Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Services

Money Matters

Carnegie Mellon offers a broad range of financial services. Whether it's information about student financial aid, or a list of local banking institutions, you will find it here. 

Student Financial Services

Enrollment Services (The Hub) facilitates student enrollment and guides students and their parents through the financial aid process.

Plaid Cash

PlaidCa$h is a prepaid, stored-value/debit account that is accessible via Carnegie Mellon ID+ cards. It is a convenient, cashless way to pay on and off campus. You can use PlaidCa$h for food, textbooks, school supplies and laundry tokens. The ID Card Office offers a complete list of stores/restaurants that accept PlaidCa$h.


While there are PNC Bank and Citizen's Bank ATMs in the University Center, there are several other banks within a few miles of campus:

Citizen’s Bank, 1801 Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill, 412-521-5542
Dollar Bank, 5822 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, 412-521-7031
Fifth Third Bank, 5834 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, 412-521-0585
National City Bank, 4612 Forbes Avenue, Oakland, 412-681-4200
National City Bank, 5601 Walnut Street, Shadyside, 412-363-3401
PNC Bank, 4022 Fifth Avenue, Oakland, 412-621-0300
PNC Bank, 5810 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8800

In addition, Carnegie Mellon has partnered with PNC Bank to link your ID+ Card with new or existing PNC accounts. Visit the PNC E-Branch for complete details or visit the ID Card Office.