• Renew Your Financial Aid

    The 2023-2024 FAFSA opened October 1st and is now available to complete at fafsa.gov. Complete your FAFSA early to avoid delays. A FAFSA is required each year to determine need-based aid eligibility.
  • Student Loan Debt-Relief

    Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.

    NOTICE: Our office is unable to provide debt-relief assistance, information, or guidance. Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.

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    Preparing for Fall 2022

    As you prepare to come to campus, our team’s goal is to make the process of applying for and receiving financial aid as easy as possible. Please review our guide to be sure you are ready to start classes this upcoming Fall! 
  • Mandatory Student Health Insurance

    The Student Medical Insurance Waiver and Enrollment Website is now open! Visit catholic.edu/studentinsurance for more information.

    • By September 12th, you are required to take action by either enrolling in our plan, or waiving coverage if you are insured under another plan.

    For questions, or if you need help navigating the enrollment/waiver website, please contact The
    Catholic University of America Call Center at 1-800-489-1390; Fax: 203-568-8396; Email: benefitsupport@alliant.com.

  • PLUS Loan Applications

    2022-2023 PLUS Loan Applications and detailed instructions are now available for download via our forms page.
  • Financial Aid Virtual Open House

    If you missed our latest live virtual open house, be sure to check out our latest presentation on our FAQ page.
  • Scam Alert

    The Internal Revenue Service warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses. The IRS will never ask for personal details over email or on websites outside of IRS.gov. Visit IRS.gov to Learn More
  • Assistance for Students with Children in Daycare:

    You may be eligible for a federal subsidy to defray your cost of daycare.  The University has received a federal grant to provide low-income students with subsidies for care from licensed providers. Low-income undergraduate and graduate students from all Catholic University schools are eligible. For information, go to https://metro.catholic.edu/student-experience/ccampis/index.html or reach out to Dr. Vincent Kiernan, Dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, at kiernan@cua.edu or stop by 334 Pangborn.
  • Financial Aid COVID Related Appeals

    The Catholic University of America understands that the pandemic has impacted many students and
    families. Both the US Dept. of Education and University policy allow us to take into
    consideration the many unfortunate financial circumstances students may have
    experienced. Our office is afforded the opportunity to review many situations to make
    sure your FAFSA accurately reflects your current financial situation. Learn more about Appeals.