Carnegie Mellon provides two options for high school seniors and their families to receive an estimate of their financial aid eligibility. The Net Price Calculator and Financial Aid Estimator are intended for U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens and permanent residents who plan on pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree.
The Net Price Calculator and Financial Aid Estimator provide estimates only. Actual financial aid awards may vary depending on institutional policy changes, official academic information and verified family financial information.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is an anonymous tool and provides a very general sense of a Carnegie Mellon education. The calculator does not include some of the information normally requested in our financial aid application or Financial Aid Estimator. We recommend the Net Price Calculator as a starting point for you and your family during your college search.
The Net Price Calculator is not an official application for financial aid. The calculator enables prospective students and their families to determine an estimate of the net cost to attend Carnegie Mellon. It’s an estimate based upon cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in the most recent academic year.
To get the best idea of what type of financial aid award you and your family may receive from Carnegie Mellon, please use the Financial Aid Estimator below.
Financial Aid Estimator
The Financial Aid Estimator (form below) is intended for use by students and families who have not yet applied or been accepted to Carnegie Mellon. It's a tool to help you better understand your potential financial aid eligibility when you apply for financial aid as an applicant. Students who have submitted their application or been accepted to the university should instead file for financial aid at this time.
Carnegie Mellon will keep a record of what you report on this form that allows us to have helpful conversations about your potential financial aid eligibility. If the information that you provide appears to have a common mistake or mismatching information, we can use the recorded information to reach out to you for clarification. The Financial Aid Estimator is recommended for students who are deciding whether or not to apply to Carnegie Mellon. Your financial aid eligibility will never impact an admission decision.
Please complete the online form below. We’ll provide you with an estimate by mail within 10-14 business days of receiving your form.
Financial Aid Estimator Form
Statement of Acknowledgement
We understand that participation in the Carnegie Mellon Early Financial Aid Estimate Program will result in an estimated financial aid analysis only and does not constitute a financial commitment on behalf of Carnegie Mellon. We realize that after January 1, 2017, we must complete the following steps by the deadline of February 15, 2017:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. Carnegie Mellon’s federal code is 003242. Be sure to sign your FAFSA electronically with a FSA ID provided by the Department of Education. More information on FSA IDs can be found here.
- Complete a CSS PROFILE online. You'll need to create a College Board online account in order to register for the PROFILE. Carnegie Mellon receives your PROFILE data electronically from CSS. Carnegie Mellon’s CSS College Code is 2074. Have your tax returns and financial documents available. You’ll be charged an initial application fee of $25 and an additional $16 for each college.
- Submit all other required documents via the College Board Institutional Documents Service (IDOC). Once you have filed your CSS PROFILE, you'll receive instructions on how to submit your tax forms and any other supplemental forms required through IDOCS. Submit all documents in one IDOC packet. Do not send documents separately. Required documents include:
- Signed copies for parents’ and student’s 2015 Federal Tax Returns and W-2’s. (If you were required to complete Partnership Schedule K-1 from Form 1065 and/or Form 2555 (Foreign Earned Income), then these should also be submitted.)
- If your parents are divorced or separated, the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE, which can be completed online, is required.