The Catholic University of America

Types of Financial Aid

The Catholic University of America assists students in financing their education by offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Catholic University. Scholarships generally use merit or academic achievement as the main criterion. Most grant and loan programs are need based. These programs help students pay the difference between the cost of education and the amount that they (and their parents, if they are dependent students) can contribute.

Donor-Sponsored Scholarships

Alumni and Friends of The Catholic University of America have generously provided funding for CUA students.  A portion or all of your CUA Scholarship and or CUA Need-Based Grant may be funded through one or more of the following Donor-Sponsored Scholarship funds. Please note: you may not apply directly for these scholarships.

Adela Pavia-Soto Scholarship for Hispanic Students
Andrew B. Candelaria Scholarship
Annie Lee Knowles Horton
Bishop of Pittsburgh Scholarship
Brady Family
Brother Patrick Ellis Scholarship
Carl A. Westerkamp American Indian Scholarship
Casey Korbecki
Charles Genovese Memorial
Class of 1959
Class of 1984
Collier Chemistry Scholarships
Craves Family Scholarship
Daniel E. Finnegan
David Lynch Scholarship
Dennis & Johanna Cadigan
Diocese of Rapid City Scholarship
Dolores Wahl Griswold
Double H Housing Corp.
Dr. James Donnelly
Edward J. Pryzbyla Scholarship
Farone Foundation
Flanigan
Frank A. Grasso Scholarship
Good Thief Hyland Scholarship
H.R. Franco Scholarship
Helene Monney
Horace McKenna
Hurley Diconcini Scholarship
James L. DeChard
John A. and Eileen F. Carr Scholarship
John Mosby Russell Scholarship
Joseph & Eunice Rankin
Joseph & Mary Della Ratta Scholarship
Kast Family Scholarship Fund
Loughran Foundation
Martin Richard Smith
Mary J Feik Scholarship Fund
Maureen Daley Favo Scholarship
Milholland Memorial Scholarship
Monsignor James Magner
Monsignor John J. McMahon
Mother Theresa Scholarship
Murray/Talbot
Nicholas Michael Hand
Noel J. Slakey Scholarship Fund
Olive S. and Edward C. Sweeney Scholarship
Patrick X Garvin Endowment
Patton Memorial Scholarship
Richard W. Clifford
Roman Catholic High School
Schmitt Family Scholarship -- Music
Schmitt Family Scholarship -- Science
Senator's Club Scholarship
Talbot/Richard Scholarship
The Alpha Delta Gamma Scholarship
The Anthony Miranda Scholarship Fund
Toomey Family
USX Scholarship Fund
Walter E. Norris Scholarship
William J. Byron Scholarship