The Catholic University of America

Costs

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Summer Session 2016

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

 

FALL 2015 AND SPRING 2016

TUITION

Full-time rates are charged for enrollment of 12 or more credits for undergraduate students, 12 or more credits for Columbus School of Law students, and 8 or more credits for graduate students.

Students enrolled in joint degree programs with the law school are billed standard law school tuition rates for the entirety of their joint degree program and are considered law school students for the purposes of student financial aid and student loans.

Students enrolled in joint degree graduate programs where the tuition rates for the individual schools differ are billed at the higher tuition rate for the entirety of their joint degree program and are considered students in the higher tuition rate school for the purposes of student financial aid and student loans. 

In the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Music, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,200
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $20,700
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,600
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,650
  
In the Schools of Architecture & Planning and Engineering
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,450
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $20,960
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,600
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,650
  
In the School of Canon Law
per credit hour (up to but not exceeding the full-time, per semester rate for the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Library & Information Science, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies) $1,650
  
In the School of Law
Full-time, per semester $22,950
Part-time, per credit hour $1,660
Non-degree practitioners and MLS program, per credit hour $1,000
Foreign LLM program, one-time fee (not tuition) $9,800
  
In the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
per credit hour - Undergraduate $950
per credit hour - Graduate $1,000
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $875
*rate applies to fully-online programs only
In the School of Nursing
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,200
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $20,700
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,600
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,650
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $875
  *rate applies to fully-online programs only
In the National Catholic School of Social Service
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,200
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $13,390
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,600
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,030
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $875
   *rate applies to fully-online programs only
In Intensive English
per semester, regardless of credit hours $10,100
  
Professional and Off-Campus Programs
per credit hour (see Professional and Off-Campus Programs rate eligibility) $1,000

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MANDATORY FEES

Activities Fees (rates set by student government)
Undergraduate, full-time, per semester $116.00
Undergraduate, part-time, per semester $58
Graduate (non-Law), per semester $50
  
New Student Fee (assessed in first semester only)
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law $425
Certificate, Non-Degree, Credit Non-Affiliated (Workshops & High School programs) and Summer-only students $100
 
Technology Fee
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law, full-time, per semester $150
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law, part-time, per semester $95
 
In the Columbus School of Law
Law Student Fee, Day Division, per semester $50
Law Student Fee, Evening Division, per semester $45
Student Bar Association Fee, per semester $45
 
In the School of Nursing
Undergraduate Curriculum Fee, per semester $120

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MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Academic Fees
Audit Fees
     Law School Audit Fee (Law School Alumni only), per class $1,000
     Post-Doctoral Audit Fee, per class $1,000
Course & Department Fees
     Art Department  
          Art Department Course Fee $35
          Art Department Lost or Stolen Equipment Fee varies
     Columbus School of Law  
          Law School Transient Fee, per semester $500
     Modern Languages Department  
          Language Instructional Fee $55
     School of Music  
          Dance Class Fee $180
          Lost Sheet Music Fee varies
          Music Instruction Fee: 1 credit undergraduate required MUPI course $150
          Music Instruction Fee: 1 credit graduate required MUPI course $125
          Music Instruction Fee: 2 credit required MUPI course $185
          Music Instruction Fee: 3 credit required MUPI course $275
          Music Instruction Fee: 1 credit undergraduate elective MUPI course $275
          Music Instruction Fee: 1 credit graduate elective MUPI course $225
          Music Instruction Fee: 3 credit elective MUPI course $525
          Music Locker Rental Fee: Large, per year $15
          Music Locker Rental Fee: Medium, per year $15
          Music Locker Rental Fee: Small, per year $10
          Music Locker Rental Fee: Instrument, per year $25
          Music Practice Room Fee: Grand Piano/Schudi Organ/Harpsichord, per semester (5 hours per week) $60
          Music Practice Room Fee: Upright Piano/Organ, per semester (5 hours per week) $50
          Music Practice Room Fee: St. Vincent's Chapel/Harp. Room, per year (key deposit) $60
          Music Recital Fee, per recital $65
     School of Nursing  
          Clinical Laboratory Fee $120
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, Low $65
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, High $145
          NURS 427: NCLEX Review Course Fee $350
          NURS 480: HESI Exam Fee $120
     Psychology Department  
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, Low $65
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, High $145
          Psychology Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination Fee $30
     National Catholic School of Social Service  
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, Low $65
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, High $145
Dissertation and Thesis Fees
     Doctoral Dissertation Processing Fee $40
     Vatical Transmittal Fee (PhD in Philosophy & Ecclesiastical Degrees) $50
     Master's/Licentiate Thesis Microfilming Fee $50
Education Abroad Administrative Fees  
     CUA Rome Program, per semester $5,000
     Hong Kong Engineering Exchange Program, per semester $330
     London Dramatic Academy Program, per semester $5,000
     CUA Affiliated Programs not listed above, per semester varies - contact CUAbroad
Note: A portion of the above Education Abroad fees is paid directly to CUAbroad as a program deposit.  The remaining balance is billed to the student account.
     Non-CUA Affiliated Program, one semester program $1,000
     Non-CUA Affiliated Program, two semester program $1,500
     Program Cancellation Fee varies - contact CUAbroad
Placement Test Fees
Intensive English Placement Test Fee $75
Language Placement Test Fee $75
 
