in those New York counties,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, Pitt-Bradford’s president. “We’ve strived to make our high-quality college education affordable and accessible for all students who seek to ‘go beyond’. This award will make attending Pitt-Bradford even more affordable for those students who are looking for an emphasis on teaching quality, the support of one of the nation’s top research universities, and an exceptionally friendly, safe and welcoming campus environment.”
Pitt-Bradford, a Pennsylvania state-related university, is located in Bradford, just six miles from the New York state border. Since the campus is part of the University of Pittsburgh, students who attend Pitt-Bradford earn the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh degree and have access to the University’s vast research resources, including access to the libraries on all five Pitt campuses and expansive study-abroad opportunities.
As a Pitt-Bradford student, you will not only have access to the benefits of the University of Pittsburgh but you can also take advantage of all Pitt-Bradford has to offer: small classes taught by professors (not graduate assistants); opportunities to conduct research with your professors; internship opportunities in every major; access to many forms of financial aid, including grants, loans, work study or scholarships; and the chance to live and learn on a safe, beautiful 319-acre campus.
Officials at Pitt-Bradford created the Go Beyond NYS Award because they recognize that many students who live in nearby New York counties may not consider Pitt-Bradford due to out-of-state tuition costs. The award was first available for students living in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Sixty-seven students from those counties took advantage of the award and enrolled at Pitt-Bradford this fall. Based on last year’s success, university officials decided this year to make the award available to students living in Erie County.
Many students are taking advantage of the new award, including Austin, Luke and Ryan Waltenbaugh, triplets from Orchard Park, N.Y.
“For my family to send three of their sons to college at the same time is no small feat,” said Austin Waltenbaugh, a computer information systems and technology major. “My parents were very happy to find out that my brothers and I were able to pay in-state tuition even though we lived in New York.”
Joe Crawford, a hospitality management major from Wellsville, N.Y., is also taking advantage of the in-state tuition.
“The Go Beyond NYS Award has allowed me to get an amazing education for a low price.”
For more information on the award, contact Pitt-Bradford’s Office of Admissions at 800-877-1787. Additional details, including associated terms and conditions, may also be found at upb.pitt.edu/ny.