Catholic University offers a monthly payment option to students who are unable to pay their out-of-pocket balance in full at the start of the semester.  Students who are enrolled in a payment plan sufficient to cover their out-of-pocket balance are exempted from financial penalties and transcript holds.  The only charge for the plan is a $40 service fee paid at the time of enrollment. 

Payment plans are offered in 3, 4, and 5 month options for the fall and spring semester and in a 2 month option for the summer term.  Installment payments are set for the 1st of each month are are automatically deducted from the bank account or credit card used to enroll in the plan.  To enroll in the plan, users must be able to consent to automatic deductions from a bank account or credit/debit card.  

Payment plan options are semester-specific and students may not utilize this option to remit payment for a prior term balance.  

Enrollees in the payment plan consent to automatic rebalancing at the time of enrollment in the plan.  Each semester, after the add/drop period has concluded, payment plans will "auto-balance" to ensure that the remaining scheduled monthly installments will fully cover the balance due.  Automatic rebalance dates are listed on the Academic and Student Accounts Calendar.  If enrollees wish to have their payment plan rebalanced prior to the end of the add/drop period, they may do so by sending an email request to  

Students and Authorized Users can enroll in the payment plan option via the Payment Plan tab in Cardinal Pay.