Cost of Attendance
The MIIS program is a component of the CMU School of Computer Science. Tuition rates are listed as a fall/spring per-semester tuition. These figures typically increase every academic year. New students should factor in an approximately 5 percent increase per year into any budget computation. No tuition or fees are charged during the summer semester while you complete your summer internship. You must take at least 36 units per semester to be considered a full-time student, including for VISA purposes. You must also provide your own laptop.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is set at $55,800, plus various fees. You can see a breakdown of fees for the School of Computer Science here. Please bear in mind that the tuition listed there is only an estimate; each program sets their tuition individually.
The MIIS program does not offer financial assistance, but our students find various ways to finance their education, including external scholarships, loans, university employment or payment in full. Many organizations award external scholarships for Carnegie Mellon students, and U.S. citizens may also finance the cost of education through government-secured Stafford Loans. For more information on graduate student financial aid please visit the financial aid website.
All students regardless of their program are eligible for the Emergency Student Loan, which is an interest-free and emergency-based loan repayable within 30 days. It is available through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs; students may apply for the loan by stopping into the Student Affairs Office, Warner Hall 301, or by calling (412) 268-2075 for an appointment.
Office of the Dean of Students Emergency Support Funding
Graduate students who find themselves in need of immediate funds for emergency situations should contact the Office of the Dean of Students to inquire about the types of emergency funding available to enrolled students.