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Carnegie mellon Financial Aid

cortana431cortana431 - Posts: 5,015 Senior Member
Does Carnegie Mellon generally offer good financial aid?
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Replies to: Carnegie mellon Financial Aid

  • mom2012and14mom2012and14 - Posts: 888 Member
    What does "good" mean exactly?

    Several threads on this last few years here...make what you want of them.

    CMU is very open- they do NOT promise to meet unmet need. They throw their money where they want-- to create a balanced and interesting class of diverse future leaders in their fields.

    See their webpage - very transparent.

    Do an "early estimate" option-- nearly everyone here will tell you CMU came right in on target with the early estimate. That webpage will be up in September- maybe sooner.
  • physicsdude1992physicsdude1992 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Lol mom2012and2014 you probably have that memorized by now
  • mom2012and14mom2012and14 - Posts: 888 Member
    But I really mean it-- I applaud CMU's transparency in the process and that the early estimate program gives you a feel of what they honestly think of you as a candidate. No loans and no work study-- all grants-- they want you.
  • mumof2boyzmumof2boyz Registered User Posts: 711 Member
    One thing I was really impressed with is that they really do take a look at requests for reconsideration. We sent in three other offers and CMU met the lowest one in a matter of weeks, which was much higher than their initial offer. I do think they try really hard at CMU to be fair.
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