The Catholic University of America

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Investing in Your Future

A college degree is an important investment in your future, but financing that degree is often a concern for students and families. CUA's Office of Student Financial Assistance works to help students and families make a Catholic University education accessible.


Understanding Financial Aid at CUA

The process of applying for aid can seem complicated and time consuming, and our goal is to make it go as smoothly as possible for you. Catholic University participates in a wide variety of financial aid programs to assist our students and their families in paying for their post-secondary education. This is the place to find information about the various financial aid programs available at CUA as well as our policies and procedures. Financial aid policies and procedures can change due to changes in federal regulations or university decisions regarding aid; you should check this site regularly to get the most up-to-date information.

Latest News

We have moved to Father O'Connell Hall, Suite 300M

2016 -2017 CSS PROFILE is now available for Fall 2016 new undergrad admits seeking institutional need-based aid.

2015-2016 Direct Loan forms now availible. Visit "Direct Loan Forms" section of our Forms page.

 PLUS Loan (Federal Direct) process improves for Parents & Graduate students! Tired of doing both paper and online applications? Starting Fall 2015 you only need the CUA paper application! Visit "Direct Loan Forms" section of our Forms page.


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Here to Help

Feel free to visit us!  Students and parents are welcome to drop by and meet with our financial aid counselors.  You may make an appointment or speak to the counselor on call.   

Visitor Information: including directions and campus map

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm


Contact Us

CUA Office of Student Financial Assistance
  Phone:     202-319-5307
  Toll Free:  888-635-7788
  Fax:         202-319-5573
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Father O'Connell Hall, Suite 300M
Washington, DC 20064