Carnegie Mellon University

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are updated annually in the Spring semester. Please visit the CMU Graduate Tuition website for more details.

Information on graduate financial aid is available through CMU student financial services. Applications are accepted year-round, but the preferred deadline for financial aid applications is February 15.

The MITS program offers scholarships upward from $5,000 based on undergraduate academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Please note that the MITS program also supports applicants/awardees of external scholarship programs, including the following:

  • DoD SMART Scholarship (deadline annually in December)
    SMART Scholars are provided with the tools required to pursue their STEM education and begin their career in a prestigious civilian position with the Department of Defense (DoD).
  • GEM Fellowship (deadline annually in November)
    GEM offers MS and PhD level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation.
  • BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship (deadline April 15)

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. 

Funding for US Military and Veterans: MITS welcomes applications from veterans and those currently serving in the US Military. MITS offers a limited number of scholarships every year for graduates from select US military academies. In addition, the University Registrar's Office provides services to veterans and their dependents who are eligible for Veterans Education Benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill.

CMU also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those who are 100 percent eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In order to use Veterans Education Benefits, you must be an admitted Carnegie Mellon student (graduate or undergraduate). Veterans Affairs determines the amount of benefits a student can receive; therefore, we cannot estimate benefit amounts. Please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551 to find out the amount you are eligible to receive.