The Office of Enrollment Services is responsible for processing financial aid programs,
including Federal Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans, Scholarships, and Student
Employment (part-time campus work). Students interested in receiving financial aid
should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be
accepted for admission to the university. A list of many deadlines and helpful information
about financing your UNO education is available from the Office of Student Financial
Aid or online at http://www.uno.edu/finaid/index.aspx
. This office will evaluate each student’s eligibility based upon information received
from the Federal Student Aid Center, in accordance with the financial aid policy below.
Information about student aid, the FAFSA, and other financial aid forms may be obtained
either from the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of New Orleans, in the
Privateer Enrollment Center, located in the Earl K. Long Library - First Floor, New
Orleans, LA 70148 or from the UNO website http://www.uno.edu/finaid/index.aspx
Financial Aid Policy
A student must be admitted into the University as a degree seeking student in an eligible
curriculum to be considered for financial aid and meet ALL Federal, State, and Institutional
In determining the eligibility for financial assistance, the Office of Student Financial
Aid is guided by the data supplied by the parents and/or student on the FAFSA. The
University uses the following mandated formula to determine a student's eligibility
for Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.
Cost of Attendance (COA) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
The term Cost of Attendance (COA) refers to an estimate of total expenses that students may incur while attending school
for the academic year, including direct institutional costs (tuition, fees, books
etc.) as well as indirect costs. Your actual direct cost should not be confused with your federal financial aid cost of attendance.
The EFC is a number that is determined by the information reported on your FAFSA.
The EFC is calculated according to a formula established by federal law. Your family's
taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security)
will be considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number
of family members who will attend college or career school during the year.
The University attempts to provide the difference between the Cost of Attendance and
the Expected Family Contribution. Financial Aid packages cannot exceed the student's
Cost of Attendance.
On approximately May 1 of each award year is the priority deadline date for processing
of financial aid. Students interested in participating in one of the federal or state
student financial assistance programs at UNO (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study Program, Louisiana GO Grant,
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, or the
Federal Direct Program [i.e., Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized,
Federal Grad Plus and Federal Direct Parent Loans] MUST file a completed FAFSA. Forms
may be obtained from high school counselors, the UNO Office of Student Financial Aid,
or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students must complete the FAFSA each year in which they are enrolled! The FAFSA/Renewal
FAFSA is generally made available January 1st of each year.
When students are awarded aid, they are "packaged financial aid" annually for the
Fall and Spring semesters, combined. Students wishing to attend the Summer semester
may apply for residual aid that was not used during the Fall and Spring semesters
or additional available funding by completing a Summer Financial Aid Request Form.
The Summer Request Form is made available on March 15th of each year. Subsequent annual
award packages are based upon the data supplied on the Renewal FAFSA and upon the
student making Satisfactory Academic Progress. A copy of the university’s Satisfactory
Academic Progress policy may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid
or online at http://finaid.uno.edu/forms.aspx
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Federal regulations require all students receiving Title IV Financial Aid to maintain
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Title IV Financial Aid Programs include: Pell
Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Teacher Education Assistance
for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH), Perkins, Direct Subsidized Stafford
Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, PLUS and GRAD PLUS Loans, and Work-Study.
To meet the SAP requirements for federal aid, students must meet the standards indicated
below at the end of each semester:
- Students must earn a minimum GPA (qualitative measure),
- Students must successfully complete a minimum percentage of credits (quantitative
- Students must be able to graduate within a maximum timeframe.
Courses/Credits which have been granted scholastic amnesty are still reviewed for
SAP. Failure to meet any of the SAP requirements will result in a loss of eligibility
for federal financial aid.
