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CUA Housing Costs

$9,220 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$6,800 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,000 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,150 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do CUA'S Room and Board Costs Compare to the National Average?

It is essential to understand all the expenses associated with attending college so you're able to plan appropriately. The cost of housing, meal plans, and supplies can really accumulate after four years (or more)! Prepare an effective budget by taking these costs into account.

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CUA Room and Board Expenses In 2021, students at CUA paid out $9,220 for housing and $6,800 for dining.

The following table outlines average expenses at Catholic University of America for both on-campus and off-campus housing, dining and other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$16,020$16,020
— Housing      $9,220
— Meals      $6,800
Other Living Expenses$3,150$4,950
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,000

Expected Total of $86,144 in Room & Board Over Four Years

In the past five years, CUA room and board have adjusted 3.0% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If present developments persist, incoming first year students in 2022 will spend about $20,695 in room, board and additional expenses for their first year of school. In their final year an undergraduate would pay somewhere around $21,241 for an associate degree, and $22,397 for a bachelor's degree.

The complete degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the sum will be somewhere around $86,144 for four years or $41,937 for two years.


* estimated

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More Details on Campus Living Arrangements

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether CUA does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity1,985

Campus Living Costs are Above Average

CUA on-campus living expenses cost students $20,170, which is over the average of $15,282.


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