Payments to a student account can be made online in Cardinal Pay via a check or credit/debit card. Payments must be made in U.S. dollars. If online payment is not an option, alternate methods of payment can be found below.

Payment is due in full by the due date at the start of the semester. If you are unable to remit payment by the due date you may want to enroll in our payment plan option. Information is available at

E-Check & Credit/Debit Card Payments

Payments can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, using your credit/debit card, checking account, or savings account in our e-commerce system: Cardinal Pay. There is no fee for submitting an online e-check payment using a checking or savings account; there is a 2.75% service fee for payments via credit/debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). Payments made via the Cardinal Pay system will immediately post to the student account.

Students can access Cardinal Pay via the Student Account tile in Cardinal Students.

Authorized Payers can access Cardinal Pay at

Individuals not established as Authorized Payers can remit payment as a Guest Payer by selecting the Cardinal Pay for Guest Payers hyperlink on the Cardinal Pay Instructions for Guests page. Guest Payers will need the student's ID and first and last names in order to remit payment.

International students can also remit credit/debit card payments via

Paper Check & Money Order Payments

Payments can be remitted at the Office of Enrollment Services, W200 Fr. O'Connell Hall. Our office hours can be found here

To remit payment via mail, please download the pdf version of the billing statement from Cardinal Pay and enclose the remittance coupon at the bottom with your payment. Payments sent with the remittance coupon should be mailed to our lockbox address:

The Catholic University of America
P.O. Box 426036
Washington, DC 20042-6036

If you do not have the remittance coupon, or if you are sending payment via a courier service like FedEx or UPS, send payment to:

The Catholic University of America
Office of Enrollment Services
Attn: Payment
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064

Checks should be made payable to The Catholic University of America. Include the student's full-name and CUA ID number on the memo line of the check.

The University does not accept postdated checks or starter checks. The University is unable to accept any checks which do not have a printed name and address on them. Personal, cashier's, traveler's, and credit card convenience checks in U.S. dollars are accepted. For more information see the complete cash handling policy.

The University cannot accept checks from a third party made out to the student only.

A charge will be assessed for returned checks.

Wire Payments

Individuals making international wire payments are strongly encouraged to initiate their payment via Flywire. Flywire payments generally reduce international wire transfer times and the associated wire transfer fees, as the service eliminates hidden bank fees and offers wholesale exchange rates. Additionally, Flywire ensures that international wire payments can be easily matched to the correct student.

How Flywire works:

· Visit and select the "I Want to Pay" option.

· Search for The Catholic University of America in the listing of institutions

· Enter your payment amount, your home country, and select United States Dollars as the payment currency.

· FlyWire will display your transaction amount in your home currency

· Enter the required information to initiate your payment. Flywire will then provide you with detailed instructions on how to complete your transfer.

For additional information visit or contact Flywire at 1-800-346-9252 or

Students can access CUA bank account information for domestic wire payments here