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 both federal need-based financial aid and Tulane Institutional need-based gift aid.
Need-based financial aid is determined by demonstrated need and based on the information provided on the CSS Profile and the FAFSA.
- 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 both the FAFSA and the College Scholarship Service Profile.
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 separately by the admission office based on the strength of the student's application for admission.
- FAFSA Federal Title IV School Code: 002029
- CSS Profile Code: 6832
- Tulane Need-Based Scholarship
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
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.
Visit our Merit Scholarships page for details on merit aid.
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