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CAU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Clark Atlanta University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$2,704
Room and Board $10,222
Other Expenses Budget$3,312

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Clark Atlanta University is $21,308. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $10,222. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,900 for books and supplies plus $2,704 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $3,312 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Clark Atlanta University on a full-time basis is $39,446 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Clark Atlanta University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Clark Atlanta University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$33,219
$30,001 to $48,000$34,229
$48,001 to $75,000$36,906
$75,001 to $110,000$39,081

The average reported annual net price for Clark Atlanta University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $29,100 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Clark Atlanta University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,094 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 89% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,948 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,391.

Finanical Aid Clark Atlanta University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,094 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,300 41%
Pell Grants $4,969 72%
Other Federal Grants $2,607 6%
State and Local Grants $3,436 21%
Federal Student Loans $5,948 89%
Other Student Loans $12,391 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Clark Atlanta University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $98,612. The loan balance of $98,612 is a four year multiple of the $24,653 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,045 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $98,612
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,045.45
Total Interest Paid $26,842.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $125,454.16

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $39,446
2 $40,013
3 $40,588
4 $41,171

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Clark Atlanta University to be $157,784 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Clark Atlanta University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $888 $2,664 $3,552

Estimated cost for a class at Clark Atlanta University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Clark Atlanta University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Clark Atlanta University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138947 IPEDS survey data for Clark Atlanta University.