Carnegie Mellon encourages students to pursue outside scholarship opportunities. If you receive outside scholarships, they’ll be used to meet your unmet financial need and/or offset loans and workstudy.
Outside Scholarship Policy
Institutional grants and scholarships won’t be reduced due to the receipt of outside scholarships unless one of the following occurs:
- If a student received federal grants or loans, these funds, in combination with any other grants/scholarships, cannot exceed your financial need.
- All outside scholarships, in combination with all aid received, cannot exceed your cost of attendance.
Outside scholarships are not from federal, state or institutional (Carnegie Mellon) sources. Examples of outside scholarships are: Coca Cola, Gates Millennium, Rotary, etc.
Review all of our Financial Aid principles and practices.