Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School Doctoral Program

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

Unless a student has an external scholarship, the tuition and technology fee are paid by the Tepper School.


Fall 2024

spring 2025

Academic Year





Health Insurance ¹




Living Expenses - Housing $4,988 $4,988 $9,976
Living Expenses - Food $2,137 $2,137 $4,274
Books and Supplies $725 $725 $1,450
Travel Allowance $1,450 $1,450 $2,900
Misc. Personal Expenses $4,620 $4,620 $9,240
Activity Fee $119 $119 $238
Transportation Fee $128 $128 $256

Technology Fee ²

$230 $230 $460
Estimated Loan Fees* $750 $750 $1,500





*For students who borrow federal loans.

Technology Fee

The technology fee is paid only for the first five years in the program for students in good standing. The Tepper School also provides a laptop computer to Ph.D. students in their first year of study.

Health Insurance

If you elect to enroll in CMU's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), the university will cover 100 percent of the premium cost for your individual coverage. While you have the opportunity to purchase partner, spouse, or dependent coverage under the SHIP plan, the university's support will be limited to the individual coverage amount. Please note that if you wish to elect the required health insurance coverage under an alternative plan, you will not be eligible for the university support referenced here. In order to be eligible for the financial support, you must enroll in the SHIP program.