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2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

When considering the cost of higher education, you’ll want to consider the overall cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, room and dining, books and a transportation estimate. You can complete the Net Price Calculator to receive an estimate of your financial aid eligibility.


Orientation Fee (fall semester only)$555$555
Activity Fee$288$288
Transportation Fee$256$256
Media Fee$10$10
Technology Fee$460$460
Living Expenses - Housing 1$10,400$0
Living Expenses - Dining 2$7,068$3,534
Books/Supplies & Miscellaneous 3$2,400$2,400
Travel Allowance 3,4$0$680

Carnegie Mellon only offers financial aid to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and DACA recipients. If you're an international student who plans to enroll at Carnegie Mellon, you and your family must assume the total cost of attendance.


The university reserves the right to change its charges without notice.

All incoming first-year students are required to live on campus. The cost for room and dining is an estimate based on a standard double room in university housing, a dining plan contract and the residence hall activity fee. Some students may be housed in triples and quads at lower rates, without a reduction in their eligibility for financial aid. Permission for first-year students to commute must be granted by Student Affairs. Off-campus room rate is estimated at resident room rate minus $1,500.

2 The commuter dining amount is estimated at 50% of first-year resident dining. For returning students, resident and off-campus dining is estimated using first-year resident dining minus $310.

3 These expenses will not appear on your student account.

4 Travel allowance for resident and off-campus students varies based on home state.

+ In addition, health insurance coverage is required. The 2023-2024 individual premium was $ 2,577.00/year for all students. If a student is covered under their family’s health plan, a waiver may be submitted to University Health Services for approval. View more details on the University Health Services website