2019-2020 Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance listed below references typical resident, commuter and off-campus undergraduate students. The academic year tuition charges are for full-time undergraduate students. A full-time student is one registered in a degree program and carrying a schedule of at least 36 units per semester. A student enrolled for less than 36 units per semester will be charged tuition on a per-unit basis. The university reserves the right to change its charges without notice.

Freshmen Entering Fall 2019

Per-unit tuition rate: $776

ResidentCommuter
Tuition55,81655,816
Orientation Fee (Fall semester only) 375 375
Activity Fee 264 264
Transportation Fee 224 224
Media Fee 10 10
Technology Fee 430 430
Room & Fees (1) 8,822 0
Dining (2) 6,150 3,075
Books/Supplies & Miscellaneous (3) 2,400 2,400
Travel Allowance (3, 4) 0 680
Totals$74,491$63,274
Undergraduate Students Who Entered Fall 2015-2018

Per-unit tuition rate: $776

ResidentCommuterOff-Campus
Tuition55,81655,81655,816
Activity Fee 264 264 264
Transportation Fee 224 224 224
Media Fee 10 10 10
Technology Fee 430 430 430
Room & Fees (1) 8,822 0 8,322
Dining (2) 6,150 3,075 6,150
Books/Supplies & Miscellaneous (3) 2,400 2,400 2,400
Travel Allowance (3, 4) 0 680 0
Totals$74,116$62,899$73,616

Footnotes:

1 All incoming freshmen are required to live on campus. Permission for freshmen to commute must be granted by Student Affairs. Off-campus room rate is estimated at resident room minus $500.

2 The commuter dining amount is based upon 14 meals per two weeks. Upperclass resident and off-campus dining is estimated; however, dining costs vary according to the plan chosen.

3 These expenses do not appear on the student account.

4 Travel allowance for resident and off-campus students varies based on home state.

Health Insurance

In addition, health insurance coverage is required at an estimated cost of $2,685/year. If a student is covered under a family's health plan, a waiver may be submitted to University Health Services for approval. View more details at www.cmu.edu/health-services/student-insurance.

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