The Catholic University of America is a participant in the Tuition Exchange Program (, which allows the children of qualified employees from participating colleges and universities to be considered for this merit-based scholarship award.

The student’s home institution determines initial eligibility. Catholic University receives 80-100 applications each year and awards approximately 10 scholarships to students who have been offered admission as first-year students. For the 2024-2025 academic year, the value of the Tuition Exchange Scholarship is approximately 85% of tuition. This award cannot be combined with other Catholic University scholarships or grants. Early action and regular decision candidates are all given equal consideration in the review.

The selection of Tuition Exchange Scholarship recipients is based on each candidate’s academic performance in high school and may include need-based financial assistance eligibility. However, candidates are not required to apply for need-based financial assistance to be considered for the award.

After the initial Tuition Exchange Scholarship offers have been released, the Office of Student Financial Assistance maintains a waiting list of eligible candidates. If any students decline their scholarship before May 1, the office will immediately notify the next person on the waiting list. In the event that an additional scholarship becomes available after May 1, the offer will go to the next student on the waiting list who has submitted an enrollment deposit, provided we have not exceeded our institutional limit.

Additional information regarding the Tuition Exchange Program for employees at Catholic University is available with the Office of Human Resources.

Continuing students must be determined eligible by their home institution and continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.