Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College program costs and financial aid opportunities are listed below.

Please find the 2020 program costs below. Summer Academy for Math and Science will remain a no-cost program.

 

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

 $9,289 

3-week option

 $6,035

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

 $6,761 

3-week option

$4,704

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, supply kit, and university fees.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

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Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

 $9,409 

3-week option

$6,030 

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

 $6,881 

3-week option

$4,699

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, supply kit, and university fees.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

3-week option

$6,099

 

Commuter Costs:

3-week option

$4,768

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, and university fees.

All students are responsible for books and supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

$9,259

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

$6,731

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, supply kit, and university fees.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

$9,361

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

$6,833

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, supply kit, and university fees.

All students are responsible for some additional supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

$8,860

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

$6,332

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, and university fees.

All students are responsible for books and supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

$9,868

 

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

$7,340

 

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, and university fees.

All students are responsible for books and supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$0 

*Deposit:

 $100 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be added to your student account to be used for recreational expenses during the program.

Resident Costs:

There is no cost for tuition, housing, nor dining for students admitted to the Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS).

Students will be responsible for books, supplies, transportation and recreational expenses. There are a limited number of funds available for transportation or book costs. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

2 Courses 

$10,868

Commuter Costs:

2 Courses 

$8,340

1 Course

 $5,440

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, and university fees.

All students are responsible for books and supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Fees:

Application Fee:

$50

*Deposit:

 $800 

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable

Note: Your paid deposit will be deducted from the program cost

Resident Costs:

6-week option

$9,000

Commuter Costs:

6-week option

$6,472

Program costs include tuition, housing, dining, and university fees.

All students are responsible for books and supplies.

Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more

Scholarship Information

Full scholarships covering tuition, housing, and dining are available to students demonstrating financial need. You can elect to be considered for a scholarship within the online application.

Please note: Scholarships have limited availability and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. International students are not eligible for scholarships.

 Scholarship Policy:

Students applying for a scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 6-week residential program participant (or 3-week residential Computational Biology participant)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Available to attend the entirety of the program
  • Preference will be given to students who meet at least one of the following requirements of economic need: 
    • Students who have received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
    • Students who are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
    • Students whose family income falls within the Income Eligiblity Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
    • Students who are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families. (e.g. TRIO programs such as Upward Bound)
    • Students whose family receives public assistance.
    • Students who live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are homeless.
    • Students who are a ward of the state or an orphan.
    • Students who can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader.

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, students can spend anywhere from $250-$350 during their 6-week stay. This is dependent on what students want to purchase. 19 meals per week are covered through the dining plan, but if students choose to eat off-campus, they may want some spending money. Students may also want to purchase souvenirs at the bookstore or in nearby shopping areas. Spending money is not required, but if students choose to make purchases, they may want to bring some spending money.

Typically the best way to get cash to students is by sending them with an ATM card. There are PNC Bank and Citizens Bank ATMS located in the Cohon University Center.

* It is highly recommended that students not bring large sums of cash. If students do have cash, we recommend that they always keep it with them or under lock and key. 

Typical charges may include:

  • Any medical expenses not covered by insurance either from University Health Services or outside medical facilities
  • Library fines for late or lost items
  • Off-campus trip tickets
  • Any school supplies that are not covered as part of the program cost
  • Transportation from your home to campus and back
  • Private music lessons