The Catholic University of America

Student Organization Finance Guide

Welcome to the Student Organization Finance Guide. Please use the options below to determine the appropriate process(es) to follow when navigating the university finance system.

All student organizations must follow University policies. Included in these policies is the requirement for student organizations to utilize the university financial systems. Student organizations are not permitted to maintain an off-campus account. Each student organization is eligible to open a university account through the university controller that will be managed by the Office of Campus Activities (OCA). This ensures that the University is following all of the appropriate laws regarding non-profit institutions and tax procedures. For information on how to establish a university account, contact OCA at or 202-319-6003.