Undergraduate Grants and Scholarships
Grants and Scholarships are sources of financial assistance that do not have to be repaid. Grants and Scholarships are usually awarded based on financial need, merit or a combination of both. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will not offer additional grant or scholarship assistance to students who turn down any federal loans included in their financial aid packages. The application process and evaluation criteria varies based on the type of grant or scholarship.
In This Section:
Institutional Merit Scholarships
First-year and transfer scholarships are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theatre arts, and visual arts. Partial tuition scholarships range from $2,000 - $20,000 annually. The Office of Undegraduate Admissions automatically considers all applicants for scholarships based on their admittance credentials.
- Visit the Loyola Admissions site for more detailed information on Merit Scholarships
- Learn more about Merit Scholarship Renewal Requirements
Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships
If your family tree includes a parent, stepparent, or grandparent who is a Loyola University alumnus/a, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship money to be used for tuition, books, room and board, or additional student fees. Learn more and apply at the Loyola Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship page.
Check this page for information about athletic scholarships
Tuition Discounts for Law Enforcement Professionals
Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Criminal Justice, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans Police Department have partnered to give officers pursuing bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice a discounted rate on course fees. Learn more about programs and services available to law enforcement officers.
Employee Tuition Remission Benefit Programs
Loyola’s tuition remission benefit provides opportunities for educational development for eligible employees, their spouses and dependent children. As a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Loyola also participates in the "FACHEX" Program. Read more about these two Employee Tuition Remission Programs
TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents whose high school achievement earns them a TOPS Scholarship. Three different types of TOPS Scholarships can be used at Loyola: TOPS Opportunity Award, TOPS Performance Award, TOPS Honors Award.
- Learn more details about the Tops Scholarships at Loyola
- Read and understand the Renewal Requirements for TOPS Scholarships
Louisiana Private Aid Programs
We have compiled a list of private or "outside" organizations that award scholarships to Louisiana residents. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and application process. Private aid programs provide need-based scholarships, study abroad scholarships, merit scholarships and awards that support students with a particular field of study or talent. View our list of Louisiana Private Aid Programs.
GO Grant Program
The Louisiana GO Grant Program provides a need-based component to the state’s financial aid plan to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college.
Effective with the 2011-2012 academic year, the maximum annual award will be $1,000 for a full-time student. There is a limited amount of funding under this program so it is very important that students submit the FAFSA by the priority application deadlines.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Students who would like to be considered for a Pell Grant must complete a FAFSA. Learn more about Pell Grants .
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Awards are between $100 and $4,000 a year. Learn more about FSEOG grants.
"Outside" Scholarship Programs
If a student needs additional funding over and above the Financial Aid award offered by Loyola, he or she may seek "outside" or private scholarships. Depending on the type and amount of the award, "need-based" aid may need to be adjusted if a student receives additional outside scholarships. Visit our "Outside" Scholarship Programs page to find resources that will help you search private scholarship opportunities and avoid scams
State Programs for non-Louisiana Residents
Students who are not Louisiana but would like to receive state-funded aid may find resources by visiting the Directory of State Higher Education Agencies site or the National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs site.
Programs for Military, Veterans and their Dependents
For families ands students with military affiliation, we have three pages of information to address your specific needs: Military Sponsored Programs, Programs for Veterans of Military Service, Programs for Dependents of Veterans.
Updated August 3, 2012