Carnegie Mellon University

U.S. Citizens Studying at CMU-Qatar

2017-2018 Financial Aid Instructions

Step 1: Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov (required for federal financial aid programs)

    • Carnegie Mellon's Federal Code is 003242
    • Apply as soon as possible after October 1
    • Sign your FAFSA electronically using your FSA ID assigned by the Department of Education (if you do not already have an FSA ID you can create one when logging into www.fafsa.gov)
    • The FAFSA must be completed, received and processed before completing the following steps

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

    • This is the easiest way to provide your tax data while completing the FASA and ensures your FAFSA has accurate information

Step 3: Complete the Federal Verification Process (required for all QATAR students)

    • Complete the Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students (pdf)
    • Submit required information with the worksheet including tax documens and income information (taxed and untaxed)
    • The student and one parent must sign and date the worksheet
    • If student or parents filed a U.S. Federal Tax retrun, then you are required to submit a Federal Tax Return Transcript (www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript)
    • If student or parents are required to file an Income Tax Return in a country other than the U.S., a copy of a foreign tax return and tax information translated into U.S. dollars on a U.S. tax return must be provided to CMU (the translated tax return must be signed by student/parent and a tax accountant)
    • Forms may be faxed to 412-268-6551 or emailed to thehub@andrew.cmu.edu (note: please removed social security numbers from all electronic transmissions)

Step 4: Complete Attestations in order to finalize the application process

    • Log in to the Financial Aid Portal within Student Information Online (SIO) to complete attestations (select 'Financial Aid Status/Award' under the 'Finances' tab in SIO)