Carnegie Mellon University

2018-2019 University Fees

Carnegie Mellon University assesses several fees to most incoming and current students. A brief description of these fees are below, along with the cost per semester and assessment requirements.

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2018-19 COST PER SEMESTER: MANDATORY FOR:
The student activities fee is used to cover student programming and events on campus. Pittsburgh campus:
  • Undergraduate - $131
  • Graduate - $108
Qatar campus:
  • Undergraduate - $108
Silicon Valley campus:
  • Graduate - $108
Heinz College LA:
  • Graduate - $108
Heinz College DC:
  • Graduate - $108
All undergraduate, graduate, and incoming exchange students registered for 19 or more units studying in Pittsburgh, Qatar, or Silicon Valley.
EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2018-19 COST PER SEMESTER: MANDATORY FOR:
The media fee is assessed to undergraduate students only to support the newspaper program. Pittsburgh campus:
  • Undergraduate - $5

All undergraduate students studying in Pittsburgh. This includes incoming exchange students.

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2018-19 COST PER SEMESTER: MANDATORY FOR:
The technology fee is used to support information technology, software licensing, and the Andrew email system. All student levels - $210 All students, except for those studying in Adelaide, Australia.


EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2018-19 COST PER SEMESTER: MANDATORY FOR:

The transportation fee is used to support students' local transportation needs.

In Pittsburgh, this provides students with unlimited access to the local Port Authority Transit (PAT) system as well as the Carnegie Mellon University Shuttle and Escort Service.

Pittsburgh campus:
  • Undergraduate - $108
  • Graduate - $108

All undergraduate, graduate, and incoming exchange students studying in Pittsburgh.

 

In Silicon Valley, this provides students with unlimited access to Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and light rail lines in Santa Clara County, as well as Cal Train passes.

Silicon Valley Campus:
  • Graduate - $108

All undergraduate, graduate, and incoming exchange students studying in Silicon Valley.

In Washington DC, the WMATA's UPass program will provide MSPPM-DC track students with unlimited metro access during the academic year at a significantly reduced rate. Heinz in Washington
  • Graduate - $116

All Heinz students studying in Washington DC. 

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2018-19 COST: MANDATORY FOR:
The orientation fee is a one-time fee for all incoming freshmen and transfer students to cover orientation costs and programming. Pittsburgh campus:
  • Incoming Undergraduates - $313 (one-time fee)
Qatar campus:
  • Incoming Undergraduates - $313 (one-time fee)

All first-time undergraduate students.  This includes incoming freshmen and transfer students.