Carnegie Mellon University
January 13, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Sets Tuition and Fees for 2016-17

By Ken Walters / 412-268-1151 /

Carnegie Mellon University’s tiered undergraduate tuition rates will increase by 3.2 percent for the 2016-17 academic year. Graduate tuition rates are set at the program level.

“As is always our ambition, we make every effort to keep tuition increases at a reasonable level, recognizing that any increase adds to the significant financial investment being made by our students and their families,” said Vice President for Campus Affairs Michael Murphy in an email to the university community.

“We will continue making the institutional commitments that result in the highest quality student experience, both in and out of the classroom, studio and lab. In addition, we will maintain our commitment to raising funds, through Presidential Scholarships and Fellowships and other initiatives, to be as supportive as possible with financial aid support for our students,” Murphy said.

Tuition will be $51,196 for incoming undergraduate students and for those who entered in fall 2015, 2014 and 2013, and $50,690 for those who entered in fall 2012.

Room and board has been set at $7,780 (standard double room) and $5,490 (standard first-year meal plan).

Student fees for all Pittsburgh students include a $180 transportation fee and a $400 technology fee. Undergraduate fees include a $254 activity fee and a $10 media fee. The graduate student activity fee will be $210.

Coupled with the $270 orientation fee, the total increase in tuition, room, board and fees for incoming students is 3.28 percent.