University of Pittsburgh Financial Aid Options

University scholarships and other forms of student aid are awarded annually to entering students and to qualified upper-class students. In order to learn more about such aid, please see the Financial Aid Home Page.

CS Department Opportunities

Computer Science Resource Center (CRC)

The objective of the Computer Science Resource Center is to provide tutoring services to undergraduates taking computer science courses at Pitt. The CRC is staffed at the beginning of each term. Peer Tutors assist students enrolled in lower-level programming classes. The CRC is for students who need help with CS 0004, CS 0007, CS 0008, CS 0134, CS 0334, CS 0401, CS 0441, CS 0445, CS 0447 and CS 0449. We seek students who enjoy working with and helping others and who have performed well in the CS core courses (CS 0401, CS 0441, CS 0445, CS 0447 and CS 0449).

Work hours are scheduled around your availability.

The CRC is generally open during business hours; however students have requested more evening and weekend hours. “On Call” hours may also be available.

Undergraduate computer science or computer engineering majors who have completed the CS 400 level core courses and are interested in becoming a Peer Tutor may obtain additional information from 6119 Sennott Square.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

The department has started to hire qualified undergraduate students, on a selective basis, to help with its teaching mission. Candidates for these positions are occassionally contacted by a member of the faculty.

The department is now hiring undergraduate teaching assistants to help with CS 0004, CS 0007, CS 0008, and CS 0401. TA positions are listed under Pitt Source, search “Student” under job category.

Undergraduate Researcher

Occasionally, faculty involved with research hire undergraduates to assist them with research projects. The students selected for these projects have typically performed very well in several upper-level classes. Advertisements for these positions are found posted in Sennott Square or are announced in class. Please contact faculty members directly regarding department research opportunties.

Internships/Co-Op Programs

See the following Web pages for more information:

University Honors College

The University Honors College advises undergraduates, seniors, and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international awards. These opportunities both recognize past accomplishments and give students enriching educational experiences beyond the classroom. The UHC provides guidance and support on scholarship, fellowship, and grant competitions.

  • The David C. Frederick Scholarship provides $10,000 in tuition support to three full-time undergraduate students.
  • The University Honors College (UHC) Scholarship Program provides $2,000 in tuition support to approximately forty outstanding undergraduate students each year.
  • National Scholarship Advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. As a first step towards National Scholarship advising, attend a general information session held on Mondays at 12 PM and Tuesdays at 12 PM in the Cathedral of Learning, room 1229. All opportunities require a great deal of preparation, so START EARLY.
  • Honors College Research Opportunties