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: Joy Niles, 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.

Alumni Scholarship: Offered to incoming master's degree students who completed an undergraduate degree at MSPS. The application deadline is July 15 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