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Financial aid timeline & process for 2016-2017

CURRENT CMU STUDENTS: The undergraduate student timeline and process for applying for 2016-2017 financial aid is now available. The timeline and process for graduate students will be posted by Feb. 15, 2016. 

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


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. 


Have you submitted all your financial aid documentation?

If you have not yet submitted all required financial aid documentation for 2015-2016, then your financial aid award package cannot be completed and funds will not be timely disbursed to your student account. Carefully review the financial aid instructions to ensure you have completed each step and submitted all required documentation. 


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