Cost of college went up for all students at Catholic University of America

Tuition and fees rose 3.6 percent for 2017-18 at Catholic University of America, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.6 percent for 2017-18 at Catholic University of America, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

District of Columbia students paid $44,060 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,524 more than the $42,536 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 842 students received grants or scholarships totaling $18.31 million and 544 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.09 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,953 students used grants or scholarships totaling $60.03 million. Another 1,868 took out $13.07 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~122
$39,726
$40,932
$42,536
$44,060
10.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Catholic University of America in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
127
14%
$679,916
$5,354
State / local grant or scholarship
27
3%
$29,852
$1,106
Institutional grants or scholarships
835
92%
$17,604,878
$21,084
Grant or scholarship aid total
842
93%
$18,314,646
$21,751
Federal student loans
525
58%
$3,057,995
$5,825
Other student loans
104
12%
$2,035,881
$19,576
Student loan aid
544
60%
$5,093,876
$9,364
Total student aid
859
95%

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