The Catholic University of America

Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid

  

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Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015

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- Cost of Attendance -

The cost of attending a university is typically made up of two budgets: Tuition & Fees charged by the university and Living Expenses which varies according to living situation and spending habits. Students are encouraged to utilize the following information to plan and prepare for the cost of attending CUA Law School.


 

- University Bill -

Tuition charges are broken down by semester; fall semester charges are due in August and spring semester charges are due in January. The following is an example of a typical First Year Student's bills. Please note some fees are applied in the Fall and not in the Spring.

Full-Time Day Program

 

 

Estimated Fall '13 Bill

Estimated Spring '14 Bill

Tuition

$22,000.00

Tuition

$22,000.00

SBA Activity Fee

      $40.00

SBA Activity Fee

      $40.00

Technology Fee $150.00   Technology Fee $150.00

Law Student Fee

      $85.00

New Student Fee *

    $425.00

Health Insurance

  $2,244.00

TOTAL

 $24,944.00

TOTAL

 $22,190.00

* One-time fees for new students

 

Part-Time Evening Program

 

Estimated Fall '13 Bill

Estimated Spring '14 Bill

Tuition (10 credits)

$16,000.00

Tuition (11 credits)

$17,600.00

SBA Activity Fee

      $40.00

SBA Activity Fee

      $40.00

Technology Fee $95.00   Technology Fee $95.00

Law Student Fee

      $80.00

New Student Fee *

    $425.00

TOTAL

$16,640.00

TOTAL

 $17,735.00

* One-time fees for new students

 


 

- Living Expenses -

Financial aid is available to cover living expenses while attending CUA Law School. Students are encouraged to utilize our Planning Worksheet and our Spending Plan Worksheet to help assess their financial needs per academic year.

Estimated Living Expenses for 9 months for Full and Part Time Students:

Housing                                        $13,000

Food                                                4,000

Books                                              1,500

Transportation                                   1,000

Miscellaneous Expenses                   4,003

Total Estimated Living Expenses  $23,503



 

- Medical Insurance -

All full-time students (day program) are required to have health insurance coverage. CUA provides health insurance and will charge the student's account for this coverage (estimated at $1,650 for the 2013-2014 academic year) unless the student is covered under another policy and completes appropriate waiver procedures. The CUA Human Resources Office will inform students of waiver procedures in the summer prior to enrollment.

Please visit http://studentinsurance.cua.edu/ for more information. Further inquiries regarding health insurance should be addressed to Ms. Terry Fletcher-Shields in the Office of Human Resources at fletcher@cua.edu or 202-319-5262.



 

- Monthly Payment Plan -

CUA offers affordable payment plans to help meet tuition expenses. A monthly payment plan enables you to break your educational costs into monthly payments rather than pay for the entire semester in one lump sum. Payment options include a 10 month (June 1 to March 1) and 8 month (August 1 to March 1) plan for the school year. A 4 month semester-only plan is available for the Fall and Spring semesters; an 3 month semester-only plan for the Summer term is also available. The monthly payment plan is interest free. An enrollment fee is required to participate.

Please visit www.afford.com to enroll. For further information, please see this website.

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- Refunds -

Financial Aid allows for loan funds to be used towards living expenses. Loan funds will disburse into the student's CUA Account and pay off the existing balance. Funds left in excess will be forwarded to the student as a refund for living expenses.

The Direct Deposit Option is the quickest way to receive a refund. Sign up online via CardinalPay and have the funds directly deposited into your personal bank account. For more information about CardinalPay, please contact Enrollment Services (202-319-5300) or visit their this website which gives detailed information about CardinalPay.

Students not signed up for Direct Deposit will receive their refund in the form of a paper check, which may take 5-7 business days after a refund has been calculated.

 

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