Carnegie Mellon tuition to rise nearly 3 percent next fall |

Carnegie Mellon tuition to rise nearly 3 percent next fall

Deb Erdley

Tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is edging closer to $50,000 a year.

CMU on Tuesday announced tuition for incoming freshman and sophomores will increase 2.9 percent next fall to $48,030 a year, or two semesters.

Michael Murphy, vice president for campus affairs, announced the tuition increases in an email, saying the “relatively modest increase” holds to the school’s goals of containing costs and managing resources.

In addition to tuition, the email cited freshman costs of $7,280 for a standard double room and $5,120 for a standard meal plan, as well as a $120 transit fee, $380 technology fee, $246 activity fee and $10 media fee.

The university, which charges variable tuition rates for upper classmen, set tuition for students who entered in fall 2012 at $47,560 per year while those who enrolled in 2010 and 2011 will face tuition of $47,110 per year next fall.

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