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Carnegie Mellon University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,310 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,880 tuition
$11,550 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$880 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$58,310 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,880 tuition
$11,550 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$880 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,620 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($6,516 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,320 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($22,620 avg)
47% get loans ($7,537 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.80% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.80% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$21,181,426
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,263 61%
Federal Grant Aid $6,516 15%
Pell Grants $4,183 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,972 12%
Institution Grant Aid $22,620 61%
State Grant Aid $2,320 4%
Student Loans $7,537 47%
Federal Loans $6,198 46%
Other Loans $17,232 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Carnegie Mellon University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
(412) 268-2000
http://my.cmu.edu/portal/site/admission/aid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $623
Out of State $623

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Theodore from Butler, PA
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    It's ridiculously expensive, but will all be worth it when you get a job with a great salary due to your attendance here.

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  • 4
  • Allyson from Arlington, TX
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    CMU is good about preparing you for the real world. If you keep in mind how you'll compete in the job market, you'll succeed after graduation. There are some people who majored in let's say art history and minored in cello performance and have a hard time getting a job and had to settle for job that's beneath their skill level. Instead, if you are interested in art, think of getting your minor in it and getting a major that has more job openings or vice versa. CMU is seriously so flexible with academics. If you are interested in writing and art or technology and music there is a major here for you. Just look through the course catalog and do your research. If you however are not getting a significant amount of fin aid, do not stress yourself out, go to a cheaper school or transfer in later. Some people pay almost the whole amount of tuition themselves and it is not worth it.

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  • 4
  • California Girl
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Well it is really expensive, so I better be getting my bang for the buck.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Tabernacle, NJ
  • Jan-11-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Sure it's a lot believe me I understand but this is your future, I've been putting money into an account since I started working which has been for as long as I can remember. But when you go to al college your going for more than a piece of paper, if you go to CMU than your going to be known as an alumni of one of the greatest school's in the world for technology. And of course the memories and people you meet will be with you for as long as you live.

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