Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Wellness at CMU

Personal financial well-being is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes skills like long-term vision and planning for the future, and the discipline to use those skills every day.

Carnegie Mellon is committed to student financial well-being and future success, so we encourage you to take advantage of the resources available here to help you better understand your student loan debt and repayment options, as well as how to ensure you stay financially fit!

General Financial Resources serves as a great resource for students as it speaks to many of the common financial pitfalls you may encounter during your college years.

This is a free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. The goal is to help individuals achieve life-long financial success. provides practical advice about paying for college and managing student debt. Get help establishing a budget and learn to be careful with credit cards.

Students should request a free annual credit report. This site pulls your report from all three credit reporting bureaus and can also help you spot identity theft early.

Get the details on your FICO score, understand positive and negative influences, learn how to monitor your score, and get full access to customer support.

This is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching citizens about the basics of financial education, including earning, borrowing, saving, investing, and spending. 

Federal Student Aid Resources