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Catholic University of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,194 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,800 tuition
$13,820 on campus room & board
$838 books and supplies
$736 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$57,194 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,800 tuition
$13,820 on campus room & board
$838 books and supplies
$736 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,992 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,172 avg)
3% get state aid ($711 avg)
93% get institn'l aid ($18,992 avg)
64% get loans ($9,529 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.36% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.36% 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 $19,642 93%
Federal Grant Aid $5,172 13%
Pell Grants $4,081 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,880 8%
Institution Grant Aid $18,992 93%
State Grant Aid $711 3%
Student Loans $9,529 64%
Federal Loans $6,148 64%
Other Loans $20,108 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 $1,655
Out of State $1,655


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Tye
  • Jan-26-2017 I am a current student here

    It's a great school; but a bit expensive. So, have a solid financial plan. But, CUA does offer a need based aid to those who qualify -- utilize this scholarship if possible!

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  • 4
  • Emma from Lexington, KY
  • Oct-07-2015 I am a current student here

    It is an expensive school, but pretty good about scholarship money. It is an excellent school in just about every respect.

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  • 2
  • C
  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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