Tulane offers both merit- and need-based aid programs. All admitted students are considered for merit-based scholarships, and the review process is need-blind. Several need-based aid awards and programs are also available through our Office of Financial Aid.
All freshmen applicants are considered for partial merit scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $32,000 per year. Additionally, there are four merit scholarships that require supplemental materials and have special application procedures: the Deans' Honor Scholarship, the Paul Tulane Award, the Stamps Leadership Award, and the Community Service Scholarship.
Need-Based Financial Aid
Numerous need-based awards, including a no-loan program for middle income families, are available through our Office of Financial Aid. Financial Aid, together with the Federal Government, determines an applicant's financial need and awards aid to meet that need. Tulane requires that both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile are submitted for students seeking need-based institutional aid from Tulane.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS OFFEREDInstitutional Merit Scholarships
- Full-tuition scholarships
- Total-cost scholarship
- Partial scholarships
- Community Service Fellowship
- All freshman are automatically considered for merit awards ranging from $10,000 to $32,000 per year
- John Hainkel Louisiana Scholars Award
- Legislative Scholarship
- Valedictorian Scholarship
- Mayoral Scholarship
- Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
- Louisiana Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) Grant
Offered through the Office of Financial Aid
- Tulane Need-Based Scholarship
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- NOLA (No-Loan Assistance) Scholarship
- Athletic Scholarship
- ROTC Scholarships (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines)
- Tuition Exchange Scholarship
- Musicianship Scholarship
- Marching Band Award (please contact Barry Spanier)
- Tulane National Merit Scholarship
- Veterans' Education Benefits (Yellow Ribbon Program)
- Outside scholarships, awards and grants (finaid.org)
Tulane isn't cheap, but we definitely think we are worth the investment. I previously wrote a bit about why I personally think a Tulane degree truly is worth the (albeit large) price tag. We have a lot going for us here, and we also work to make Tulane affordable to all students.
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Tulane’s Gay Straight Alliance, QSA, is the oldest continuously-operating Gay and Lesbian organization in the state of Louisiana.