August 2021

Dear Carnegie Mellon Students and Families:
Given the current cost of education, we want to ensure that we provide the appropriate services to students who suffer a serious illness or accident and must leave Carnegie Mellon before the semester is completed. In many instances, these circumstances mean the loss of time invested in course work and the loss of the semester's payments.

Carnegie Mellon's tuition insurance program, the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), can help minimize the financial portion of such a loss. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, specified fees, and room and dining charges. The anticipated insured amounts for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follows:

Who is Covered? What is Covered? Estimated Amount Covered
Undergraduate Students
Campus Resident
Tuition*, Fees (Activity, Technology, Transportation and Media), Room and Dining $74,674
Undergraduate Students
Off-Campus in Pittsburgh
Tuition* and Fees (Activity, Technology, Transportation and Media) $58,524
Undergraduate Students
Off-Campus outside of Pittsburgh
Tuition* and Fees (Activity, Technology, and Media) $58,280

*Based on typical full-time tuition rate. Actual tuition may vary.

This plan complements the university's Tuition Adjustment Policy and coverage assures up to a 75-percent refund throughout the semester. This is especially beneficial if a student must withdraw and later returns to repeat a semester.

Separately, you may refer to the Tuition Adjustment Policy on The HUB website at The fee policies on the website are applicable regardless of a student's enrollment in TRP.

Participation in TRP is entirely optional. We suggest that you carefully read the coverage section concerning the plan. It is vital that those who wish to participate online, submit their application by the first day of classes, August 30, 2021. Applications cannot be accepted after this date. If you have questions, please call A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. at 617-774-1555 or email


Kurt Steinmiller
Director, Student Accounts Office

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For cost and enrollment form click application.

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