Student Financial Aid - Carnegie Mellon University

News & Announcements

Attention: Financial Aid Portal upgrade - NEW

The Financial Aid Portal within Student Information Online (SIO) will be unavailable due to a system upgrade beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience. We expect the portal to be back up in the afternoon. 


Activate your FREE SALT account today!

Take advantage of the many benefits the SALT Financial Literacy Program offers and activate your account today. This FREE service is provided to CMU students through the university's partnership with American Student Assistance. Learn more about what SALT can do for you. 


Financial aid contact information

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: The financial aid information and instructions on this website are for upperclass students only. Please contact the Office of Admission for financial aid application information and instructions. 

INCOMING FRESHMEN: You may reference financial aid information on the Now That I'm Enrolled website. For questions, please contact the Office of Admission through June 30. Beginning July 1, contact The HUB


Are you eligible for a tax credit?

The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are tax benefits available to help eligible students and families offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of income tax. Learn more about tax benefits.


Loan Disbursement Dates

Loan Term Dates Disbursement Dates
2015-2016 Academic Year 8/31/15 - 5/10/16 8/24/15 - 1/4/16
2015 Fall Semester 8/31/15 - 12/21/15 8/24/15
2016 Spring Semester 1/11/16 - 5/10/16 1/4/16