Student Financial Aid - Carnegie Mellon University

News & Announcements

Financial aid award processing

We have experienced some delays with financial aid packaging for the 2014-15 academic year while transitioning to a new system. We appreciate your continued patience and want to assure the campus community of our commitment to provide exceptional service during this time of change. Award notices are currently being sent to students and we anticipate finalizing upperclass financial aid packages for those with complete applications by the end of June. Graduate student loan packaging for 2014-15 will begin in July.

As a reminder, please ensure you have completed all required financial aid application documents by selecting 'Financial Aid Award/Status' under the 'Finances' tab within Student Information Online. View detailed undergraduate and graduate application instructions.


Attention 2014 incoming freshmen

All incoming freshmen for 2014-15 can complete their Financial Aid Attestations through the Where Am I in the Process website until July 1, 2014. After July 1, 2014, attestations should be completed through the financial aid portal on the financial aid award page via Student Information Online.


New for 2014-15: Financial aid portal

Carnegie Mellon students will use a new financial aid portal within Student Information Online to view their submitted and requested 2014-15 financial aid documents and to complete their attestations. View more information about the new portal.


CMU & SALT: Your path to financial literacy

CMU has partnered with American Student Assistance's SALT program, a financial literacy program designed to provide students with clear and personalized information so they can easily manage their money and student loans. This service is free for all CMU students. Learn more.


Loan Disbursement Dates

Loan Term Dates Disbursement Dates
2014-2015 Academic Year 8/25/14 - 5/12/15 8/18/14 - 1/5/15
2014 Fall Semester 8/25/14 - 12/15/14 8/18/14
2015 Spring Semester 1/12/15 - 5/12/15 1/5/15