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Pittsburgh Promise

The CCAC Pittsburgh Promise Initiative and CCAC Extension Program provide a supportive learning environment where students make the most of their Pittsburgh Promise funding to achieve their goals. Pittsburgh Promise students are assigned to work with the Pittsburgh Promise Coach. CCAC Extension students are assigned to work with the CCAC Extension Coach. Coaches work with students to ensure their academic success and completion of their academic goals.

CCAC Pittsburgh Promise Initiative

Pittsburgh Public School graduates who are newly enrolled at CCAC should visit the Pittsburgh Promise website (, login to their student portal and identify CCAC as the college they will attend. The Pittsburgh Promise will notify CCAC that the student is eligible for Pittsburgh Promise funding.

New and current CCAC Pittsburgh Promise eligible students must contact their CCAC Pittsburgh Promise Coach after registering every semester. Students must also complete their FASFA and PHEAA applications each year. Pittsburgh Promise funds are awarded when both free applications – FASFA and PHEAA – are completed and an award letter is issued by the CCAC Financial Aid office.

Students must meet specific requirements to maintain their Pittsburgh Promise eligibility. Pittsburgh Promise students are evaluated every two semesters and must meet the following criteria:

  • Students who graduated from high school before 2014 must earn 20 credits over two funded semesters with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Students who graduated from high school after 2014 must earn 24 credits over two funded semesters with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

CCAC Extension Program

CCAC Extension Program students are offered a second chance to become a Pittsburgh Promise scholar. The CCAC Extension Program is located at the CCAC Allegheny Campus. Extension students are evaluated at the end of each semester and must earn at least nine credits and a 2.0 GPA each semester. Students become eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise after successfully completing two semesters in the CCAC Extension Program.

Pittsburgh Promise Staff

The Pittsburgh Promise Staff, located at the Allegheny Campus, are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Miles Hines
Pittsburgh Promise Coach
Library 412

Darlene Meadows
Secretary, Specialized Programs
Library 404

CCAC Allegheny Campus
Department of Specialized Programs
404 Library Building
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.237.2740 or 412.237.460