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Financial Assistance Options for Students

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Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers financial aid assistance to help pay educational costs for students who qualify. Financial aid helps students cover the costs of tuition, room and board, books, fees, transportation to and from school, and personal expenses. Explore your eligibility options and types of financial aid we offer at Tulane SoPA.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Pursuing a degree or certification from Tulane SoPA is an investment in your future. That's why we want every student who is eligible to be able to supplement the cost of their education with financial help. Whether you are a new or returning Tulane student, we are committed to helping you understand how financial aid works. In most cases, federal aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Need is determined from data you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants who plan to seek federal financial aid are strongly advised to apply at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. The deadline for undergraduate admission is two weeks prior to a semester’s start. Other eligibility requirements to note include the following:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You must be enrolled in an academic program at Tulane SoPA
  • You must not be in default on a prior educational loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant
  • You must be registered with the Selective Service if required to register
  • Continuing students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

Types of Financial Assistance Available

There are two main types of aid available to students—grants and loans. Grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, are funds that do not need to be repaid. Federal loans available include Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, as well as alternative, credit-based loans that are not part of the federal program. Your financial advisor will help assist you in determining which type of aid is available and best suited for your pursuits. View our costs for undergraduate and graduate tuition, as well as fees and other costs.

We also offer 50 percent tuition discounts to students who are admitted to study undergraduate courses and meet the following requirements:

  • Adults over the age of 60 studying undergraduate courses
  • Full-time teachers in courses relative to their field
  • City, Parish, Sheriff’s Office, and Housing Authority employees
  • Active-duty military personnel

We also offer external scholarships for women over 25 through the Junior League of New Orleans.

Helpful Resources for Financial Assistance

Our office of financial aid wants to make your financial aid application and approval process as simple and streamlined as possible. You can begin your FAFSA application process online at Your financial aid advisor will review your application and package aid offering, as well as assisting with any questions regarding communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans' discounts. Active Duty Military personnel and veterans can explore the military benefits we proudly offer at our designated Military Friendly® School.

When you're ready to begin the financial aid application process, download our Financial Aid Brochure that details the application process in six simple steps.

Contact Tulane SoPA for More Information

We know that applying for financial can seem daunting. That's why Tulane SoPA is here to help you through the entire process. Your financial aid counselor can assist with the application process, choosing between aid packages, and scholarship and discount opportunities.

If you have any further questions about how we can help, you can always request more information.