Quota-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Print Quota

A quota of $40 per semester is granted to active students, faculty and staff with Andrew accounts and a valid CMU ID card. The intent is to eliminates waste and encourage conservative printing habits.

Check Print Quota

  • All campus affiliates - any print release station or through the Hub ID card services page
  • Those registered in SIO - visit SIO and select Campus Life and then select ID+ Card.

Cost per Sheet

The following lists the amount that is DEDUCTED from your print quota. Costs are the same single or duplex.

Option  Size Location

Price per sheet

Black & White

Letter (8.5x11)



Tabloid (11x17) Any


Color Letter (8.5x11)




Hunt Library

Mellon Library


Tabloid (11x17)




Hunt Library


Note: Coated paper is available by request at the CFA Cluster for no additional charge.

Quota Details

  • Quota takes effect the first day of classes for a given semester through the day prior to the first day of classes for the subsequent semester. Summer session includes the first day of the first summer session through the day before the start of fall classes.
  • Any unused portion of your quota is forfeited the day before classes resume for the subsequent semester. Because your quota does not represent actual funds, it cannot be transferred or exchanged.
  • Your quota is charged per sheet of paper. 
  • Your quota is debited when you press the Print button at the release station.
  • No refunds will be issued for jammed, defective or cancelled print jobs. However, you may be eligible for a free one-time print job release. Contact the Help Center (412-268-4357 or it-help@cmu.edu) for more information.
  • If you run out of quota in the middle of a print job, the printing system will charge your Campus Xpress account for the remaining pages.
  • Refer to the FAQ page for helpful information on conserving your quota.

Purchase Additional Print Quota

Refer to Guest/Plaid Ca$h Printing page for more information.

Last Updated: 8/8/16