Our costs are competitive with other private national research institutions. The value of a Catholic University of America education is incomparable.

In 2021–22,


of first-year students received scholarships and/or grants directly from Catholic University.

In 2021–22,


is the average tuition and room-and-board cost after scholarships and grants to first-year students.


2022–2023 Undergraduate Tuition and Room and Board (First-Year Students, Fall 2021 and later)

Tuition* $53,040
Mandatory Fees $1,146
Room and Board $16,670
Direct Cost $70,856
  • *Tuition for students in Architecture and Engineering is $53,700.

Catholic University offers a comprehensive financial aid program that includes need-based aid, scholarships, federal work-study, and other forms of financial assistance.

Full cost of attendance for undergraduate students

Full cost of attendance for graduate students


Undergraduate Financial Aid

Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance

Phone: 202-319-5307
Fax: 202-319-5573
Inquiry Email: financial-aid@cua.edu
Documents Email: cua-faforms@cua.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

Contact Your Graduate School of Interest

Merit-based assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are administered through the school and/or department in which you intend to study. Application requirements and deadlines vary by individual graduate program. 
View contact information for each school