Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Financial Aid & Fall Semester Invoices

Our Enrollment Services team is adapting timelines, policies and procedures in order to increase flexibility for you and accommodate your unique financial needs regardless of where you physically reside during this coming academic year. Should you have an emergency need, we do have financial assistance available.

Financial Aid

We continue to review and process undergraduate and graduate student financial aid applications daily. If you have not yet received your financial aid award letter, please confirm that you have submitted all application materials by reviewing your Financial Aid Portal from within Student Information Online (SIO). Also, if you received an initial award letter that is in the process of being updated, your revised award letter will not appear in SIO until any potential modifications are complete. Award letter questions may be directed to The HUB.

We anticipate disbursing student loans on August 24, 2020, for the fall 2020 semester. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more information regarding federal and private loans.

Student Account Refunds

Student Account refunds will be distributed as early as August 28, 2020. We urge you to register a bank account for electronic refunding in Student Information Online (SIO) for quicker access to your funds. Visit the student account refunds webpage for more information.


To allow more time for families and students to plan this year, we have adjusted our regular payment schedule as follows:

  • Fall 2020 semester and Mini-1 balances will be due by September 15.
  • Mini-2 balances will be due by October 15.