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Howard University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$39,143 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,450 tuition
$13,460 on campus room & board
$3,000 books and supplies
$1,233 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$39,143 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,450 tuition
$13,460 on campus room & board
$3,000 books and supplies
$1,233 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,094 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,881 avg)
2% get state aid ($889 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($18,094 avg)
66% get loans ($8,509 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.92% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.92% 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 $18,148 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,881 47%
Pell Grants $4,567 47%
Other Federal Grants $3,714 4%
Institution Grant Aid $18,094 63%
State Grant Aid $889 2%
Student Loans $8,509 66%
Federal Loans $6,872 66%
Other Loans $19,758 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: August 1
Does Howard University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059-0001
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $895
Out of State $895


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Addison from Cary, NC
  • Oct-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I know it seems expensive for college but most universities in the area are almost double.

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  • 4
  • Tylar
  • Jun-17-2015 I am a current student here

    For the most part, I think I do get the most bang with my buck but i've always thought that there was more ways they could utilize their money to do more things around campus in reference to some particular things.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly, unless you have a university scholarship, it's not worth it. Not because the academics are bad, but there are a lot cheaper places to go for similar quality.

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  • 2
  • Elle, Maryland
  • Nov-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Expensive but no one is quite sure where that money actually goes because the buildings are out dated, everything costs us money, and so few is impressive.

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