Costs and Fees-Center for International Relations and Politics - Carnegie Mellon University

Costs and Fees

Students who attend CMUWSP will continue to pay Carnegie Mellon tuition, standard double room fee, and other fees (technology fee and health insurance charge unless waived) to Carnegie Mellon for the semester in which they are in Washington, DC, and are eligible to receive the same financial aid package.  To discuss specifics of financial aid packages, please contact The HUB.


Students will be responsible for their own transportation costs and dining costs.  The UCDC apartments are equipped with a full kitchen and students will be able to prepare their own meals.

Friedman Fellowship

Students with strong academic records and financial need who are accepted to the CMUWSP are also eligible for a Friedman Semester Fellowship, which helps to defray the cost of a semester in Washington, DC.

The Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellowship Grants were created through a generous gift from Cynthia Friedman, currently a trustee of the university, in memory of her husband Milton, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon. The grants encourage and support student participation in internships located in the nation’s capital. They are designed to foster significant work experiences that complement students’ academic studies and assist them as they make career and graduate education decisions. During the fall and spring semesters, fellowships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduates accepted into the CMUWSP. There is no separate application process for the Friedman Fellowship. Awards are made by the admissions committee based on the strength of students’ CMUWSP applications.