Qualitative Measure of Progress (GPA Requirement)
The qualitative requirement defines the minimum GPA that must be earned at the end
of each semester. An incomplete grade (I-grades) will be treated as an "F" for the
purpose of SAP. Repeated courses will be included in the GPA calculation, but grade
suspended courses will not be included in the GPA calculation. New transfer students
should note that effective Summer 2013, quality points (grades) from other schools
will not be used in the cumulative GPA for UNO's SAP review. A UNO student must maintain
the following cumulative GPA at the end of each semester:
|Minimum Cumulative GPA
||2.0 or higher
|Post Baccalaureate Students
||2.0 or higher
||3.0 or higher
Quantitative Measure of Progress (Pace & Maximum Timeframe Limit)
The quantitative requirement contains two components, Pace and Maximum Timeframe.
All credit hours/courses attempted at UNO are counted in the attempted/earned calculation,
including scholastic amnesty credits, remedial courses, and courses assigned a W,
I, AU, XF, UW, P/S/U, NG, F. Transfer credit hours/courses attempted at a regionally
accredited school will count in the Pace and Maximum Timeframe. Repeated and grade
suspended courses will be counted each time a student attempts the course, however,
the course can be counted only once for earned credit towards the degree. A UNO student
must meet the following Pace and Maximum Timeframe requirements at the end of each
- All students must successfully earn credit for 70% of the courses attempted at UNO.
- Students transferring into UNO must have successfully completed 70% of the courses/credits
attempted at regionally accredited schools.
Maximum Time Frame Limit
- All undergraduate students who have not officially graduated with their first baccalaureate
degree must be able to complete their primary degree at UNO within 180 attempted hours
regardless of the number of majors.
- Post baccalaureate students may receive their eligible federal aid award up to 225
attempted hours, which will include all courses/credits pursued as an undergraduate
- Graduate students maximum timeframe limit is based on individual program of study.
Find maximum timeframe for federal aid based on program at http://www.uno.edu/finaid/docs/2013-2014/Time-Frame-Graduate.pdf
All questions pertaining to student financial aid should be directed to the Office
of Student Financial Aid. Office of Student Financial Aid, University of New Orleans,
in the Privateer Enrollment Center, located in the Earl K. Long Library - First Floor,
New Orleans, LA 70148 or from the UNO website; http://www.uno.edu/finaid/index.aspx
Federal Pell Grants are available to eligible undergraduates who have not yet attained
a bachelor’s degree. The maximum amount of the grant will be set by the U.S. Department
of Education based on congressional appropriations. The actual amount of the grant
is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Eligible students can only
receive Federal Pell Grant funding up to 6 years (600%).
To determine how much of the maximum six years (600%) of Pell Grant a student has
used each year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) compares the actual amount the
student received for the award year with the scheduled award amount for that award
year. If the student receives the full amount of their scheduled award, they will
have used 100%. It is possible students may not receive an entire scheduled award
for an award year. There are a number of reasons for this, the most common of which
are that they are not enrolled for the full year or that they are not enrolled full-time,
If a student did not receive the full amount of a scheduled award, the percentage
of the scheduled award that was received is calculated. For example, if the student's
scheduled award for an award year is $5,000, but because they were enrolled for only
one semester they received only $2,500, and thus would have received 50% of the scheduled
award for that award year.
Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU): ED keeps track of a student's LEU by adding together
the percentages of their Pell Grant scheduled awards that were received for each award
Louisiana Go Grant
Eligibility for the Louisiana Go Grant, students must:
- Be a Louisiana Resident;*
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Receive a federal Pell grant or a financial need grant;
- Have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid ("gift aid") from student's
Cost of Attendance (COA);
- Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution as of the 14th class day
on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours at semester school or 4 hours at a
Award Amounts - Louisiana Go Grant**
Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution's allocation and their
packaging policy. Awards may vary with each academic year. Awards will not be paid
for Summers sessions, quarters or terms.
Renewal Requirements - Louisiana Go Grant
- Must file a FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA at least annually;
- Continue to receive a Federal Pell Grant;
- Have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid ("gift aid") from student's
Cost of Attendance (COA).
- The Award can be renewed for subsequent years to a maximum lifetime award that correlates
to that of the Federal Pell Grant.
