2017-2018 Graduate

U.S. Graduate Students
Estimate Full-Time Cost of Attendance1 On Campus Off Campus
Tuition2(Base Allowance) $44,400 $44,400
Fee(Activity) Allowance $620 $620
Room and Board Allowance $16,372 N/A
Direct Costs3 $60,773 $45,020
Off-Campus Room Allowance6 N/A $16,372
Books Allowance $668 $668
Personal Allowance $2,322 $2,322
Transportation Allowance $2,284 $2,284
Estimated Loan Fees (if pursuing loans) $1,052 $1,052
Indirect Costs4 $6,326 $22,698
Total cost $67,099* $67,718*
1 Budgets are provided for student planning purposes only, individual student bill will vary.
2 Estimated tuition for engineering and architecture students is slightly higher at $43,380. Estimated tuition for NCSSS is $27,720. Estimated tuition for Canon Law (9 credits per semester) is $29,700.
3 Direct Costs are charges that are billed directly to the student by the university.
4 Indirect Costs are expenses that are not directly billed to the student by the university.
6 If living with parent, your "Off-Campus Room Allowance" is reduced to cover only Board. ($3,116 Food)
* Figures do not include the cost of CUA Health Insurance which you may be required to purchase if you are not already covered by your own (or parent) health plan. Update to your Student Financial Aid budget available upon request. Cost is $2,720 per year, billed once during Fall Semester if attending both Fall and Spring. If only Spring semester then $1,525.
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