Howard University has a Cost of Attendance policy that addresses the cost of attendance components required to calculate a student’s federal, state, and institutional financial aid eligibility. Please note each cost of attendance component is not the actual bill that a student may receive from the Office of the Bursar. However, it is the total estimated cost a student may accrue to attend Howard University for the academic year. The cost of attendance components include tuition and fees, an estimated room and board allowance, and additional allowance such as books, supplies, personal, miscellaneous, transportation and loan fees. Howard University reviews, and if necessary, updates each cost of attendance component annually.

 

Howard University’s Cost of Attendance components are consisted of the following:

  • Tuition and Mandatory Institutional Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling full-time each semester per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.
  • Books and Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year.
  • Room and Board (housing and meal plans): A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Washington DC Metro Area while attending Howard University. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location.
  • Transportation: The transportation allowance is allocated for the expenses you incur traveling to and from Howard University. Federal regulations do not allow Howard University to include expenditures such as the purchase of a vehicle.
  • Other educational expenses: These expenses include miscellaneous items the student will purchase throughout the academic year that are related to your educational costs. The student’s actual miscellaneous expenses will vary from the budgeted average depending on your program.
  • Loan fees: Howard University calculates an average loan fee based on program level.

 

A student’s actual cost of attendance may vary due to factors such as:

  • Number of enrolled credit hours
  • Room and board choices
  • Degree program and plan
  • Personal and miscellaneous expense

 

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Undergradute Student

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $12,483 $24,966
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Other Fees** $300 $300
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $7,188 $14,376
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $922 $1,844
Total $24,063 $47,826
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Graduate Student

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $15,655 $31,309
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Other Fees** $525 $1,050
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $894 $1,788
Total $29,292 $58,583
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - MBA

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $17,508 $35,016
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Other Fees** $2,500 $5,000
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $894 $1,788
Total $33,120 $66,240
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - EMBA

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $13,180 $26,360
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees** $335 $670
Total $25,733 $51,466
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Dentistry (Budget Months Vary Based on Program and Year)

Item 4 Yr Dental Program Dental Pediatrics Dental Orthodontics Advanced Education in General Dentistry International Dental Program
Tuition*          
Mandatory Fees          
Other Fees**          
Books and Supplies          
Room and Board          
Travel and Personal          
Loan Fees***          
Total          
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance - Divinity

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $9,495 $18,990
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Books and Supplies $900 $1,800
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees** $858 $1,715
Total $22,521 $45,041
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Education

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $14,545 $29,090
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees** $894 $1,788
Total $27,657 $55,314
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Jusris Doctor (JD)

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition*    
Mandatory Fees    
Other Fees**    
Books and Supplies    
Room and Board    
Travel and Personal    
Loan Fees***    
Total    
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Master of Laws (LLM)

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition*    
Mandatory Fees    
Other Fees**    
Books and Supplies    
Room and Board    
Travel and Personal    
Loan Fees***    
Total    
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Medicine

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $22,627 $45,254
Mandatory Fees $1,012 $2,024
Other Fees** $650 $1,300
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $1,113 $2,226
Total $36,650 $73,300
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Nursing (Graduate)

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $15,273 $30,545
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Other Fees** $318 $635
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $894 $1,788
Total $28,702 $57,404
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Nursing (Undergraduate)

Item On-Campus Off-Campus Commuter (At Home)
Tuition* $24,966 $24,966 $24,966
Mandatory Fees $1,940 $1,940 $1,940
Other Fees** $0 $0 $0
Books and Supplies $1,900 $1,900 $1,900
Room and Board $14,376 $18,096 $0
Travel and Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $1,844 $1,844 $1,844
Total $47,526 $51,276 $33,180
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance - Pharmacy

Item 11-Month

Non-Traditional

12-Month

Tuition* $30,842 $25,905
Mandatory Fees $1,940 $1,940
Other Fees** $2,100 $2,100
Books and Supplies $1,900 $1,900
Room and Board $18,096 $18,096
Travel and Personal $2,500 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $2,226 $2,226
Total $59,604 $54,667
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision

 

2019-2020 (9-month) Average Cost of Attendance - Social Work

Item Per Semester Fall / Spring Semester
Tuition* $15,655 $31,309
Mandatory Fees $970 $1,940
Other Fees** $250 $500
Books and Supplies $950 $1,900
Room and Board $9,048 $18,096
Travel and Personal $1,250 $2,500
Loan Fees*** $858 $1,715
Total $28,980 $57,960
*Based on full-time enrollment per semester
**May vary based on year in program
***Loan fees vary based on PLUS loan credit decision