When considering the cost of higher education, you’ll want to consider the overall cost of attendance, not only the cost of tuition. The cost of attendance is comprehensive and gives families a more realistic cost including tuition, fees, room and board, books and a transportation estimate. The other important factor to consider is the availability of financial aid when considering the cost of attending a particular institution.

Proposed Cost of 2017-18 Academic Year




Room & Board*$13,784$2,760
Books & Misc.$2,400 (estimate)$2,400 (estimate)
Transportation**0$680 (estimate)




Fill out the Financial Aid Estimator Form to receive an estimate of your financial aid eligibility.

Carnegie Mellon only offers financial aid to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. If you're an international student who plans to enroll at Carnegie Mellon, you and your family must assume the total cost of attendance. Review our International Student Cost & Payment web page for further information.


The university reserves the right to change its charges without notice.

*The cost for room and board is an estimate based on a standard double room in university housing, a dining plan contract and the residence hall activity fee. Some students may be housed in triples and quads at lower rate, without a reduction in their eligibility for financial aid.

**A travel allowance for resident students depends on the distance from the students home to Carnegie Mellon. This allowance will range from $0 to $1,500.

+In addition, health insurance coverage is required at a cost of $2,039/year for all students unless a waiver is granted for students covered under their family’s health plan. 

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