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Can You Afford Catholic University of America?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at CUA’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $31,422 and $69,386

Feeling a little stressed about paying $69,386 to attend Catholic University of America each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for District of Columbia students, 97.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $27,232. Students from low-income families receive an average of $37,964 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$49,416
+ Room and board$15,820
+ Other expenses$4,150
Total cost$69,386
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$69,386
- Grants and scholarships$27,232
Net price$42,154
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$69,386
- Grants and scholarships$37,964
Net price$31,422
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at CUA.

Projected Costs Between $143,927 and $430,275 For a Four Year Degree. Between $69,198 and $208,072 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend CUA in 2020 - 2021 was $69,386. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.3% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $74,098 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $81,774 for a bachelor degree candidate ($76,573 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $311,576 over the course of four years ($150,672 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Catholic University of America

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*5.3%3.3%
Freshman year$33,934$46,767$74,098
Senior year$35,264$49,260$76,573
Total 2-year net price$69,198$96,027$150,672
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$26,362$36,583$57,400
Total monthly payment$796$1,105$1,734
Total amount paid$95,560$132,610$208,072
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*5.3%3.3%
Freshman year$33,934$46,767$74,098
Senior year$38,083$54,651$81,774
Total 4-year net price$143,927$202,564$311,576
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$54,831$77,169$118,699
Total monthly payment$1,656$2,331$3,586
Total amount paid$198,758$279,734$430,275

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Catholic University of America.

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