Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

need-based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid packages can be composed of grants, need-based scholarships, loans and part-time student employment. All families are strongly encouraged to apply for federal need-based financial aid, which requires that the FAFSA be submitted. All families are also strong encouraged to apply for Tulane Institutional need-based gift aid, which requires that both the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms be submitted.

Need-based financial aid is determined by demonstrated need and based on the information provided on the CSS Profile and the FAFSA. Merit-based aid is awarded by the admission office and based on the strength of the student's application for admission.

To apply for federal need-based financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for need-based Tulane gift aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Profile report from the College Scholarship Service. For more information, click here to visit The Office of Financial Aid website. Click here to view a comprehensive power point detailing the financial aid process.

Eligibility for need-based Tulane institutional gift aid consideration is determined by demonstrated need, based on information from the CSS Profile, FAFSA, and other documentation, while academic merit determines the proportion of institutional gift aid in the total aid package. Merit-based aid is awarded by the admission office based on the strength of the student's application for admission.

Financial Aid Form Codes

  • Federal Title IV School Code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): 002029
  • College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE Form Code: 6832

Links below provide detailed information on our need-based scholarships and grants:

No-Loan Assistance for Middle-Income Families

Tulane is committed to making a world-class education accessible to all students who qualify to attend, regardless of family income. Tulane offers “no loan” tuition to students whose families have adjusted gross incomes less than $75,000 per year and who complete the two required financial aid application forms (the FAFSA and the CSS Profile) by the suggested deadline of February 15th. For qualifying students, Tulane ensures that the cost of tuition, fees and transportation will be met with a combination of Tulane scholarship, the family’s institutional expected family contribution (EFC), and certain federal grants and/or ROTC scholarship.

See our section on Merit Aid for details on other scholarships and aid.

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