Housing Rates-Housing Services - 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 or $200 Housing Cancellation Fee (read below for more details)
3. $15 SDC activity fee per semester (included in your room rate)

2017-2018 Housing Rate Sheet

2017-2018 Staff Housing Rate Sheet - For Resident Assistant and Community Advisor rooms only

NEW - Housing Cancellation Fee

A Housing Cancellation Fee will become effective for the 2017-2018 academic year and applies to any student who needs to cancel their housing agreement.  After April 7, 2017, housing cancellations are only permitted due to a verified change in your enrollment status (leave of absence, withdrawal from the university, academic or financial suspension or dismissal, or any non-enrolled status) or full-time status. 

Students who need to cancel for any of these reasons will be required to pay to the University the applicable prorated charges for the period of occupancy prior to moving, and the Housing Cancellation Fee (currently, $400 for cancellations occurring during or for the fall term and $200 for cancellations occurring during or for the spring term.)  Cancellations are not permitted, except for a verified change in your enrollment status or full-time status.  See Section 3 (CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT) and Section 4 (HOUSING CANCELLATION FEE) of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS section of your Housing License Agreement.

This fee will be charged once per academic year (at the time of cancellation) to all residents who need to cancel their 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, students graduating in December, etc.) 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.