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Catholic University of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$52,534 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,320 tuition
$14,274 on campus room & board
$1,440 books
$500 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$52,534 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,320 tuition
$14,274 on campus room & board
$1,440 books
$500 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,400 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($4,922 avg)
4% get state aid ($692 avg)
92% get institn'l aid ($17,400 avg)
68% get loans ($8,316 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.91% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.91% 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 $18,024 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,922 12%
Pell Grants $3,760 12%
Other Federal Grants $1,897 8%
Institution Grant Aid $17,400 92%
State Grant Aid $692 4%
Student Loans $8,316 68%
Federal Loans $5,495 67%
Other Loans $18,549 11%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 R R
- R
$3,000 R R
- Y
- Y
- N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: April 10
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Catholic University of America offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,420
Out of State $1,420


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
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  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    This University (academically, administratively, and campus wise) is not worth the money. BUT, the Washington, DC location is worth the money and the opportunities that are in DC are worth every penny.

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  • Shay from West Rutland, VT
  • Feb-07-2014 I am a current student here

    College costs an arm and a leg. However, being here has done nothing but brought out the best in me and help me discover myself. I absolutely love it and I think I am making the experience worth every penny.

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  • 3
  • Danielle from Warminster, PA
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is very nice and the campus is aesthetically pleasing, but it is rather overpriced. The gym is small and lacks a lot of equipment and the cafeteria is not the best and there is only one on campus. On the other hand, the dorms are good, the classrooms are clean and comfortable, and the laundry is free.

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  • 3
  • Isabelle from Cumberland Foreside, ME
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Catholic charges a lot of money and sometimes I feel like the students get the short end of the stick. The food could be a lot better, the library just recently opened for 24 hours a day except on the weekends, the only place on campus to get coffee is Starbucks (limited hours on weekends), and the advisors in most of the majors are eh and many often don't help much at all.

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