Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.56 / 4.00 Brian Hill
Director of Student Financial Services
Enrollment Services and Administration Enrollment Services
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
62.70

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
14.20

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
90.40

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
Our institutional awarding practices recognize the importance of affordability and attempt to create equal access to all students. To that end, we are dedicated to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all of our undergraduate students using grants, Federal Workstudy, and subsidized student loans. In addition, we allow our students the opportunity to be re-evaluated mid-year should their financial circumstances change along the way. These policies and practices are in place to not only ensure that every admissible students is able to enroll, but also that they can persist to graduation. Beyond traditional financial aid, the University also has a Tartan Scholars program in place to support our neediest students with additional financial assistance, counseling, and academic support.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
Our university financial aid policies and practices for non-traditional students are the same as those we offer to traditional students.

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
14.10

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Additional URLs https://www.cmu.edu/sfs/financial-aid https://www.cmu.edu/education-office/student-success/tartan-scholars.html https://www.cmu.edu/ira/degrees-granted https://www.cmu.edu/ira/CDS

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