Carnegie Mellon University

Tuition & Fees

For students enrolling in the INI in fall 2019, the total tuition for the program is $87,500. 

This rate is fixed, without the typical tuition increase in your second year. The program tuition fee will be charged at the per unit rate of $608 each semester, with a cap of $29,167 per semester and $87,500 for the entire program. 

2019-20 Academic Year Fees

 
Activity Fee $218 ($109/semester)
Books and Supplies $2,212
Food/Lodgings $14,984
Health Insurance (Estimated) $2,627
Personal and Miscellaneous $2,622
Travel $1,124
Public Transportation Fee $224 ($112/semester)
Technology Fee $430 ($215/semester)

Please Note:

  • Summer courses, if taken, are charged additional tuition at a per unit rate of $608.
  • Students are billed each semester based on the number of units in which they are enrolled, subject to the caps listed above.
  • Technology Fee, Activity Fee (for student activities such as the Graduate Student Organization) and Public Transportation Fee (access to the public transit) are standard required fees. 

For students enrolling in the INI in fall 2018, the total tuition for the program is $85,000. 

This rate is fixed, without the typical tuition increase in your second year. The program tuition fee will be charged at the per unit rate of $590 each semester, with a cap of $28,333 per semester and $85,000 for the entire program. 

2019-20 Academic Year Fees

 
Activity Fee $218 ($109/semester)
Books and Supplies $2,212
Food/Lodgings $14,984
Health Insurance (Estimated) $2,627
Personal and Miscellaneous $2,622
Travel $1,124
Public Transportation Fee $224 ($112/semester)
Technology Fee $430 ($215/semester)

Please Note:

  • Summer courses, if taken, are charged additional tuition at a per unit rate of $590.
  • Students are billed each semester based on the number of units in which they are enrolled, subject to the caps listed above.
  • Technology Fee, Activity Fee (for student activities such as the Graduate Student Organization) and Public Transportation Fee (access to the public transit) are standard required fees. 

For students enrolled in the INI before fall 2018, the tuition rate for the 2019-20 academic year is $48,500 ($24,250/semester).

2018-19 Academic Year Fees

 
Activity Fee $218 ($109/semester)
Books and Supplies $2,212
Food/Lodgings $14,984
Health Insurance (Estimated) $2,627
Personal and Miscellaneous $2,622
Travel $1,124
Public Transportation Fee $224 ($112/semester)
Technology Fee $430 ($215/semester)

Students will be charged tuition per semester for each semester in which they are enrolled.

Please Note:

  • Students who complete their program by the end of the second fall are charged for three semesters (Fall I, Spring I, and Fall II)
  • Students who complete their program by the end of the second spring are charged for four (Fall I, Spring II, Fall II, and Spring II).
  • Summer courses, if taken, are charged additional tuition at a per unit rate of $674.
  • Technology Fee, Activity Fee (for student activities such as the Graduate Student Organization) and Public Transportation Fee (access to the public transit) are standard required fees. 

The Carnegie Mellon University "Financial Statement," which must be completed by all foreign students, reflects the minimum estimated cost for a Carnegie Mellon graduate student.

Billing & Payment

All admitted students who return a Graduate Student Data Sheet to the INI to accept the admission offer are entered into the Carnegie Mellon Student Services System (S3). This system is the basis for class registration and tuition billing, among other online services.

Please Note: Students who receive tuition scholarships through the INI will not receive these funds directly. The INI will apply the tuition scholarship to the student's account.

The tuition billing and payment process for all INI students are handled centrally by Enrollment Services (The Hub).

Access the HUB 

Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all students. The estimated expense listed above is based on an individual student plan.

A foreign student who is married and whose spouse and children are in the United States with him/her is required to purchase the family plan health insurance. The current estimated cost for the family standard plan is $6,047 per year.

The health insurance rates listed are estimates only; the actual cost of student health insurance is set annually. Anyone enrolling in the university health insurance plan must pay the full premium at the time of registration.

All tuition bills include a charge for the least expensive of all the health insurance plans offered.

Students who already have health insurance comparable to the plans offered by Carnegie Mellon may submit a waiver form and have the charge removed from their tuition. Students may also upgrade their health insurance plan if they desire more coverage.

Visit Health Services website for more information