Carnegie Mellon University

Applying for Tuition Benefits

  1. If you have applied and been accepted to a formal degree program, then register for course(s) through Student Information Online.
    • If you aren't in a formal degree program, register as a Non-Degree Student.
    • Non-Degree Students must complete two separate applications if enrolling in a graduate and undergraduate course in the same term.
  2. Apply through Workday for Employee Tuition Benefits.
  3. Your application will not be reviewed until you are registered for courses.
  4. After receiving approval, a tuition remission transaction will be posted to your student account. This transaction will ONLY cover tuition charges.
  5. You will receive an electronic invoice from the Student Accounts Office. You are responsible for paying any amount due in excess of tuition by the stated due date on the invoice. Amounts not paid by the stated due dates may result in student account interest. (Note: PAT fees and technology fees are waived for employees. Fees are not waived for dependent children.)
  1. Register for course(s) according to the institution's registration procedures.
  2. Apply through Workday for Employee Tuition Benefits.
  3. Carnegie Mellon will mail a check directly to the institution, made payable to the other institution, for your eligible tuition assistance.
    • If you have already paid tuition charges, ask the other institution for a refund in the amount of Carnegie Mellon's payment.
  1. Register for the course(s) according to the institution's registration procedures.
  2. Apply for Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children through Workday as early as possible.
  3. Carnegie Mellon will forward payment of the applicable grant amount to The HUB for children attending Carnegie Mellon or will mail a check directly to the institution, made payable to the other institution:
    • If you have already paid the tuition, ask for a refund in the amount of Carnegie Mellon's payment from the school your child is attending.
  4. If you or your child loses eligibility for the benefit, notify the CMUWorks Service Center immediately; benefits will continue only through the completion of the current semester.

Dropping a Course?

Follow the institution's process to drop the course. You may need to seek special permission to be relieved of/reimbursed for tuition fees and other charges.

If the institution reimburses you for the tuition fees, and you have already received your tuition benefit from Carnegie Mellon, you should make arrangements for repayment of the benefit. In this case, please notify the CMUWorks Service Center immediately.