In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Gallaudet University was $17,016 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 0.05%–from $17,008 the previous year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you're done with college.
Gallaudet University meets 72.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Gallaudet University is around $27,623 a year.
Students in the class of 2023 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $18,703 of debt.
Gallaudet University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from DC as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
Gallaudet University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Gallaudet University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Gallaudet University:
•On-campus jobs •Gallaudet University-specific loans •Gallaudet University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Gallaudet University.
Housing and campus dining at Gallaudet University costs $14,580 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Gallaudet University campus is in a city in DC.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Gallaudet University.
What will the cost of attending Gallaudet University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,580|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Gallaudet University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2023, 825 of the 1,019 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Gallaudet University meets 72.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,623 a year. Around 58% of Gallaudet University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Gallaudet University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $18,703 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Gallaudet University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Gallaudet University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2023, Gallaudet University awarded 752 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.58 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Gallaudet University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Gallaudet University was $27,623 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Gallaudet University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Gallaudet University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Gallaudet University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Gallaudet University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
For more information about Gallaudet University's endowment, check with the school directly.
To learn more about Gallaudet University, choose from the options below:
Join the conversation about about Gallaudet University in the College Confidential forums