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 Website 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 2021- 2022 academic year (including Summer 2021) 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 2024-2025)

  • Undergraduate Programs: Fee waived with an admissions consultation
  • Graduate Programs: $60
  • Re-admission $100

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

Tuition Rates (AY 2024-2025)


Part-Time and Full-Time: $1,065 per credit hour.

AA in Early Childhood

Part-Time and Full-Time: $550 per credit hour.

DC Futures Program

Part-Time and Full-Time: $380 per credit hour.


Part-Time and Full-Time: $1,165 per credit hour.


Part-Time and Full-Time: $1,165 per credit hour.  


  • Spanish for Health Care Professionals Certificate: $1,500 per course.

Mandatory Fees (AY 2024-2025)


  • University Services Fee (required of all students per semester, fall and spring only):
    • Part-Time: $67
    • Full-Time: $134
    • Activities Fees are waived for students studying abroad and for graduate students in fully-online programs. 
  • Technology Fee (required of all students per semester, fall and spring only):
    • Part-Time: $350
    • Full-Time: $590


  • University Services (required of all students per semester, fall and spring only):
  • Part-Time: $350
  • Full-Time: $590
  • Graduate Student Association Fee:45

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' website: