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Carnegie Mellon University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,580 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,196 tuition
$13,270 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,114 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,580 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,196 tuition
$13,270 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,114 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$28,773 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
55% of students receive aid
11% get federal aid ($7,559 avg)
2% get state aid ($3,006 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($28,773 avg)
35% get loans ($8,011 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.20% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $30,614 50%
Federal Grant Aid $7,559 11%
Pell Grants $4,293 11%
Other Federal Grants $2,998 11%
Institution Grant Aid $28,773 50%
State Grant Aid $3,006 2%
Student Loans $8,011 35%
Federal Loans $6,196 35%
Other Loans $19,746 3%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $712
Out of State $712


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Aldrich from Princeton, NJ
  • Nov-18-2017 I am a current student here

    Carnegie Mellon is extremely expensive, and for me practically not affordable. Nevertheless, I chose to go here and I feel that the experiences and knowledge I have gained in this past couple months and will gain in the years to come will make the oodles of debt I am accumulating worth it.

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  • 4
  • katherine from pittsburgh, pa
  • Aug-05-2016 I am a current student here

    cmu is an expensive school, one of the most expensive universities you can go to. although the schooling is great, if money is an issue, i would strongly recommend looking at alternatives or schools within your state.

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  • 5
  • -M
  • Sep-15-2015 I am a current student here

    This could easily be a 3 if you let the years just fly by given the cost of the education. But if you commit to your studies, the rewards are very lucrative with a very high expected starting salary for grads.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous User from PA
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Carnegie Mellon is expensive, but that's because you're paying for an awesome education. I cannot recommend a better place to study - you will learn more here in a day than you ever thought was possible, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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