Plaid Parents-The HUB - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome, Parents & Families!

We understand that parents and families are an integral part of a student's educational experience. The HUB makes it a priority to keep parents and families of enrolled students informed about procedures and policies. By using the Plaid Parents webpage, it is our hope that parents and families will find answers to their registration, financial aid, and billing and payment questions. Learn more about The HUB.


Visiting for Family Weekend? Schedule an appointment!

The HUB will be open Friday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to discuss a financial aid or billing matter with your student's HUB liaison, we invite you to schedule an appointment by emailing

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

Undergraduate financial aid process change

In an effort to streamline the undergraduate financial aid application process for Carnegie Mellon families, the requirement that all students and families submit tax documents has been changed beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year. View detailed information regarding this change

Communication from The HUB

Most communication from The HUB is sent to your son or daughter's Andrew email account. Find out why.

Online Banking

dates & deadlines

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2: Family Weekend

Oct. 21: Mid-semester break; no classes

Oct. 29: Homecoming & CMU Pride/Spirit Day

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving holiday; no classes & university closed