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Announcement: No Tuition Increase for 2021-2022

 The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is pleased to announce that it will not be increasing tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Dr. Barry Lease, Program Director and board member communicated that the PIMS Board of Directors, at their most recent meeting, declared that due to the COVID-19 issues we have all faced this year, and the unexpected financial burden it has placed on many current and future students, a per credit tuition increase was not in the best interest of their mortuary education.

PIMS prides itself on providing the best opportunity possible to educate their students; this is just another way to make it happen.

Tuition Expectations:

 

This program is intended for the funeral service professional. PIMS bills on a per credit basis plus any fees published in the PIMS School Bulletin. There is one tuition rate for campus and one for online, there is no out-of-state tuition rates. 

CAMPUS-BASED PROGRAMS

Tuition for students is $330.00 per credit. Each trimester must be paid in full by the end of the trimester. Students will not be allowed to move into the next trimester until all costs are covered.

ONLINE PROGRAMS

Tuition for online students is $390.00 per credit. The term must be paid in full by the end of the term. Students will not be allowed to move into the next term until all costs are covered.

FEES:

 

  • Matriculation Fee (non-refundable) $ 75 for campus, $100 for online enrollment
  • ++ Textbooks (estimated) $ 1,500 for 60 credits and $2,700 for 97 credits
  • * RA Laboratory Supplies and Fees (campus visit) $ 3,575.
  • * Embalming Lab Fee $ 710.
  • Technology Fee $ 300.
  • Graduation Fee $ 250.
  • *** Virtual Funeral Service Skills Practicum Visit $ 50.

TOTAL BOOKS, SUPPLIES & FEES (estimate): $6,360 -$ 7,585 depending on mode of attendance and credits required

# Application Fee or Reapplication Fee is refundable if a request for cancellation is made within (5) calendar days of submitting the application.

* Subject to change; includes instruction, use of facilities, transfer services (EMB), proprietary equipment (RA), and necessary supplies. Students can opt to purchase some supplies on their own, pending school approval. A breakdown will be provided prior to these labs. The Embalming Lab Fee applies in either case to a) one required case on campus for assessment purposes, or b) performing all cases, or clinical requirements on

*** If a virtual site approval visit for the funeral service practicum is not desired or cannot be accomplished, then a physical visit may occur at a fee of $250 plus all expenses related to the visit.

++The amounts listed above are only budgeted estimates for textbooks.

COST OF ATTENDANCE: 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Financial aid budgets are based on the estimated/average cost of enrollment for an academic year. Most of the figures below are not fees that are billable but an estimate of what it may cost to live and go to school in this area. PIMS does not charge for room or board, again these are estimates for budgeting purposes.

Standard Pace:

Part-Time Campus

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$11,135

Room & Board

$3,200

Books

$550

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$11,135

Room & Board

$11,200

Books

$550

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

Accelerated Pace: Full-Time Campus

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$17,630

Room & Board

$3,200

Books

$1,380

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$17,630

Room & Board

$11,200

Books

$1,380

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

Online Programs

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$13,585

Room & Board

$3,200

Books

$890

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

 

 

Billable Tuition % Fees

$13,585

Room & Board

$11,200

Books

$890

Personal

$4,400

Transportation 

$2,690

NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

We are here to help you navigate the financial aid process, and there are a few different options to consider. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for any questions. Get started by clicking the link below. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Recruitment and Specialist team. You can also contact us here. 

Phone: (412) 362-8500 x107

Email: admissions@pims.flywheelsites.com