The Catholic University of America

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Catholic University of America offers a reduced tuition rate for students taking courses provided by the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) and the Busch School M.S.M. program. Students taking courses outside MSPS and the Busch School M.S.M. are charged the regular tuition rates of the school offering the course. The university also maintains a financial aid program for students who demonstrate need. For more information on financial aid, please visit the Web site for Catholic University's Office of Financial Aid.

For access to information about private source MSPS scholarships, Community College graduate scholarships and additional sources of funding assistance, visit our page on Financial Assistance Resources.

The fees listed below are those in effect for the 2017-2018 academic year (including Summer 2017) at the time of publication. All fees, including those for tuition, board, and room, are subject to change. The information below is provided for convenience only; the most current figures may be found on the Web site of the Office of Enrollment Services at

Application Fees (AY 2017-2018)

(These fees cannot be refunded. Applicants who attend an information session or meet with an admissions counselor are eligible for an application fee waiver.)

Undergraduate Programs  $55
Graduate Programs $60
Re-admission $100

MSPS and Busch School M.S.M. Tuition (AY 2017-2018)

Part-Time and Full-Time $1020 per credit hour
Part-Time and Full-Time $1070 per credit hour
SHRM Learning System $1,195 ($1,095 for SHRM, HRA-NCA, and MCSHRM members)
SHRM Essentials of HRM $595
All other non-credit courses $1020 per course 

MSPS and Busch School M.S.M. Fees (AY 2017-2018) 

New Student Fee (required of all students one time) $440
Activities Fee (required, per semester) Part-time/Full-time $60/$120
Technology Fee (required, per semester) $155/$260
New Student Fee (required of all students one time) $440
Activities Fee (required, per semester)  Part-time/Full-Time
Technology Fee (required, per semester)Part-time/Full-Time $155/$260

*Health insurance is mandatory for F-1/J-1 students.*

Students are considered officially enrolled and responsible for any associated financial obligations once they have completed course registration via Cardinal Station ( Billing statements are issued online through the CardinalPAY e-commerce system; no paper bills are issued.  For more information on CardinalPAY, please visit Satisfactory payment includes paying the total charges, being current with payments on the tuition payment plan, and/or completing all financial aid forms and waiting for accepted financial aid to be credited. Incomplete financial aid awards are considered to be late payments. Additional charges will be assessed to the student's account for checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds or stop payments. All charges due to the university must be paid in full by the payment due date published each semester. For more information on payment due dates, please visit Students who do not honor the financial arrangements agreed upon will not be permitted to register the following semester unless payment is made or new arrangements are negotiated.

A general accounting of university tuition, fees, and other expenses may be found at the Office of Enrollment Services' web site. From the site go to: Student Financial Services - Costs