*Residency Requirements – Louisiana Go Grant
A student must be a Louisiana resident as of the day the FAFSA is filed and Louisiana
is the student's true and fixed domicile as reported on the FAFSA. If a student's
state of residence on the FAFSA is not reported as Louisiana, but a dependent student
claims that a non-custodial parent is a Louisiana resident, or that parents are Louisiana
residents living out of state, Louisiana Office of student financial assistance (LOSFA)
will determine residency based on the completion, by the parents, of a residency affidavit.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
FSEOG grants are available to degree seeking undergraduate students who have not yet
attained a bachelor's degree. The amount of the award is based upon availability of
funds and must be given to the UNO students with the most need, according to the Estimated
Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance
for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program which awards grants to students
who intend to teach.
The TEACH Grant recipient's obligation is to serve as a highly qualified, full-time
teacher in a high-need subject area for at least four years within eight years of
finishing the program at a school serving low-income students/families )(see important
IMPORTANT NOTE: Recipients who do not complete their teaching obligation will have to repay the TEACH
Grants as if the grants were a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accruing
from the time the grant was disbursed.
These are the initial requirements to be considered to participate in the Teach Grant
- Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. You do not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible
for the TEACH grant program;
- Students must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- Students must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student in
the College of Education, in a major/program that is necessary to begin a career in
teaching in a high-need subject area. (GCTEP, GPTEP, Post Baccalaureate and Doctoral
students cannot qualify for the TEACH Grant
- Students must meet the following academic achievement requirements:
- Score above the 75th percentile on one of the following college. Admission's tests
SAT, ACT for undergraduate students and GRE for graduate students.
- Have a Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, and maintain a cumulative GPA
of at least 3.25 throughout their academic program for which they receive a TEACH
- Complete TEACH Grant online counseling each year.
- Sign an Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay (ATS) each year with the U.S. Department
of Education. www.teach-ats.ed.gov
Award Amounts for Teach Grants
The TEACH Grant Program provides eligible undergraduate students up to $4,000.00*
per year ($16,000.00* maximum eligibility). Graduate students are also eligible for
up to $4,000.00* per year ($8,000.00* maximum eligibility). Eligible students will
have funds disbursed based on the number of hours enrolled during each semester, as
of the 14th day of class.
*The Budget Control Act of 2011 is now in effect and award amounts for any TEACH Grant
that is disbursed after March 1, 2013 must be reduced by 6.0 percent from the award
amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the
maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $240, resulting in a maximum award amount of
For additional information regarding the TEACH Grant program, you may go online at
www.teachgrant.ed.gov , or contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-4FEDAID
(800/433-3243) or contact our office at email@example.com. If you have already completed
your 2013-2014 FAFSA and did not indicate you were interested in this program, please
complete the ATS with the Federal Dept. of Education to initiate the eligibility review
process by our office.
Several loan programs are available to students at UNO. These loan programs operate
with the understanding that the student will repay the borrowed amount under the terms
of the loan.
Loans are available to students from the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, the
Federal Perkins Loan Program and the Federal Direct GRAD Plus Program. Parents of
dependent students may also apply for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents. Additional
information about this program may be viewed at http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/
. You may also inquire about other financial aid programs and/or alternative student
loans with the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Federal Direct Loan Program
Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for
the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department
of Education rather than a bank.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
Eligibility for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans is based on the information
reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No interest is charged
on subsidized loans while a student is enrolled at least half-time, during a student's
grace (period after graduation), and during deferment periods. Interest is charged
on unsubsidized loans during all periods.
If a student is a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on
the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) they may receive Direct Subsidized
Loans. This time limit does not apply to Direct Unsubsidized Loans or Direct PLUS
Loans. If this limit applies to the student, they may not receive Direct Subsidized
Loans for more than 150 percent of the published length of their Program of Study.
This is called a "maximum eligibility period." A student's maximum eligibility period
is based on the published length of their current Program of Study. For example, if
a student is enrolled in a four-year bachelor's degree program, the maximum period
for which they can receive Direct Subsidized Loans is six years (150 percent of 4
years = 6 years).
