Carnegie Mellon University

Rates and Fees

Housing rates are determined by a number of factors, including square footage of the room, proximity to a semi-private bathroom, number of residents, amenities within the room/apartment and/or building, among others. Housing rates for different residence types and room types vary, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the housing rates before selecting a housing assignment.

Additional Fees

Housing Cancellation Fee

A Housing Cancellation Fee applies to any student who needs to cancel their housing contract. Housing cancellations are only permitted for a verified change in your enrollment status (leave of absence, withdrawal from the university, academic or financial suspension or dismissal, study abroad, 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).

Residents are responsible for notifying Housing Services if they are leaving the university and need to cancel their housing contract. For questions about cancellations, or to notify us that you will be leaving the university and need to cancel, contact the Room Assignments staff via email.  

Cancellation fee information is included in Section 3 (CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT) and Section 4 (HOUSING CANCELLATION FEE) of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS section of your Housing Contract.

Housing and Financial Aid

Financial aid provided to some students to help cover housing costs is based on the standard double residence hall room rate, even if students are assigned to a room with a higher rate.