The cost for a CASPA application is $175 for the first program you apply to. Any additional programs you choose to apply to will cost $50 per designation, even if you submit those programs later in the application cycle.
SUBMITTING A FEE PAYMENT
You will be taken through the payment process when you e-submit your application. DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PAYMENTS PRIOR TO E-SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION. CASPA accepts credit cards from VISA and Mastercard. Payment information must be entered into the portal by the applicant. Credit card payments can NOT be made over the phone.
NEW: All CASPA payments must now be made via credit card ONLY. Money orders and cashier’s checks are no longer acceptable forms of payment.
CASPA Accepts the Following Payment Methods:
- VISA Credit Cards
- VISA Debit Cards
- Mastercard Credit Cards
- Mastercard Debit Cards
CASPA does NOT Accept the Following Payment Methods
- American Express (AMEX)
- Other credit cards other than VISA or MasterCard
- VISA or Mastercard Gift Cards
- Money orders
- Cashier’s checks
- Personal checks
- Credit card payments made over the phone
CASPA REFUND POLICY
Once payment is posted to your application, your designated programs have full online access to your application information. Because of this, NO REFUNDS will be given. As stated in CASPA’s policies, which all applicants must agree to upon submitting their application, it is the applicant’s responsibility to complete their application correctly, to monitor the status of their application, to ensure all required documents are received and posted to their application, to respond to all notifications in a timely manner, and to adhere to the deadline requirements posted by their PA programs.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT DISPUTES
Applicants who issue credit card charge backs not authorized by CASPA will receive a Bad Payment notification and the application will be removed from consideration from all programs. Applicants will be given 10 business days to send in a money order payment for their full application fee + a $25 bank processing charge to reinstate their application. If CASPA does not receive payment within the allotted time frame, the application will remain blocked and all programs to which you applied will be notified of non-payment. Should the application cycle end with an application in a bad payment status, the applicant will be barred from creating future CASPA accounts until all fees owed to CASPA from previous cycles are paid in full.
ANY APPLICANT USING THE CREDIT CARD OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO PAY APPLICATION FEES IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE CARD’S OWNER AND ENSURE THEY ARE FULLY AWARE OF ALL CHARGES. ONCE A CARDHOLDER DISPUTES A CHARGE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL ENCOUNTER DELAYS, HOLDS, AND ADDITIONAL FEES EVEN IF THE CARDHOLDER REVERSES THE REQUEST.
Q: What does the CASPA fee cover?
A: The CASPA fee covers the processing of your CASPA application only. Please note that some programs charge additional or supplemental fees. To determine what these may be, please contact the programs to which you are applying.
Q: Can CASPA process my application with a partial payment?
A: NO. Your application cannot be processed unless your initial application fee is paid in full. Applicants who submit multiple times to different schools but fail to pay the initial application fee are not considered complete and cannot be processed by CASPA.
Q: If I want to apply to some schools now and add more schools later in the cycle, will I start over at the base fee?
A: NO. If you wish to add more schools at a later date, they will continue to be $50 per school.