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.
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 February 15th. For qualifying students, Tulane ensures that the cost of tuition, fees, books, 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.