Meeting the cost of a medical education is a topic of concern for most medical students, their parents, and, if married, their spouses. Students of the Howard University College of Medicine are fortunate that a lower tuition is charged here than at most of the other private medical schools in the country. Indeed, our tuition is comparable to many public medical schools. Although it may be less expensive to attend Howard University than many other medical schools, educational costs exceed personal resources for the majority of our students. This difference between expenses and resources can be met through a variety of financial aid programs.
Some of these programs are directly available to the student, while others can only be identified through submission of an application for financial aid to the College of Medicine. For each student who applies and is eligible for aid, a financial aid package will be recommended consisting of an expected family contribution plus scholarships and/or loans. Students should realize, however, that all expenses cannot be met through financial aid. Every effort should be made to supplement financial aid through summer employment and earnings prior to medical school. However, do not plan to work during medical school.
Each student should formulate a carefully planned expense budget. This budget should include tuition and fees, books, equipment, supplies, rent, food, transportation, and personal expenses. The student should make every effort to identify ways (such as sharing an apartment with a roommate) to reduce expenditures.
2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for First-Year Medical Students
Items in bold are mandatory charges.