The Catholic University of America

Funding Opportunities

Financial Aid

The university's Office of Financial Aid offers a number of financial packages.  Interested applicants are urged to contact that office directly for information about these packages. The phone number for the Office of Financial Aid is (202) 319 - 5307. The School of Arts and Sciences also offers full- and half-tuition scholarships for students of exceptional academic quality. These scholarships are administered through the department.  Applicants to the Department of Education who plan to attend full-time and wish to be considered for a full-tuition, merit-based University Scholarship must submit GRE test score results. Students interested in these awards should contact the Chair of the department.  

Additionally, the department has a limited number of financial aid awards for graduate students.  These awards are in the form of teaching assistantships or research assistantships, and each includes a stipend plus partial or full tuition remission. Applicants for teaching or research assistantships may submit either MAT or GRE scores as part of their application. These awards are made as funds are available and do not have a fixed deadline for application.

2017-2018 Tuition

In the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Music, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies:

Full-time, per semester - Undergraduate $21,650

Full-time, per semester - Graduate $22,200

Part-time, per credit hour - Undergraduate $1,715

Part-time, per credit hour - Graduate $1,770


Catholic Educator Discount

Catholic school educators receive a 50% tuition discount at CUA. More information can be found here.

Who is eligible to receive the Catholic Educator Discount? Any administrator (school or diocesan), teacher, guidance counselor, special educator or librarian who is currently employed in a Catholic preschool, elementary school or secondary school.

What programs can the Catholic Educator Discount be used for?  The discount may be used by doctoral, or master's students in any school of the university except the Columbus School of Law.

How do I qualify for the Catholic School Educator Discount?  The Office of the Vice Provost and the Dean of Graduate Studies must receive a letter signed by the applicant's supervisor documenting full-time employment as a Catholic educator for the school year of enrollment. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information at:

Loan forgiveness for teachers refer to the following link:
Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers

Loan forgiveness for those who work in Public Service refer to the following link:
Public Service Loan Forgiveness


StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program

About StudySoup

We launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014, and now we are announcing our new Future Innovator Scholarship Program. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful. We decided to empower those top students to help their peers, and make money, by posting their best study materials to

Scholarship Details

As a company driven to help students succeed, we know that college is an important step along many career paths, but it can be expensive. Students can upload notes to to lighten their financial burden. However, we still felt like we could do more to give back to the future leaders of the world. Therefore, we are offering a $2,000 scholarship each semester to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values:

  • Be a Knight

  • Make an Impact

  • Succeed Together

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

Deadlines Fall Semester 2016: November 1st, 2016 Spring Semester 2017: May 1st, 2017

To Apply, visit:


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