Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Aid Important Dates and Deadlines

Listed below are the key dates and deadlines related to the financial aid process.

Date or Deadline Action Item or Estimated Disbursement
May 15 Suggested deadline for federal loan borrowers to submit FAFSA and Tepper School Financial Aid Information form for upcoming academic year
July 15 Suggested deadline to finish the loan application process for federal or private loans offered for the upcoming academic year
Aug. 1 Last date for borrowers to complete the final step(s) in the loan application process in order to avoid student account interest charges
Aug. 23-30

Estimated disbursement date for fall loans for students who have completed the entire financial aid application process prior to Aug. 1

Disbursements will not occur earlier than seven days prior to the start of the semester covered by the loan. Student account refunds are generally processed within 10 days of loan disbursement.

Jan. 10-20

Estimated disbursement date for spring loans for students who have completed required documents

Disbursements will not occur earlier than seven days prior to the start of the semester covered by the loan. Student account refunds are generally processed within 10 days of loan disbursement.

May 1-10

Expected disbursement date for summer loans for students who have completed required documents

Disbursements will not occur earlier than seven days prior to the start of the semester covered by the loan. Student account refunds are generally processed within 10 days of loan disbursement.