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. Submit an online application and have official transcripts and relevant test scores sent to the University.

Awards Criteria Annual Cost of Tuition
& Fees with 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. $1458
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. $1458
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. $1458
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. $9360

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