Grants and Scholarships
Academic Achievement Awards
PTC Need-based Grants
You may be eligible for need-based aid if you have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need. A PTC Need-Based Grant is awarded to incoming students who demonstrate financial need as determined by a verified FAFSA application.
Requirements & Qualifications
- You must have an application and FAFSA submitted for the current academic year.
- Students who participate in Employee Tuition Remission, Child Benefit, and Tuition Exchange programs are not eligible for PTC Need Grants.
- Outside scholarships or third-party awards will not reduce the PTC Need Grant. However, outside scholarships in conjunction with all other aid cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance as established by the College.
- Students must remain in good academic standing to renew the PTC Need-Based Grant each year.
- Once the FAFSA is completed, incoming students are automatically considered for the grant.
Institutional Matching and Grant Awards
Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program
PTC will award a Yellow Ribbon grant to all eligible veterans currently receiving Chapter 33 benefits that exceed the maximum base year amount of $26,042.81 established by the VA.
If a veteran has used all of their benefits (36 months), they are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon grant.
Supported by the National Science Foundation Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program, each academic year PTC will award eight scholarships of up to $10,000 to incoming Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems: Software Development, Information Technology, and Robotics and Autonomous Engineering Technology students.
The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
PTC awards financial assistance up to $2,500 per academic year in partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship. The student must be eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, and must live in PTC student housing. The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship, meaning The Promise pays for eligible expenses after all other grants and scholarships, such as Pell, PHEAA, FSEOG, and institutional grants have been deducted. Graduates of Pittsburgh public or charter high schools are eligible. For details and to talk with an Admissions Coordinator, contact Renee Thomas at 412.809.5142 or Thomas.Renee@PTCollege.edu.
Lou Holtz Matching Scholarship
Up to four students who applied and are awarded a Lou Holtz scholarship will have that award matched by PTC up to $10,000 for their program. Students should apply to the Lou Holtz Scholarship Foundation for consideration.
Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program
Eligible PA residents, who are or have been in foster care after the age of 16, will receive a waiver of college tuition and mandatory fees. This waiver will provide eligible young adults the opportunity to continue their education and graduate college with much less debt.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Start your financial aid steps today to qualify for grants and scholarships.