Student Financial Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are my payment options?
A. Howard University offers three methods of payment:

    Fall Semester July 1st
    Spring Semester December 21st

  2. Students receiving Remission of Tuition, full tuition grants, or full tuition scholarships must pay FEES, HOUSING AND MEAL charges by the payment due date and prior to moving into the residence halls.

    A late payment fee of $100.00 is assessed when payments are not received by the due dates. Late payment fees will not exceed $150.00 per semester.

  3. THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY INSTALLMENT PLAN is an interest-free, five month installment plan to pay tuition on an annual basis. The first payment is due June 1st each year and payments MUST be made on time. Students with outstanding balances are not eligible for this plan. There is a $25.00 non-refundable service charge to participate in the Installment Plan. For more information, call 1-800-609-8056.

The following aid CANNOT be used in computing your registration payment:

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Howard University Student Employment (HUSEP)
  • Assistantship
  • Unauthorized Aid
  • Parent Loan (PLUS)
  • Private Loans and Scholarships

Q. Are students from outside the District of Columbia charged different tuition and fee rates?
A. No, tuition varies by full-time/part-time, undergraduate/graduate, and by school not by state.

For general information concerning your student account, please contact

Howard University
Office of Student Financial Services
MSC 590501
Washington, DC 20059