The Catholic University of America

Financial Assistance Resources

At MSPS we are committed to helping students of all backgrounds afford an education and graduate with minimal loans. We offer a number of scholarship programs and work closely with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure that costs are manageable for each student.

CUA Office of Financial Aid Website

MSPS Contact: Financial Aid 202-319-5307

MSPS Scholarships

Sheehy Scholarship: Offered to bachelor's degree students on a need-basis. Up to 50% off tuition. The application deadline is July 1 for the upcoming academic year. Application available here.

Community College Transfer Scholarship: Offered for articulated community college programs. Read more about the guidelines and access the application.

FAFSA and Federal Aid

2015-2016 Financial Aid Checklist

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

A FAFSA must be completed to qualify for federal financial aid or any MSPS scholarship programs. The federal government offers a number of grant and loan programs including but not limited to: Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and GraduatePLUS loans.

Private Loan Sources

[Note: These lenders serve as an example of private loan providers. We encourage students to work with the financial aid office and conduct their own research in choosing a loan provider of their choice.]

Wells Fargo

Sallie Mae


State Financial Assistance Resources


District of Columbia

Free Scholarship Search Sites

[Note: These websites are suggestions for places to start your search.]


FastWeb Scholarship Search

Peterson's Scholarship Search

Collegeboard Fund Finder

Kaplan Scholarship Center LLC Scholarship Finder

Princeton Review Scholarship Search

US Colleges Scholarships & Grants


Additional Resources

2015 Scholarships for Adult Students

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship

Veterans Affairs and GI Bill Resources