Tulane awards millions of dollars in financial aid to Louisiana students every single year. Louisiana students qualify for many merit-based scholarships in addition to need-based scholarships, grants, and loans.
Tulane's Focus Louisiana program is a set of financial aid and admission initiatives aimed to encourage prospective students from Louisiana to explore the opportunities available at Tulane. Tulane offers guaranteed admission to Louisiana students who meet certain academic and curricular qualifications. These initiatives are offered to students graduating from Louisiana secondary schools and residing in the state.
In addition to these initiatives, Tulane continues to sponsor the Mayoral Scholarship program for Louisiana students, which requires an additional application. Louisiana residents who demonstrate financial need may be considered for additional Tulane-awarded need-based aid. Louisiana residents may also apply the Louisiana TOPS Award (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) toward the cost of attending Tulane. TOPS is typically worth over $4,500 per year, and the majority of students who enroll at Tulane are eligible for the additional $800 yearly stipend.