Student Financial Aid - Carnegie Mellon University

News & Announcements

2017-2018 Financial aid instructions available

Get an early start and apply for financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year today! View details and instructions or read more about the changes that have been made in an effort to streamline the application process for students and families. 

PROSPECTIVE/INCOMING STUDENTS: The financial aid information and process instructions on this website are for upperclass students only. If you're a prospective undergraduate student, please visit the Office of Admission's financial aid website.


Prior-Prior Year (PPY) / Early FAFSA

A federal government decision will require students and families completing a FAFSA to use tax information from two years prior to the academic year, as opposed to one year prior. This shift, commonly referred to as Prior-Prior Year (PPY) or Early FAFSA, has also been adopted by the College Board for those completing the CSS PROFILE. Learn more about Prior-Prior Year / Early FAFSA


Loan Disbursement Dates

Loan Term Dates Disbursement Dates
2017-2018 Academic Year 8/28/17 - 5/15/18 8/21/17 - 1/9/18
2017 Fall Semester 8/28/17 - 12/18/17 8/21/17
2018 Spring Semester 1/16/18 - 5/15/18 1/9/18