Carnegie Mellon University

2024-2025 University Fees

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

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Undergraduate Student Fees

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-24 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The student activities fee is used to cover student programming and events on campus. $154 / $308 All locations
Beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year, there will be no media fee included in the cost of attendance.
EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-24 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The technology fee is used to support information technology, software licensing, and the Andrew email system.

$235 / $470

All locations

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-25 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:

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

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

$131 / $262

All locations

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-24 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The first-year experience fee is used to cover orientation costs and programming. 

$305 / $610

Incoming first-year undergraduates and incoming transfer students at all locations

Graduate Student Fees

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-25 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The student activities fee is used to cover student programming and events on campus.

$122 / $244

Students registered for 19 or more units studying in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, Heinz College LA, and Heinz College DC
EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-25 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The technology fee is used to support information technology, software licensing, and the Andrew email system. $235 / $470 All locations


EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-25 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): 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.

$131 / $262

Pittsburgh campus

 

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.

$131 / $262

Silicon Valley location

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 DC campus: $140 / $280

All Heinz students studying in Washington DC. 

Certificate Student Fees

EXPLANATION OF FEE: 2024-25 COST (SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR): MANDATORY FOR:
The technology fee is used to support information technology, software licensing, and the Andrew email system. $235 / $470

All locations

Important: On a per-program basis, certificate students may be assessed other fees and should contact their department directly. 

Prior Year Fees