Because a student's maximum eligibility period is based on the length of their current
Program of Study, the maximum eligibility period can change if the student changes
to a Program of Study that has a different length. Also, if the student receives Direct
Subsidized Loans for one Program of Study and then change to another Program of Study,
the Direct Subsidized Loans received for the earlier program will count toward the
student's maximum eligibility period.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans are available to most students who
are enrolled at least half-time and who meet certain qualifications. A Federal Direct
Subsidized Stafford loan is awarded to undergraduate students that demonstrate federal
financial need. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan are loan funds in which
the student does not demonstrate federal financial need and the student is responsible
for the interest payment on this loan program while the student is in school. Loans
are made in amounts up to $3,500 for freshman, $4,500 for sophomores, and up to $5,500
for juniors and seniors. Graduate students are eligible to apply for up to $20,500
per academic year - depending on the Cost of Attendance - Effective July 1, 2012,
Graduate students are only eligible for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal
PLUS - (NO Subsidized Loan funds).
Independent and dependent students may apply for additional Direct Unsubsidized Stafford
Loan funds in amounts between $2,000 - $7,000 (depending on student’s dependency status
and classification) and up to $20,500 for graduate students (depending on student’s
Cost of Attendance). There are both annual and aggregate loan limits for these programs.
Students are required to complete an Entrance Counseling Interview and a Federal Direct
Master Promissory Note (MPN) before a loan can be disbursed. A Master Promissory
Note and an Entrance Counseling must be completed (www.studentloans.gov) to receive the Stafford Loan. Repayment of student loans is not required while
the student is enrolled in school at least half-time. The student may choose to defer
their interest payment on a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan – this request can be
indicated on the Mater Promissory Note. Students should read all information provided
about the terms and conditions of a Federal Direct Student Loan prior to accepting
a loan or signing a promissory note.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Direct PLUS Loans are low-interest loans available to parents of dependent
students and to graduate and professional degree students. Interest is charged during
all periods. This program requires a credit check to confirm credit worthiness. Eligible
parents can obtain additional funding to help pay the cost of educational expenses
for their dependent undergraduate child(ren). It is required that the student file
the FAFSA before applying for this program. The eligibility amount is determined by
a Financial Aid Administrator.
Federal Direct GRAD Plus
Federal Direct GRAD Plus is a loan program designed for Graduate/Professional students
to obtain educational financial assistance in addition to the Stafford Loan Program.
This program requires a credit check to confirm credit worthiness. A student must
complete the FAFSA to be considered and the eligibility amount is determined by a
Financial Aid Administrator.
Campus-Based Loan Program
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Perkins Loans are available to qualifying students based upon availability
of funds. No repayment is due and no interest is charged as long as the student is
attending school in at least half-time enrollment. After the student has left the
University or drops below half-time status, he or she must begin repaying the loan
after the nine (9) month grace period at an interest rate of five (5) percent per
year. In order for the funds to disburse, a student must complete a Perkins Promissory
Note at www.signmyloan.com. Please contact the Federal Perkins Loan Coordinator, at 504-280-6506 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Employment (Federal College Work-Study/Budget Work-Study)
Many departments and other areas of the University employ students (Federal or Budget) in
part-time jobs on campus. Such employment must be approved by the Office of Student
Financial Aid. All part-time jobs provide basic equity in the rates paid students
for similar jobs within the University. The rate paid depends on the nature of the
work, the student’s classification in college, and his or her skills and previous
There are a limited number of Student Employment opportunities. Students expressing
an interest in student employment, who enroll in classes and meet the employment requirements,
must be interviewed by the various colleges/departments in which the student will
potentially be placed. The interview and hiring process must be completed and approved
prior to hiring/the student's start date. Therefore, an applicant should not assume
that they will automatically be placed in a position.
