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Tuition and Financial Aid

Get the best value for your education at Gallaudet, an exceptional value.

With a combination of strong academics, enriching campus life, and affordability, Gallaudet is ranked top to receive a “Best Value” designation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges.

2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.

No. 3 among National Universities

No. 1 in the North Region

Our tuition and fees are 38% lower than the U.S. national average for out-of-state tuition, and 90% of students receive financial aid or scholarships.

College pays off. Gallaudet makes sense.

College graduates make an average of 50% more income and have half the unemployment rate of those who don’t have degrees.*

Students at Gallaudet work with faculty and peers to launch businesses, manage nonprofits, start art galleries and make research discoveries that have never existed—all before they graduate. Our overall outcomes rate of 97% positions you for a successful career after you graduate.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Tuition and Fees

We strive to ensure anyone who wants an education can afford one at Gallaudet. Learn more about tuition and fees, and the costs of living on campus.
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Financial Aid

Beyond scholarships, financial aid from the government can provide monetary assistance to help you make your goals a reality. This includes grants, loans, and a federal work-study program.
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) takes your family’s tax information into account to determine what types of financial assistance you’ll require to cover the cost of attending college.
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Net Price Calculator

We know working out how to pay for college can be a little complicated.This calculator can help you to find out your estimated costs of attendance and your merit scholarship eligibility.
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Scholarship and Other Options

University scholarship funding is made available through endowments and donations established by individuals and organizations and from the university's general operating accounts.
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Summer Financial Aid

There is financial aid available for summer school, which is considered to be the "last" semester of the award year for financial aid. See what DC has to offer in the summertime!
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Vocational Rehabilitation

Many deaf and hard of hearing students receive funding from their state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies. This includes financial help with tuition, books, technological aids and other items. Here you'll find information that can help you work with VR to assist in funding your education.
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Parent Guide

As a parent or guardian of a new student, you play a vital role in your student’s transition to Gallaudet University. We offer this page of information and links about financial aid for parents of Gallaudet students often find useful.
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Student Employment

Federal work-study is available to eligible students who have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Additionally, we have over 400 on-campus jobs to enhance your campus experience while helping with your financial stability.
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Student Financial Services

Our Financial Aid office will work with you one-on-one to answer any of your questions about financial aid, scholarships, grants or any other aspect of paying for college. Contact us at or (202) 618-6844 (videophone) or (202) 651-5290 (voice). Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our services are available in American Sign Language and English, and we are

For Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) inquiries, please email

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Types of Financial Aid

Loans 43%
Pell Grants 61%
Vocational Rehabilitation 63%
Institutional Grants 83%

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Your Gallaudet Degree

Gallaudet has more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs. No matter where you are in your higher education journey, we will help you find the best fit to accomplish your dreams.

Gallaudet is more than just a degree.

Gallaudet University is incomparable to other universities. We offer direct access to world-leading experts, state-of-the-art equipment and a network of culturally aware people– all fully accessible. The challenges you’ll overcome and the experiences you’ll have will set you up for a better career.

At Gallaudet and in Washington, D.C. + Access = Jobs

As the nation’s capital and an international destination, Washington, D.C. often makes political headlines. In the heart of the city, Gallaudet is the perfect place to make career connections. Get an internship with one of the many national and international agencies, organizations and businesses headquartered in the DC area.

Gallaudet takes cost seriously.

Gallaudet University strives to make college affordable for all families. We offer tuition that’s almost the lowest nationwide. Our students graduate from Gallaudet with nearly ⅔ less debt than the national average, and over 90% of students receive financial aid or scholarships from Gallaudet.

Expand your horizons at Gallaudet.

Human Services and Sciences

Human interaction and connection are so important in our society and success in life. Our students in the School of Human Services and Sciences are always seeking ways to improve the world.

Language, Education, and Culture

Our faculty and students in the School of Language, Education, and Culture analyze and provide fresh perspectives on linguistic, educational, and cultural pillars of the world.

Arts and

Our School of Arts and Humanities trains students in creative disciplines with interdisciplinary thinking, and foster the students’ aspirations to create art exhibits, theatrical productions, published novels, and more!

Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health

Explore our state-of-the-art offerings in our School of STAMP. Students will be able to conduct research, assist in scholarly studies, and immerse themselves in the ever-advancing technological world.

Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change

The School of Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change is the home of entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, activists. Are you an agent of change?

General Studies

Boost interdisciplinary thinking in our General Studies courses. Students enjoy a variety of fascinating topics while increasing their set of critical skills for success.

Graduate Studies

Further your studies with your graduate degree. Gallaudet’s graduate programs advance your knowledge, skills, network, and professional preparation. You’ll never look back after taking the next step!

Honors Programs

Striving for academic excellence through individualized, custom education paths shaped by Honors courses, academic contracts, and the Honors Capstone. Bonus perks include private study spaces to boost your success!

Education Abroad

Create unforgettable educational experiences abroad through our Education Abroad programs. See students thriving in international


Passionate about making a difference in the world? So are we. Join our International Relations efforts and expand your horizons.

ASL Connect

The best resource for your online ASL learning needs, at no cost to you. Want to immerse yourself? Bring your ASL to the next level with in-depth classes.

Consortium of Universities

Reap the benefits of expansive courses and resources available through the library from 13 of the best universities/institutions in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate