The Catholic University of America

Costs

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2017

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

FALL 2016 AND SPRING 2017

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 $20,900
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $21,425
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,655
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,710
  
In the Schools of Architecture & Planning and Engineering
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $21,170
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $21,690
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,655
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,710
  
In the School of Canon Law
per credit hour (up to but not exceeding $20,200) $1,650
  
In the School of Law
Full-time, per semester $23,650
Part-time, per credit hour $1,700
Non-degree practitioners and MLS program, per credit hour $1,000
Foreign LLM program, one-time fee (not tuition) TBA
  
In the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
per credit hour - Undergraduate $985
per credit hour - Graduate $1,035
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $905
*rate applies to fully-online programs only
In the School of Nursing
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,900
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $21,425
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,655
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,710
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $905
  *rate applies to fully-online programs only
In the National Catholic School of Social Service
Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $20,900
Full-time, per semester - Graduate $13,860
Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,655
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,065
Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate online programs* $905
   *rate applies to fully-online programs only
In Intensive English
per semester, regardless of credit hours $10,450
  
Professional and Off-Campus Programs
per credit hour (see Professional and Off-Campus Programs rate eligibility) $1,035

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MANDATORY FEES

Activities Fees (rates set by student government)
Undergraduate, full-time, per semester $118
Undergraduate, part-time, per semester $60
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 $250
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law, part-time, per semester $150
 
In the Columbus School of Law
Law Student Fee, Day Division, per semester $60
Law Student Fee, Evening Division, per semester $50
Student Bar Association Fee, per semester $50
 
In the School of Nursing
Undergraduate Curriculum Fee, per semester $123
Undergraduate Electronic Testing Fee $50

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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 $36
          Art Department Lost or Stolen Equipment Fee varies
     Columbus School of Law  
          Law School Transient Fee, per semester $600
     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 $12
          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 $123
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, Low $65
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, High $145
          NURS 258, 275C, 275D, 275L, 309, 370, 371, 375, 376C, 376D, 376L, 378, 420, 423, 424, 427, 430C, 430D, 430L, 480: Electronic Testing Fee $50
          NURS 427: NCLEX Review Course Fee $350
          NURS 480: HESI Exam Fee $150
          NURS 737D, 784D, 785D, 786D: Clinical Fee $500
     Psychology Department  
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, Low $65
          Malpractice Insurance Fee, High $145
          PSY 498: 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 $45
     Vatical Transmittal Fee (PhD in Philosophy & Ecclesiastical Degrees) $50
     Master's/Licentiate Thesis Microfilming Fee $50
Education Abroad Administrative Fees  
     CUA Rome Program, Fall semester $4,100
     CUA Rome Program, Spring semester $5,125
     CUA Affiliated Programs, per semester $5,125
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.
     CUA Exchange Programs varies
     CUA Sponsored Short-Term Programs varies
     Non-CUA Affiliated/Sponsored Program, one semester program $1,025
     Non-CUA Affiliated/Sponsored Program, two semester program $1,538
     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) $2,995
Student Medical Insurance, Spring semester only $1,845
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 $55
Non-degree, certificate programs, and summer-only applicants $25
Education Abroad $125
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 $600

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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 $4,212
Single with bath, per semester $4,603
Double, per semester $3,900
Double with bath, per semester $4,603
Triple, per semester $3,680
Triple with bath, per semester $4,342
Quad with bath, per semester $4,342
 
Millennium Halls
Apartment Single, per semester $5,441
Apartment Double, per semester $5,194
Single Suite A, per semester $5,194
Single Suites B & C, per semester $4,921
 
Opus Hall
Suite Single, per semester $5,194
Suite Double, per semester $4,921
   
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 $3,032
Anytime Gold, per semester $2,932
Anytime Silver, per semester $2,832
Block 175 Plan, per semester $2,540
Block 100 Plan, per semester $1,601
Block 75 Plan, per semester $1,109
Block 50 Plan, per semester $812
Block 25 Plan, per semester $508
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.