Applying for Financial Aid

First Time Freshmen

  • Apply for admission to the University of New Orleans. You must be accepted for admission and in a degree seeking program before the University of New Orleans Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can determine your financial aid package.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must list the University of New Orleans on your FAFSA so we can receive the results. Be sure to list the correct school code 002015.
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). If your SAR is rejected or requires correction or you are selected for verification, you should read the instructions carefully and take appropriate action.
  • Missing something? When the Financial Aid Office receives your SAR, you will receive a "missing information" letter or email outlining further information the office may require to complete your application.

  Continuing Students

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must list the University of New Orleans on your FAFSA so we can receive the results. Be sure to list the correct school code 002015.
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). If your SAR is rejected or requires correction or you are selected for verification, you should read the instructions carefully and take appropriate action.
  • Missing something? When the Financial Aid Office receives your SAR, you will receive a "missing information" letter or email outlining further information the office may require to complete your application.

Transfer Students

  • Students transferring to the University of New Orleans and applying for federal financial aid must insure that the Admissions office is aware of the:
    • period of prior attendance at the University of New Orleans
    • any attendance at colleges and universities before first attending the University of New Orleans and
    • most importantly, any colleges and universities attended between your first attendance at the University of New Orleans and this readmission application
  • Students must insure that all transcripts are either on file or have been submitted so that your federal financial aid is not delayed.

  Graduate Students

  • Graduate students must be admitted UNCONDITIONALLY to graduate school in a degree program before they will be considered for financial aid. Proof of unconditional admission may be requested by the
    Financial Aid Department
  • Graduate students should provide to the Admissions Office copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts from prior schools.

Important Information Regarding Financial Aid Awards

  1. Financial Aid Awards are based on full-time enrollment.
  2. Financial Aid awards will be adjusted (i.e. reduced) after the fee payment deadline based on regulatory policies for students enrolled less than full-time.
  3. Student loan recipients must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible (excluding audit  hours). Enrollment hours below half-time will be cancelled.
  4. All enrolled courses must count toward your degree.
  5. Graduate students must enroll in graduate level courses.
  6. Graduate students pursuing a master's degree may receive aid for only 6 hours of research.
  7. TOPS, Scholarship, Fee Exemption, Waiver, Special Award recipients must refer to their requirements (i.e., rules & regulations) for eligibility/enrollment criteria.