Scholarships & Financial Aid

Carnegie Mellon University and the Heinz College provide assistance to students in securing the financial means to pursue higher education. Our goal is to educate students about their financial rights and responsibilities to enable them to make informed decisions about their educational funding and to encourage responsible borrowing and repayment practices.

Our offices support the school's goal of enrolling and educating a talented, dynamic and diverse student body and will serve as a resource to current and future students as well as our alumni. Students are encouraged to learn more about:

  • SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS: merit-based scholarships, partner-based scholarships and other funding awarded at the time of admission by Heinz College specific to their program of interest, AND
  • EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS: funding available from sources other than CMU and Heinz College
  • EDUCATION LOANS: federal direct loans, private education loans and applying for federal work study

Additional financial resources and information can also be found on this page's navigation and other pages in this section.

Questions specific to federal work study and federal community service work study jobs or the Heinz College's scholarships and fellowships should be directed to

To request additional information or to contact staff with questions about education loans and applying for federal financial aid please contact The HUB (located in the lower level of Warner Hall).

Answers to commonly asked questions related to financial aid can be found here.

Other Related Links

Student Consumer Protection Information

Financial Literacy for Students and Alumni