2022 - 2023 New Undergraduate Student Costs

The final estimated cost of attendance for new students is available below and in your financial aid brochure.

Download our financial aid planner to calculate your estimated out-of-pocket expenses

Your estimated out-of-pocket expenses are determined by deducting your total financial aid award from your cost of attendance listed on your Financial Aid Award Notice. Your student status and enrollment level will determine your final costs. Budgets are provided for student planning purposes only, individual student bills will vary.

Please email us if you are looking for prior year estimated costs of attendance. 

  • New Undergraduate Student Estimated Cost of Attendance

    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 are to be determined. 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