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Resources for Parents and Families

Parents and family members play an important role in our community at Loyola University New Orleans—you're part of the Wolf Pack, too! We want to make sure you have the information and resources you need to support your student.

Parents of the Pack 

Parents of the Pack is a monthly email newsletter featuring a roundup of the most important information and updates from across the university. We share timely information about tutoring and career resources, ways your student can get involved, and anything else you need to help your student be successful.

Parents of Pack is a resource for anyone who provides an essential support system for Loyola students—parents, other family members, guardians, and more. Any other members of your household who wish to be added to this mailing list can subscribe here. If you have any questions, please reach out to

February 2023

Topics: Important dates, Mardi Gras safety tips, Lenten retreat in daily life, study abroad financials FAQ, Summer Session 2023, Career Expo 2023, Loyola Loyal Day, spiritual reflection on Lent and Mardi Gras.

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January 2023

Topics: Important dates, FAFSA Q&A, room selection guide for parents, summer study abroad programs, Confirmation classes, Office of Accessible Education, TRIO Student Support Services, reflecting on the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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December 2022

Topics: Special holiday message.

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November 2022

Topics: Important dates, Lagniappe Days, peer tutoring, Wolf Pack Athletics, FAFSA applications, Commencement 2023, COVID boosters and flu shots, seasonal allergies vs. COVID vs. the flu, the 33rd anniversary of the Salvadoran Jesuit martyrs, Thanksgiving. 

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October 2022

Topics: J-Term and Spring 2023 registration, midterm grades, FAFSA applications, fall engagement opportunities, Study Abroad Fair, crime and safety resources, What to Make of Halloween. 

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September 2022

Topics: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), study abroad at LOYNO, Fall 2022 Career Fair, student success resources, wellness and anxiety management, flu season preparation, graduation preparation. 

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August 2022

Topics: Access to student records, student engagement on campus, student success resources. 

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Important Dates

Midterm Grades Posted by Midnight

March 22, 2023

Loyola Loyal Day

March 22–23, 2023

Fall 2023 Advising Starts

March 27, 2023

Easter Holidays

April 6 – 10, 2023

Commencement 2023

May 12 – 13, 2023

Summer Session Starts

May 15, 2023

Mom and daughter at Loyola

Need access to your student’s information?

In keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a parent or guardian must be explicitly authorized by their student to receive access to information such as: 

  • Educational records
  • Registration status
  • Class schedule
  • Room and board
  • Financial aid
  • Billing information

There are a few different ways your student can give you access. Learn more in the links below. 

Instructions for Guardian Proxy Access

Instructions for Student Records Release

Instructions to Set up an Authorized User

Answers to Your Most Common FAFSA Questions

The FAFSA process can be overwhelming. We're here to help! Loyola’s Director of Financial Aid Anna Daigle answers some of the most frequently asked questions. 

Does my student need to complete a FAFSA every year?

Yes, each year your student must complete a new FAFSA. The student will receive reminders from FAFSA to renew their FAFSA after October 1 of each year. The renewal FAFSA will come prepopulated with some of the same information provided on the first FAFSA to help ease the financial aid renewal process.

Should I still complete the FAFSA if I know I won't qualify for anything but loans?

Yes, always apply even if you don’t think your student will be eligible. You don’t want to assume anything and miss out on opportunities for assistance. This could be helpful in determining eligibility for any available institutional need-based aid. Or, if some extenuating circumstance (loss of job, death, hospitalization) happens during the year, then we will already have your student’s FAFSA on file to try to help your family through this challenging situation.

What if my family’s situation has changed significantly? 

Please let us know after you have filed your 2022 Federal Income Tax with the IRS. Our staff will provide more information at that time on how to request a FAFSA appeal to address changes such as loss/decrease in income, extreme medical expenses, change in marital status, etc. 

After completing the FAFSA when will I hear about financial aid? 

Continuing students should start receiving award notifications in late May 2023. We strongly recommend all students check their student email regularly for updates. For one-on-one support, reach out to our office at 504-865-3231, email, or book an appointment.

Commencement 2023

We will celebrate the Class of 2023 on May 12-13, 2023.

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