Web Site Accessibility Information
Staff in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid continue to work to make this website a useful and accesible tool for all members of the university community.
If you have a disability and wish to receive additional accommodations, please contact Sarah Mead Smith, Director of Disability Services, at 865-2990. Disability Services is located in Monroe Hall, Room 405.
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education enforces regulations implementing Section 504 with respect to programs and activities that receive funding from the Department. The Section 504 regulation applies to all recipients of this funding, including colleges, universities, and postsecondary vocational education and adult education programs. Failure by these higher education schools to provide auxiliary aids to students with disabilities that results in a denial of a program benefit is discriminatory and prohibited by Section 504.
Web content and the menus on the university's website are accessible to screen readers that visually impaired students might use to read the website.
Many government web sites are actively working to ensure that web content and applications meet or exceed requirements stemming from the 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 so people with disabilities may access content directly or through assistive technologies. Some good examples that we have found include:
Closed Captioning on YouTube
- Viewing Videos With Captions - We have added a number of videos throughout this web site to help you learn more about the financial aid process, Loyola University and the city of New Orleans. Exercise the option to view the videos on You Tube directly to see if closed captioning is available. (click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right of the embedded video).Most of the videos from federal sites are closed captioned. Once you are on the You Tube site, look for the red "CC" icon in the lower right hand side of the video. Click on that icon to activate this feature.
Using Accessibility Features on Google
Financing college is a huge investment for a family. Sometimes, members of the extended family become involved in the process. The following web sites offer the option to display information in both English and Spanish:
- Welcome to Federal Student Aid on the Web
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA")
- Social Security Administration ( offers a multilingual gateway)
- Internal Revenue Service (offers a multilingual gateway)
- FEMA (offers a multilingual gateway)
We have 3 staff members who are fluent in Spanish who can provide additional support to our Hispanic families. We have added the Google translate widget on several pages within this site as a resource for our Vietnamese families.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must complete and file an Authorization for Release of Information to Non-parent to give us permission to release information to anyone other than the parent who completed your FAFSA. This is legally required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records
- 25 Tips to Afford College - this website also offers the option to display the information in Spanish.
- Louisiana.gov - the state's website offers the option to view information in either Spanish or French
- Audio and Video Resources
Web Accessibilty Initiative
Updated June 4, 2012