2017 - 2018 Undergraduate

U.S. Students
Estimate Full-Time Cost of Attendance1 On Campus Off Campus
Tuition (Base Allowance) $43,300 $43,300
Fee (Activity) Allowance $760 $760
Room and Board Allowance $14,316 N/A
Direct Costs $58,000 $44,060
Off-Campus Room and Board Allowance N/A $14,316
Books Allowance $838 $838
Personal Allowance $2,070 $2,070
Transportation Allowance $1,198 $1,198
Estimated Loan Fees (if pursuing loans) $1,120 $1,120
Indirect Costs $5,226 $19,542
Total Cost $63,602 $63,602
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 $43,860.
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 New Students are charged a one-time New Student Fee of $425. Only charged upon a student's first semester. Not included in the figures above.
* Figures do not include the cost of Catholic University 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 $3,352 per year, billed once during Fall Semester if attending both Fall and Spring. 
Important: For specific housing charges by hall and for each academic program's tuition and fees, please visit COMPLETE TUITION & FEE SCHEDULE

Important Notes

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Semesters

Summer Sessions 2017

Refunds of student account charges are issued in accordance with the university policy outlined here.

Refunds for students in Catholic University's online-only programs are outlined here.

An optional tuition refund plan is offered through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. that supplements the refund policy of The Catholic University of America. Those enrolled in the plan are assured a refund even though the University's own refund policy may have expired at the time of withdrawal. Information on the optional refund plan can be found here.

Information for tuition and fees for prior terms can be found here.