Carnegie Mellon University

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Student Financial Aid

Meeting the cost of higher education is a significant investment. We are committed to providing a comprehensive financial aid program that makes it possible for admitted students to attend Carnegie Mellon. 

Nearly half of our undergraduate students rely on some type of financial aid to pay for educational expenses. While many of our graduate students are offered departmental scholarships, grants, stipends, assistantships and fellowships, some rely on other resources, like federal loans, available through the Student Financial Aid Office.

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Parent & Family Information

Parent and family involvement is a central component to helping students meet their educational expenses. This sections explains more about family contribution, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, noncustodial parent information, and student record access.

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Monthly Payment Plan

The monthly payment plan allows students and families to pay amounts due to the university in manageable monthly installments and provides the convenience of enrolling and making payments online through Nelnet Campus Commerce.

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Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans Education Benefits are available to eligible veterans and their dependents under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. In addition, Carnegie Mellon participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

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Loan Disbursement Dates


Loan Term

Loan Term Dates

May 11 2020 Summer All 5/18/20 - 8/7/20
May 11 2020 Summer One 5/18/20 - 6/26/20
June 22 2020 Summer Two 6/29/20 - 8/7/20
Aug. 24 - Jan. 4 2020-21 Academic Year 8/31/20 - 5/11/21
Aug. 24 2020 Fall Semester 8/31/20 - 12/21/20
Jan. 4 2021 Spring Semester 1/11/21 - 5/11/21

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