When considering the cost of higher education, you’ll want to consider the overall cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, room and dining, books and a transportation estimate.

Proposed Cost of 2019-20 Academic Year




Tuition $55,816 $55,816
Fees $1,303 $1,303
Room & Dining* $14,972 $3,075
Books & Misc. $2,400 (estimate) $2,400 (estimate)
Transportation** Variable $680 (estimate)





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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. 


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

*The cost for room and dining 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 $2,340/year for all students unless a waiver is granted for students covered under their family’s health plan. 

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