Departmentally Supported New & Existing Graduate Students
Payroll deductions for departmentally supported graduate students are established by their respective departments and typically cover tuition and/or mandatory fees such as technology, student activities, and/or transportation fees. Questions regarding covered expenses should be directed to the Business Manager within the student's department.
Payroll deductions are paid in 8-9 installments between September and April/May. Payroll Services should be contacted at 412-268-2097 for any conflicts or issues regarding pay.
Departmentally supported students are responsible for all charges not covered by their agreements. Failure to make payments of charges not covered by departments may result in delayed registration for the following semester. Students may view their current account charges or their most recent E-Bill in SIO.
Fees such as health insurance, summer housing, fines, and other miscellaneous charges are not supported by any department and students should resolve associated balances by the standard payment deadlines included in the student's E-Bill.
Payment Options & Financial Aid
In addition to traditional student payments, Tuition Management Systems (TMS) is an available resource for all students to make payments on student account balances. Students not receiving financial aid may enroll in TMS to cover health insurance premiums over 9 monthly installments between September and May.
Graduate Student Transition (GST) Loans
The Graduate Student Transition Loan is a no-interest, 4-month loan available to first-semester Carnegie Mellon graduate students to assist with transitional expenses. GST loans may not exceed 75% of the student's monthly gross salary/stipend (exclusive of tuition).
To obtain a GST loan, students must complete a Transition Loan form and contact their department prior to September 15 for the fall semester and prior to January 15 for the spring semester.
An additional $25 processing fee will be deducted from the student’s monthly pay in four (4) equal installments between September and December for the fall semester and between January and April for the spring semester.
Students who do not qualify for a GST loan and are in need of a short-term loan may obtain an Emergency Loan.