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Howard University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$39,688 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,419 tuition
$13,280 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$1,489 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$39,688 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,419 tuition
$13,280 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$1,489 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,003 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($5,017 avg)
3% get state aid ($962 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($21,003 avg)
56% get loans ($7,846 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.20% 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 $20,404 74%
Federal Grant Aid $5,017 48%
Pell Grants $4,736 47%
Other Federal Grants $3,861 4%
Institution Grant Aid $21,003 61%
State Grant Aid $962 3%
Student Loans $7,846 56%
Federal Loans $6,150 54%
Other Loans $20,041 5%

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 $980
Out of State $980


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Anon
  • Apr-12-2018 I am a current student here

    not worth it if your not on scholarship

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  • 4
  • Nadine-Marie from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Nov-03-2017 I am a current student here

    Howard is reasonably priced tuition wise. Stay in touch with the registrar, financial aid, and your department for potential scholarships. For the level of education you are receiving you're getting your moneys worth and more.

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  • 3
  • there's ups and downs
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    like i said howard is what you make of it. if you stay in your dorm and complain about everything and aren't on top of your stuff sure it will suck. but if you go out and have fun and make friends and do your work and take advantage of all your opportunities, it definitely is. howard teaches you to be an adult and a lot of people can't take it. *shrugs*

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  • 5
  • amiyah from buffalo, ny
  • May-01-2016 I am a current student here

    the loans, the debt and the frustration is worth it. howard gives each student a priceless experience and knowledge for life.

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  • 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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