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Applying for financial aid

Applying for aid is simpler than you think

At Loyola, you have free rein to accomplish anything—and everything—that matters to you.

And the degree to help you get there is immeasurable in value. From academic standards to real-world experience and the Jesuit tradition, this will be one of your best investments.


While you're investing in yourself, we're here to help. We know the financial aid process can be intimidating—our counselors and staff members are standing by for any help you might need.

Our financial aid counselors are here to help you. Contact the office with the information below or reach out to your assigned counselor.

Phone: (504) 865-3333
Email us at finaid@loyno.edu

Check your eligibility

FAFSA

Financial aid eligibility depends on a number of factors, from your academic accomplishments to your family's financial circumstances. If you've been admitted to Loyola, then you're already being considered for merit-based financial aid. If you're interested in scholarships, federal need-based loans, or a blend of all available types of aid, the only way to find out what your family qualifies for is to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Check your eligibility

Understand the costs

Direct and Indirect

There are two types of costs to keep in mind as you plan your finances, direct and indirect. Direct costs include tuition, fees, housing, and a meal plan. Additionally, you'll need to account for indirect costs such as books, transportation, and all living expenses. Our resources will help you form a clearer picture of the costs you'll need to meet through both financial aid and/or an out-of-pocket contribution.

Understand your costs

Submit the FAFSA

You're set to apply!

This step is critical but simple. You and your parents will need to gather some documents and information, and then you're all set to apply online.

Submit the FAFSA

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Learn about other types of aid

There are specific aid programs that will make the most sense for you and your family, depending on a variety of factors and personal circumstances. These include grants and scholarships, student loans, and student work opportunities. Explore these options, and connect with your financial aid counselor to receive any assistance you might need.

 

Find grants and scholarships

Find student loans

Find student work opportunities

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Resources to keep you going

You're a few steps closer to joining the Wolf Pack. We're here to help you along the rest of the way with the following resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about deadlines, tax forms, or about submitting the FAFSA? Explore our FAQs to find answers to some common questions.

Net Price Calculator

Our net price calculator can provide you and your family with a helpful approximation of what you might receive in aid—and thus what you can expect to pay for your first year.

Forms and Worksheets

There are a variety of forms needed for FAFSA verification, and accepting and verifying your financial aid. They're all housed in one place for your easy access.

Finalize your award

Once we have received your FAFSA information, we will calculate your estimated eligibility for aid programs and will send a Financial Aid Award packet to your home. This packet tells you what you qualify for and how much you were offered.

Meet remaining costs

Your award letter will explain the amount of aid you'll receive per semester. You can then estimate any remaining costs you will be responsible to pay by using our Planning Worksheet.