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Financial Aid: Example Packages

We’re Committed to Making a Point Park Education Affordable

At Point Park, we make every effort to provide grants, scholarships and financial aid options to every student who needs them:

  • 99% of our incoming freshmen receive financial aid.
  • We awarded $81 million in financial aid last year.
  • We will not reduce your institutional grants if you receive outside scholarships.

We will work with you to develop a plan that is best for you and your family.  Many options are available, such as a payment plan, the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students and/or a private education loan. 

Click on the examples of financial aid packages below to get an idea of the types of financial aid that may be available to you. The following examples are based on awarding policies for the 2014-15 academic year.

Have a change in your income or family situation?

Let us know and we will review your eligibility for financial aid to ensure you are receiving as much aid as possible.

Have specific questions? 

Telephone us at (412) 392-3930.



Example Three

  • Family Size:  4 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $110,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.0
  • SAT:  1000


Example Four

  • Family Size:  4 people/2 people in college
  • Parent Income:  $100,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.6
  • SAT:  1790

Example One

  • Family Size:  3 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $35,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.72
  • SAT:  1910

Example Two

  • Family Size:  5 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $70,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.1
  • SAT:  1460


Financial Aid Example One

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

  • Family Size:  3 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $35,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.72
  • SAT:  1910

Based on the criteria above, this is an example of what a financial aid package could include:*

Federal Pell Grant

$5,645

Pennsylvania State Grant Estimate

$4,100

Point Park Presidential Scholarship

$15,000

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$3,500

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$2,000

Federal SEOG

$1,000

Federal Perkins Loan $1,000
Total Awards $32,245

Estimated Family Contribution from FAFSA: $0.

Student is also eligible for Federal Work-Study.

*This is only an example and is no guarantee of the financial aid you would receive.


Financial Aid Example Two

Conservatory of Performing Arts

  • Family Size:  5 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $70,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.1
  • SAT:  1460

Based on the criteria above, this is an example of what a financial aid package could include*

Pennsylvania State Grant Estimate

$4,100

Point Park Artistic Achievement Award

$10,000

Theater Apprenticeship $4,000

Outside Scholarship

$1,000

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$3,500

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$2,000

Total Awards

$24,600

Estimated Family Contribution from FAFSA: $10,890.

Student is also eligible for Federal Work-Study.

*This is only an example and is no guarantee of the financial aid you would receive.


Financial Aid Example Three

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

  • Family Size:  4 people/1 person in college
  • Parent Income:  $110,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.0
  • SAT:  1000

Based on the criteria above, this is an example of what a financial aid package could include*

Point Park Opportunity Grant 

$9,000

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$3,500

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$2,000

Total Awards

$14,500

Estimated Family Contribution from FAFSA: $20,358.

Student may also be eligible for a minimum of $1,000 in need-based grants.

Student is also eligible for Federal Work-Study.

*This is only an example and is no guarantee of the financial aid you would receive.


Financial Aid Example Four

Conservatory of Performing Arts

  • Family Size:  4 people/2 people in college
  • Parent Income:  $100,000
  • Grade Point Average:  3.6
  • SAT:  1790

Based on the criteria above, this is an example of what a financial aid package could include*

Dean’s Academic Scholarship

$5,000

Point Park Artistic Achievement Award

$9,000

Outside Scholarship $1,000

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$3,500

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$2,000

Total Awards

$20,500

Estimated Family Contribution from FAFSA: $12,890.

Student may also be eligible for a minimum of $1,000 in need-based grants.

Student is also eligible for Federal Work-Study.

*This is only an example and is no guarantee of the financial aid you would receive.