Questions about Costs & Funding
Fees for graduate programs offered at the Silicon Valley campus are set by the College of Engineering and administered by each department or institute. Additional fees and funding opportunities may be available to students in certain programs.
What is the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley tuition?
2014-15 Academic Year
- College of Engineering - Graduate Cost of Attendance
- Students in part-time programs who began their studies in Fall 2014 may refer to prior year information
Additional Expenses: Each program may assess additional fees. Students should also expect expenses each semester for books and materials.
California Residents ONLY
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
- You are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
- Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
- You are not a California resident.
- Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
- The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
- The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
- The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost.
- There was a decline in the quality of the course of instruction within 30 days before the school closed or, if the decline began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period of decline determined by the Bureau.
- An inability to collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.
Can I defer payment?
Is financial aid available?
Are student loans available?
What other forms of financial assistance are available?
Graduate Assistantships (GAships) may available to select full-time students. Students can look for postings by faculty once they arrive on campus.
GAships generally offer a monthly stipend to supplement student living costs. To apply for an GAship, check the postings on-line after you arrive on campus.
For additional external financial aid resources, please visit:
- Carnegie Mellon Financial Aid
- California Student Aid Commission
- Federal Student Aid
- Fellowships and Scholarships Office