Financial Wellness & GradReady Requirement

Financial Wellness

At Pitt, we want our students to make informed financial decisions before, during, and after college. We want to help you establish good money habits and give you the skills you need to thrive wherever life takes you. We also want to reduce student debt as much as possible and encourage healthy strategies to spend wisely and to pay off debt.

 

GradReady Requirement

The University of Pittsburgh requires all new first-year students to complete a financial wellness course called GradReady. The GradReady program will walk you through all of the smart steps you need to take in order to pay for college, manage your money, and repay any student loans you choose to take. New students must complete the steps below by Friday, August 30, 2019.

 

  1. Visit Pitt’s GradReady Site
  2. Create a GradReady account using your Pitt email Account
  3. Confirm and Activate your GradReady account
  4. Complete Path 1 – Paying for College (Required)
    1. Take Pre-Course Assessment
    2. Watch all videos and complete all five quizzes in Path 1
  5. Complete Path 2 – Money Management (Required)
    1. Take Pre-Course Assessment
    2. Watch all videos and complete all five quizzes in Path 2
  6. Optional GradReady Features
    1. The Financing Plan, Debt-O-Meter, and Budget are all tools within GradReady that will add to your financial knowledge and skills
    2. Visit the Helpful Resources & Frequently Asked Questions line on each video
    3. Checkout Path 3 – Real World Finances