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Financial Assistance

Cost: Tuition and Fees

Graduate student tuition and fees vary by degree program and by school or college. To get the best estimate visit the specific school or college of choice.

Graduate Student Financial Assistance

The HUB provides New Graduate Student Enrollment and Finance Information.

For information on departmental scholarships, grants, stipends, assistantships, and fellowships, contact the academic department you plan to attend to find out what is available. The department will also be able to discuss the requirements of these programs.


Emergency Student Loan service is available to students for academic supplies, medication, Food or other unforseeable circumstances.  Applications are processed by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

Graduate students (with the exception of The Heinz School and Tepper School of Business) should contact an Assistant Director - College Contact in The HUB with additional questions.

Graduate Student Transition (GST) Loans

The Graduate Student Transition Loan is a no-interest, semester loan available to first-semester Carnegie Mellon graduate students only 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 contact their department to complete a Transition Loan form. An additional $25 processing fee will be deducted from the student’s  pay in semi-monthly equal installments each semester. Graduate students must receive tuition funding by their academic department in order to qualify for a transition loan.

Students who do not qualify for a GST loan and are in need of a short-term loan may apply for an Emergency Loan.  

Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Contact: Suzie Laurich-McIntyre / 412-268-7307 /

Location: 533 Warner Hall

The Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education administers three types of professional development funding for graduate students university-wide. Conference Funding and GuSH Research Funding are supported by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and the Provost's Office.

  1. Conference Funding awards, $500 per student, provide the means for graduate students to 1) make presentations at key conferences/exhibitions in their fields or 2) simply attend conferences and learn about the broader field of study to which they belong.
  2. GuSH Research Funding awards, $750 per student, defray costs incurred in the completion of research required for a graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon.

Application guidelines and deadlines are available for each funding opportunity through the links on the right.

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy

Contact: Dr. Jimmy Hsia

Location: 529 Warner Hall


This office manages several international fellowship programs for incoming graduate students from India and China; it also runs the Host Family Program, which connects internationsl students with local ambassadors or hosts in Pittsburgh.

  • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Fellowship Program - India
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship Program – China

For more information and application instructions for these programs, please visit the page on International Student Fellowships.

The Fellowships and Scholarships Office               

The services of the FSO—advising and application help--are open only to graduate students who are interested in applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, only U.S. Citizens are eligible.  For more information, please visit the Fellowships and Scholarships Office website.



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