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Cost of Attendance

A Catawba Education: It's Worth It

Catawba Ranks as High ROI College

Your Investment in the Future

The cost of a college education is an investment in the future of an individual. Very few investment opportunities offer the potential return offered by a college education. Catawba College is committed to making our educational experience as affordable as possible. Every student's application for financial need is carefully evaluated based on Federal guidelines and the college's goal of providing educational opportunity to qualified students.

This year Catawba will provide over six million dollars in direct aid to students. As a result of this commitment, the actual, out-of-pocket cost of attendance at Catawba College can surprisingly be much less than other comparably priced, and even lower priced, institutions. This commitment to providing an affordable education has earned the college recognition in recent issues of The Princeton Review's Best Colleges and U.S. World and News Report's Best Regional Colleges in the South.

Before you make your final college decision, talk with our helpful financial aid counselors to determine what your direct cost will be here versus other institutions you might be considering.



Full-Time Student Tuition

Following are expenses to attend Catawba for Full-Time students (12-18 semester credit hours): 


Tuition: $29,920*
Room Rental: $6,188
Board: $4,300**
SUBTOTAL: $40,408 (Tuition, Room & Board)
Other Fees: - PARKING FEE: $50 per semester ($100 per academic year)
- HEALTH INSURANCE (REQUIRED of all full-time day students)
- FRESHMAN RETREAT: $150 (billed in freshman fall semester)
TOTAL EXPENSES for Full-Time Students:
+ health insurance + freshman retreat (if applicable)
Tuition & Fees for Evening Program
Tuition & Fees for Nursing Program

Part-Time Student Tuition

Following are expenses to attend Catawba for Part-Time students (under 12 semester credit hours): 


Tuition & Fees: $800/hour
Parking Fee: $50 per semester ($100 per academic year)
TOTAL EXPENSES for Part-Time Students: $800/hour + Parking Fee

Additional Information
All tuition and costs are subject to change, without notice, by the Catawba College Board of Trustees. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 1-800-CATAWBA or (704) 637-4416.

* All costs/fees are in U.S. Dollars (USD). Expenses are per year.
** $4,020 + Required $280 N.C. Sales Tax