Housing Rates-Housing Services — Room Selection - Carnegie Mellon University

Housing Rate Information

Housing rates are determined by a number of factors, including average 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 buildings and room types vary greatly, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the housing rates before selecting a housing assignment.

There are three fees that you agree to when you select a housing assignment during Room Selection:

1. Housing rate for the actual bed space you have signed up for
2. $400 housing reservation fee
3. $15 dorm activity fee

2015-2016 Housing Rates
2014-2015 Housing Rate

Note about the Housing Reservation Fee

The $400 Housing Reservation Fee is non-refundable except under the conditions outlined under Cancellations. The fee is charged once per academic year (on the July bill) to all residents who sign up for university housing at any point during the academic year (excluding summer term), including residents whose stay in university housing extends through only one semester or part of one semester (i.e. exchange students) and residents who sign up for housing during Room Selection but leave the university over the summer, mid-year, or ultimately do not move into their housing assignment.

The $400 reservation fee is due when all university fees are due (usually in August). When students agree to the fee on the Housing License Agreement, they are simply acknowledging that they will be responsible for paying the fee on their student account.