2023 - 2024 New Undergraduate Student Costs

The final estimated cost of attendance for new students is available below and in your financial aid brochure. Continuing students should refer to their award letter for the latest Cost of Attendance.

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Your estimated out-of-pocket expenses are determined by deducting your total financial aid award from your projected expenses listed on your Financial Aid Offer Letter; except work-study. Your student status and enrollment level will determine your final costs. Budgets are provided for student planning purposes only, individual student bills will vary.

New U.S. Students - Estimated Cost of Attendance
Full-Time Cost of Attendance1

On-Campus/Off-Campus not
living with Parent (Dependent)

Off-Campus living
with Parent
Tuition2 (Base Allowance) $54,630 $54,630
Fee (Activity) Allowance $1,204 $1,204
Housing Allowance $11,020 N/A
Food Allowance $7,590 N/A
Direct Costs3,5 $74,444 $55,834
Off-Campus Housing Allowance4 $11,020 $3,796
Off-Campus Food Allowance4 $7,590 $7,590
Books Allowance $1,180 $1,180
Personal Allowance $2,420 $2,420
Transportation Allowance $980 $980
Estimated Loan Fees (if pursuing loans) $1,194 $1,194
Indirect Costs4 $5,774 $17,160
Total Cost* $80,218* $72,994*
1 Budgets are provided for student planning purposes only, individual student bills will vary.
2 Estimated tuition for engineering and architecture students is slightly higher at $55,310.
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. Indirect costs for students living off-campus without parents are $24,384.
5 New Students are charged a one-time New Student Fee that will be reflected on your bill. 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 your parent's) health plan. Updates to your Student Financial Aid budget are available upon request. The 2023-2024 insurance costs will be reflected on your student bill once determined. Visit https://catholic.edu/studentinsurance to learn more about student insurance and waiver request.
Important: For specific housing charges by hall and for each academic program's tuition and fees, please visit COMPLETE TUITION & FEE SCHEDULE
  • Prior Year 2022-2023 New Student

    New U.S. Students - Estimated Cost of Attendance
    Full-Time Cost of Attendance1

    On-Campus/Off-Campus not
    living with Parent

    Off-Campus living
    with Parent
    Tuition2 (Base Allowance) $53,040 $53,040
    Fee (Activity) Allowance $1,146 $1,146
    Room and Board Allowance $16,670 N/A
    Direct Costs3,5 $70,856 $54,186
    Off-Campus Room and Board Allowance4 $16,670 $7,080
    Books Allowance $1,000 $1,000
    Personal Allowance $2,250 $2,250
    Transportation Allowance $900 $2,700
    Estimated Loan Fees (if pursuing loans) $1,150 $1,150
    Indirect Costs4 $5,300 $14,180
    Total Cost* $76,156* $68,366*
    1 Budgets are provided for student planning purposes only, individual student bills will vary.
    2 Estimated tuition for engineering and architecture students is slightly higher at $53,700.
    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. Indirect costs for students living off-campus without parents are $21,970.
    5 New Students are charged a one-time New Student Fee of $450. 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. Updates to your Student Financial Aid budget are available upon request. The 2022-2023 insurance costs will be reflected on your student bill. Visit https://humanresources.catholic.edu/studentinsurance/index.html to learn more about student insurance and waiver request.
    Important: For specific housing charges by hall and for each academic program's tuition and fees, please visit COMPLETE TUITION & FEE SCHEDULE