Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$34,240
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,108
$30k - $48k
$22,718
$48k - $75k
$26,848
$75k - $110k
$31,733
$110k+
$43,726
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,820
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,820
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,190
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,035
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,054
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$31,952
Students receiving state aid
11%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,232
Students receiving federal aid
8%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,054
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$56,596
$30k - $48k
$48,180
$48k - $75k
$41,778
$75k - $110k
$34,163
$110k+
$24,956
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$4,081,971
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$86,985,939

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
30%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,408
Students receiving federal loans
30%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,400
Average Other Loans Per Year
$23,579
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Tulane is expensive, but if you work hard in high school, they give out generous scholarships because this campus really needs good students, not just the rich ones.
Katy from San Antonio, TX
Tulane is a bit pricey, but they give out scholarships. We have some really nice facilities, like the library, gym (Reilly), and student union (LBC).
Samantha from Fort Worth, TX
Tuition is expensive, yes, but you are getting a wonderful education and wonderful contacts for after graduation. Tulane professors and staff have access to so many internships and career opportunities that they willingly share with students. The social life of campus is also very strong and there is never a dull moment. Financial Aid and scholarships are also available to students to assist with costs.
Lisa from Centennial, CO
Tulane is a private university, with a pretty good academic reputation which is only getting better, as the school is getting more and more applicants and can thus be more selective. It's been called a baby Ivy, and though I can't vouch for this statement's accuracy, I can say one thing: Tulane is expensive. Real expensive. They throw scholarships like candy to promising freshmen, but beware: tuition, as at most other institutions, is going up. As students progress, it's likely financial aid will decrease. As far as bang for your buck, it's a great school. If you have great grades and a enough money to go to your local state school, you're in the clear. Tulane will take care of you.
Cory from Spring, TX
A major issue--it's very expensive. However, 85% of students are on some form of aid, and Tulane is very generous.
Jennifer from Lakewood, NY
Like others have said, Tulane gives out a lot of scholarships. I got the Dean's Honor Scholarship, which covers all of tuition. It's due in December, so apply for that if you think it's an option. My sister is having almost all of her tuition covered by grants and merit scholarships. Now, that's not to say the other costs aren't high. On-campus housing and food plans are required the first two years, and they are expensive, but I figure they are expensive everywhere.

Bottom line, the school is seemingly expensive, but if you have the grades, they will throw scholarships at you (I think I only met one person who was paying full tuition). The school keeps getting rated more and more highly (due to gaming the system, I think, but whatever), so the impact of a degree from Tulane is only going to get better.
Rebecca from Williamsburg, VA
Unfortunately, Tulane's tuition is steep, and room and board are both expensive and below value, not to mention mandatory for even sophomores. It's also horribly obvious that a lot of funds are wasted by poor budgeting on the part of both the administration and the Associated Student Body. For a school with so many intelligent Business students, it seems financial planning is completely lacking, and financial aid is a nightmare.
Jonah from Baton Rouge, LA
Tulane is a very good university. It does cost a lot but is very worth it.
Amber from Holland, MI
It's no secret that Tulane is expensive. However, Tulane has a very large endowment that they use to offer students scholarships to make it more affordable.
Scott from Stillwater, MN

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