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Teresa S. Thomas

For immediate release:
February 3, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Announces Tuition and Board Costs for Incoming, Current Students

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has announced an 8.5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for its incoming freshman class and an increase of 6.9 percent on tuition for students who are now sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Tuition will be $29,190 for students who will enter the university in fall 2003, increased from last fall's tuition of $26,910. Undergraduate tuition increases from $26,910 to $28,765 for those who entered the university over the past three years. Dual undergraduate tuition was introduced at Carnegie Mellon in fall 2000.

The university also announced that average room and board costs for all students will be $4,705 and $3,450, respectively. The university's Board of Trustees authorized the increases at its Feb. 3, 2003, meeting.

Overall costs of attending Carnegie Mellon will increase 6.2 percent for students entering prior to fall 2003 and 7.4 percent for students entering in the 2003-2004 academic year.

Nearly two-thirds of all Carnegie Mellon undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. University funding available for financial aid will increase in response to the rise in tuition.

Funds resulting from the tuition increase will enable the university to enhance academic programs, undergraduate teaching and research facilities and a number of student programs and services. "In our quest to create society's leaders and innovators, we have to offer the best possible learning environment for our students, with world-class teaching and infrastructure, new facilities and dormitories, the best computer networks, and the most technologically enhanced classrooms and sophisticated performance and artistic spaces possible," said Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon.

"Because of our national and international reputation, we have been able to attract students of the highest caliber. These students come to Carnegie Mellon with high expectations, and we want to meet those expectations with educational programs and student services of the highest quality," said Vice President for Enrollment William Elliott.


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