Rates and Fees-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Housing Rates and Fees

The Housing Rate Sheet outlines all of the different rates for the various types of accommodations at Carnegie Mellon.

2016-2017 Academic Year Housing Rate Sheet [pdf] - updated 5/5/16

2016-2017 Staff Academic Year Housing Rate Sheet [pdf] - Resident Assistant and Community Assistant rooms only

In addition to your housing rate, all Carnegie Mellon residents are assessed the following fees:

Housing rates are determined by a number of factors, including square footage of the room, proximity to a semi-private bathroom, number of residents, amenities within the room/apartment and/or building, and many other factors. Housing rates for different residence types and room types vary greatly, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the housing rates before selecting a housing assignment.

Your room rate includes the following:

  • Bed with 39" x 80" mattress and mattress protector will be provided; you need to bring your own linens.
  • Desk and chair
  • Bookshelf or hutch (as applicable)
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Safety rails and ladder for lofted or bunked bed
  • Window coverings
  • High speed network/Internet access (wired and/or wireless connection depending on housing facility)
  • Basic Cable TV service with activated cable TV jack (You will need to bring a cable-ready digital TV and a coaxial cable to connect.)
  • Phone jacks are not active in student rooms. There are centrally located community phones available in each area. Use of cell phones is encouraged for personal use. 
  • Maintenance (students pay separately for room and public area damages)
  • Utilities

Housing and Financial Aid

The financial aid amount provided to some students to help cover housing costs is based on the "standard double" residence hall room rate. All standard double rooms are reserved for new incoming first-year students, however, not all first-year students will be assigned to standard double rooms (due to a limited number of this particular room type). Financial aid provided will still be based on the standard double housing rate and cannot be adjusted even if students are assigned to a room with a higher rate.