Financial Aid FAQs-Student Financial Aid - Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Aid FAQs

The following are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Financial Aid at Carnegie Mellon. If you have a question that isn't answered here, contact The HUB at

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How do I use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

Will my financial aid package change if personal information changes after I apply?

The number of family members attending college has changed. Should I inform you?

Can enrolling part-time affect my financial aid package?

Under what special circumstances will my financial aid package be increased?

Can my financial aid package change from year to year?

If I am not selected to receive a Carnegie Scholarship as a freshman, can I apply for one as an upperclass student?

My student aid report says I was "selected for verification." What does this mean and what do I have to do?

Can my academic performance affect my financial aid package?

I am a returning student, and I received an unsatisfactory academic progress letter. What should I do?

I would like to make an informed decision regarding moving off campus. How will this affect my financial aid for the next year?