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COLLEGE PROFILE

Howard University

Washington, DC

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$43,126
Tuition and Fees
$23,970
Room and Board
$10,740
Books and Supplies
$3,000
Other Expenses
$5,416
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, deferred payment, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Not reported
Application Process
Application DeadlineFebruary 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001448
Free

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,280 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,138 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,116 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met146 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Award$15,555
Need-Based Gift
Received by 653 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,408
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 844 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,218
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 480 (43.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift129 (9.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,243
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants5,626 (93.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need5,085 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid5,010 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met580 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met75%
Average Award$15,268
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,048 (60.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,478
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,073 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,599
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,123 (42.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift366 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,012
Borrowing
2013 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of
2013 Graduates
$10,455
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
2.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Architecture, Military Science, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Theater/Drama, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Dance
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Memberships, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Religious Affiliation, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, International Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$3,739
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.26 3.52 542 543 524 23
Low 2.00 2.10 350 360 320 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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