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Howard University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Washington, DC

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,720
Tuition and Fees
$28,440
Room and Board
$12,380
Books and Supplies
$1,900
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001448
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,477 (98.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,322 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,322 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$26,445
Need-Based Gift
Received by 705 (53.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,688
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 758 (57.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,384
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,320 (99.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
124 (8.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,085

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,593 (94.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,655 (83.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,655 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$22,591
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,799 (60.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,124
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,068 (65.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,304
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,056 (65.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
358 (6.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $29,709

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$23,507
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
29.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Donor-Based Institutional Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
306
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
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
53
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,651

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