Administrative Fees
Graduation Fee $150
Health Services Fees varies
ID Card Replacement Fee $30
Parking varies
Re-Admission Fee $100
Returned Check Fee $75
Student Medical Insurance, per year (billed in full in the Fall semester) $2,612
Student Medical Insurance, Spring semester only $1,605
Note: Enrollment in the CUA Student Medical Insurance plan is required for all domestic students enrolled in 12 or more credits and all international students (regardless of the number of credits enrolled) unless an online coverage waiver is completed by the published deadline.  Additional information on the student medical insurance plan and instructions for waiving coverage are available here as well as at the Student Medical Insurance webpage.
 
Application Fees (these fees do not bill or credit to the student account)
Undergraduate and Graduate (non-law) degree programs $60
Non-degree, certificate programs, and summer-only applicants $25
Education Abroad $100
Intensive English $25
   
Registration Deposits (these fees do not bill to the student account and are non-refundable)
Undergraduate, Residential $500
Undergraduate, Commuter $300
Graduate (non-Law) $300
Law $500
Law, deferred admissions $500

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LATE FEES

Late Registration Fee (for initial registration on or after the first day of the term) $75
Late Enrollment Fee (for initial registration after the final drop/add deadline) $500
Late/Incomplete Immunization Record Fee (see Student Health Services webpage for details) $100
  
Late Payment Charges
Payment is due by the published due date each term.  Unpaid balances are subject to late payment fees and interest charges as outlined here.
Late Fee (assessed once per term on outstanding term balance) 5%
Interest (assessed on the 15th of each month on entire outstanding balance) 18% per annum
   

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HOUSING

Housing charges are per semester and include cable T.V. connection, laundry, and internet services.  Additional information is available through the Office of Housing Services.
Fees
Housing deposit for continuing students (not billed to the student account) $500
Housing Cancellation Fee (outlined in the Residence Hall & Dining Services Agreement) $500-$1,000
Lockout & Key Replacement Fees varies
Room & Common Area Damage Fees varies
 
Centennial Village and Caldwell, Flather, Gibbons, Regan, Ryan, and Seton Halls
Single, per semester $4,070
Single with bath, per semester $4,447
Double, per semester $3,768
Double with bath, per semester $4,447
Triple, per semester $3,556
Triple with bath, per semester $4,195
Quad with bath, per semester $4,195
 
Millennium Halls
Apartment Single, per semester $5,257
Apartment Double, per semester $5,018
Single Suite A, per semester $5,018
Single Suites B & C, per semester $4,755
 
Opus Hall
Suite Single, per semester $5,018
Suite Double, per semester $4,755
   
Note: Not all room types are available in each hall.  Refer to the Residence Hall Information webpage for descriptions of available room types in specific halls.  Additional per diem charges will be assessed to those graduate and law students approved to reside on campus outside of normal contractual periods.

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BOARD

In University dining halls, per semester.  Additional information is available through Dining Services.
Meal Plans
Anytime Platinum, per semester $2,940
Anytime Gold, per semester $2,840
Anytime Silver, per semester $2,740
Block 175 Plan, per semester $2,470
Block 100 Plan, per semester $1,560
Block 75 Plan, per semester $1,080
Block 50 Plan, per semester $790
Block 25 Plan, per semester $498
Note: Residential Freshmen and Sophomores are required to select an Anytime meal plan.

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Rates for prior terms can be found here.