Graduate School Awards

Cost is a critical factor in deciding on a graduate degree program. While the New Orleans area offers a low cost of living relative to the rest of the nation and our tuition is on average with schools in the region, we also provide awards on a competitive basis to incoming graduate students.

How to Apply

The Graduate School distributes a limited number of awards to specific programs. In order to be considered you must be newly admitted to, or in the process of being admitted to, a graduate degree program in the Fall. Submit an online application and have official transcripts and relevant test scores sent to the University. 

Apply by March 15th to be considered
Awards Criteria Annual Value of Award*
Marcus B. Christian Under-represented U.S. minority student with 3.0 GPA or higher for undergraduate work and 3.5 GPA for graduate work. Full-time enrollment (9 hrs) required in Fall and Spring. $7828
Master’s Master’s student with 3.0 GPA or higher for undergraduate work and 3.5 GPA for graduate work. Full-time enrollment (9 hrs) required in Fall and Spring. $7828
Doctoral Doctoral student with 3.0 GPA or higher for undergraduate work and 3.5 GPA for graduate work. Full-time enrollment (9 hrs) required in Fall and Spring. $7828
Privateer Out-of-state or international student with 3.0 GPA or higher for undergraduate work and 3.5 GPA for graduate work. Full-time enrollment (9 hrs) required in Fall and Spring. $4570

*cost is based on 16-17 tuition & fees for all full-time grad students (e.g. Engineering, International and MBA fees are not included).