Applying for Need-Based Aid-Graduate and Professional Students
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA")
We encourage students to complete the form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov . Our school code is 002016.
You must complete the FAFSA for every year you are enrolled. This is your initial application for all federal "need-based" aid programs. Currently enrolled Loyola University New Orleans' students should complete and submit their "Renewal" FAFSA for the 2011-2012 academic year by May 1, 2011.
- Students starting a graduate program during the 2011 summer semester should complete BOTH the 2010-2011 AND the 2011-2012 FAFSA
- Transition to the Federal Direct Student Loan Program for 2010-2011
Finalizing and Accepting Your Award
Once we receive your processed FAFSA and you have been accepted into a degree program at Loyola University New Orleans, we will calculate your eligibility for Federal Direct Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans.
Counselors will post your eligibility to your account on Loyola University's Online Records Access System (or "LORA"). For incoming students only, counselors will also automatically send a traditional paper award letter to your permanent home address. Returning students will be notified when their awards have been posted to LORA and will be given the option to request a paper award letter.
Thirty percent of all applications are randomly picked for "verification" by the federal processor. This means that you will need to complete and submit the Federal Verification Worksheet before we can finalize your award. Learn more about the verification requirements for federal financial aid programs.
- Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Package (incoming graduate + professional students)
- Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Package ( Master's in Criminal Justice Administration)
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
All federal student aid recipients must maintain "satisfactory academic progress" towards completing their degree requirements
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines for Graduate Students
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines for Master of Science in Nursing Program
Updated March 27, 2011