$24,966

Tuition

$44,651

Cost of Attendance

$19,196

Net Price

Howard University Tuition and Fees

Howard University is a prominent educational institution known for offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in a wide assortment of streams, providing quality training to students. The tuition fees charged at HU is quite moderate compared to the expense of education at most institutions. As per the 2020 - 2021 official information, the average cost for the undergraduate courses offered at the university adds up to about $27,206, which includes the total tuition fees and other expenses. The housing costs $14,365, books and supplies cost $1,900, while the other expenses add up to $2,500.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$26,756$26,756
Book & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Room & Board cost$13,895$13,895
Other Expenses$2,500$2,500
Total Cost of Attendance$44,651$44,651

Coming to the cost of attendance, students need to understand that the tuition fee is just a single aspect of the expenses that come under the overall cost of attending the university. There are several other expenses that are involved in the cost of attending the university, which primarily includes housing, dining, textbooks, supplies, and the cost of living. For students attending the university, the total tuition and fees for one year add up to about $27,206. In addition, the students will be needed to pay an average expense of $1,900 for books and supplies, $14,365 toward room and boarding, and $2,500 for different other expenses in a year. So, the overall cost of attending HU comes out to be about $45,971 per year, according to the most recent information available.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$19,196

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$37,167

$30,001 to $48,000

$38,412

$48,001 to $75,000

$41,177

$75,001 to $110,000

$42,971

$110,000+

$43,189

The net cost of attending Howard University – the actual amount that students and their families are required to pay in a given year – varies depending on the candidate's annual family income. Generally, the higher the family income of the candidate, the higher is the net amount to be paid. While the actual net cost is subject to one’s family income bracket, the average net price is estimated to be $21,428 at HU. Candidates whose annual family income is less than $30,000 will have to pay a net amount of $37,757. For the individuals whose income is somewhere between $30,001 and $48,000, the amount comes to $39,858. Meanwhile, the net price stands at $42,870 for the $48,001-$75,000 income bracket and at $44,482 for an income between $75,001 and $110,000. This amount adds up to $44,624 for students whose annual family income is more than $110,000.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$26,756$26,756
Room & Board Cost$13,895$13,895
Total Tuition & Fees$40,651$40,651

At Howard University, the tuition and fees for students who are pursuing undergraduate courses are estimated to be around $27,206 in a year. Alongside that, they will likewise need to shell out around $14,365 toward their room and boarding charges. In view of this information, the estimated total cost for undergraduate students at HU adds up to $45,971.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$31,309$31,309
Fees$1,575$1,575

Now, coming to the tuition and fees charged for students seeking to pursue postgraduate courses at HU, the amount totals around $33,249. This sum includes their graduate tuition of $31,309 and the graduation fees of $1,940 as well.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$1,700
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$1,045

The total program cost divided by the total number of credit hours of the program – also called cost per credit hour – that the student has to pay to attend Howard University varies for graduate and undergraduate courses. The 2019-2020 fee structure places the cost per credit hour for graduate courses at $554 and the undergraduate cost per credit hour at $209. Howard University also offers a wide range of online programs across 120 different majors for students at present.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$13,895N/A
Other Expense$2,500N/A
Book & Supplies$1,500$1,500

As far as the housing and related charges at HU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $16,865 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. Moreover, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $14,365 toward the room and boarding charges. In addition to that, the candidates will have to pay an amount of about $1,900 for books and supplies. Meanwhile, the other expenses that one needs to plan for add up to $2,500 for on-campus students.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$13,895

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$2,500

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,500

Off Campus

$1,500

As far as the housing and related charges at HU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $16,865 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. Moreover, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $14,365 toward the room and boarding charges. In addition to that, the candidates will have to pay an amount of about $1,900 for books and supplies. Meanwhile, the other expenses that one needs to plan for add up to $2,500 for on-campus students.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Bachelors NA $1,045
Masters NA $1,900
Certificate NA $1,700
Certificate NA $1,700
Doctorate NA NA

Howard University offers 6 online programs across 4 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

As per official data, the current projected cost for a four-year bachelor's degree, along with the living expenses, at the university is estimated to be around $231,271. To note, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $21,428 for 2018-2019, $19,196 for 2017-2018, and $21,061 for 2016-2017.

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