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.

Awards of need-based Tulane institutional gift aid are based on the level of need as determined from Tulane’s review of the information provided on the CSS Profile, FAFSA, and other documentation, while academic merit determines the eligibility and 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.

For more information, Visit the Office of Financial Aid website and/or view a comprehensive presentation detailing the financial aid process. If you have already applied and want to view your financial aid package, you should log into your Gibson Online portal. This is different from your Green Wave Portal, and login details were sent to you in a separate email at a later date after you applied for admission.

Financial Aid Form Codes

  • FAFSA Federal Title IV School Code: 002029
  • CSS Profile Code: 6832

Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

Financial Aid for Low and Middle-Income Families

Tulane is committed to making a Tulane education accessible to our admitted students, regardless of family income. Students from low to middle income families may be surprised to learn that Tulane is more affordable than our price would suggest. Among our grants and scholarships to help low- and middle-income families, Tulane offers a No Loan Assistance (NOLA) Scholarship to certain students admitted as fall first-time first-year students whose families have adjusted gross incomes less than $75,000 per year. For qualifying students, Tulane ensures that a portion of our financial aid cost of attendance (which includes tuition, fees, books, and transportation) will be met with a combination of Tulane scholarship, the family’s estimated institutional expected family contribution (EFC), and certain federal grants and/or ROTC scholarship that may be applicable. As a result, loans for these students other than for housing, meals and miscellaneous expenses should not be needed to attend Tulane.

To be fully considered for all forms of financial aid like the NOLA Scholarship above, regardless of your family income, students must complete Tulane's two required financial aid applications (the FAFSA and the CSS Profile) by February 15th.

For more information, Visit the Office of Financial Aid website.