Federal College Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study students may hold only one part-time job at UNO, and he or she
must be enrolled at least half-time during the regular semester, and must be meeting
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
The Federal Work-Study Program is a campus-based program which provides on-campus
and off-campus part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate
financial need. This self-help aid program allows students to earn money to assist
in paying for educational expenses, while allowing students the opportunity to gain
valuable work experience. Eligibility is based on financial information furnished
in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is a part of the Federal
College Work-Study Program application. Students are awarded in the order in which
the funds are available.
Budgeted Work-Study Program
Budgeted student workers are paid out of the budget of the department in which they
are employed, and the funds are not applied towards the student's financial aid package.
Students interested in Budgeted Work Study campus employment should contact the various
departments on campus immediately after enrolling so interviews may be arranged with
supervisors. Students may also view some available part time job postings at http://www.career.uno.edu
Scholarships and Fee Exemptions
The University of New Orleans has a long-standing tradition of pride in the academic
ability of its students. The University has demonstrated its commitment to excellence
by establishing a growing number of scholarship opportunities for students and transfer
students. Each year, academic scholarships are awarded to assist students in obtaining
their first bachelor degree. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding
high school academic accomplishments, strong standardized test scores, class rank,
and achievements in leadership and community service. Freshmen admitted to the University
for the Fall semester are granted full consideration for scholarships if they complete
an Application for Undergraduate Admissions by priority deadline of January 15. To
receive consideration for a scholarship, students must complete the Admissions application
and qualify fully for admission. A separate application is not required for consideration.
The scholarship must be used for university-related expenses (tuition, dormitory room,
meal or book/supplies).
Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship. Scholarships
are awarded based upon availability and funding.
Scholarship renewal is guaranteed if the student successfully meets the retention
requirements as outlined in their scholarship guidelines. The award will automatically
be credited to the student's account. Most freshman scholarships are renewable for
up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first. Transfer scholarships are generally
renewable for up to two years or graduation, whichever comes first. Institutional scholarships can be used during the Fall and Spring semesters only.
They cannot be used during the Summer semester.
A student may use only one fee-exemption or tuition-based scholarship during any semester
or Summer term, but generally may hold a cash-award scholarship concurrently with
A student automatically forfeits an award upon failure to meet the required retention
guidelines for any given award, upon failure to claim the award for any semester,
upon resignation during a semester, or upon being dropped from the rolls of the University.
Additional information and applications for scholarships and fee-exemptions are available
from the Enrollment Services Offices of Student Financial Aid and Admissions.
The University of New Orleans reserves the right to modify the policy that governs
Gaining and Maintaining Scholarship Eligibility
Students must qualify fully for admission to UNO to be eligible for a scholarship
award and must remain in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university
to retain their scholarships. The Scholarships can be used for the Fall and Spring
semesters only. For specific renewal requirements, student should refer to their scholarship
rules and regulations or contact the Enrollment Services Student Financial Aid and
Scholarships for First Year Students
Homer Hitt Scholarship*
This scholarship is the institution's most prestigious scholarship providing tuition,
residence hall room, board plan, and a $500 annual book stipend for students. Out-of-state
students will also receive an out-of-state fee waiver. There are 100 Homer Hitt Scholarships
that will be awarded annually. The minimum criteria for consideration is a 30 ACT
(1340 SAT) and a 3.5 GPA. Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed
UNO Excellence, UNO Blue, and UNO Silver Scholarships
For Louisiana residents, scholarships are available from $1000 to $2,000 per year.
The minimum requirements for the consideration are 24 ACT (1110 SAT) and 2.75 GPA.
Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed admissions application.
Privateer First Year Scholarship*
For students living outside Louisiana, scholarships are available to waive out-of-state
fees. The minimum requirements for the consideration are 23 ACT (1060 SAT) and 2.5
GPA. Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed admissions application.
Residence Hall Scholarship*
For students who will be receiving for one of above awards and who will be living
in UNO campus housing, scholarships are available for $2,000 towards their first year
of housing. Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed admissions
For students that are valedictorian of their class, scholarships are available for
$1,000 to be used in addition to the above awards. Upon graduation, students will
provide verification to the Office of Enrollment Services for consideration.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
Crescent City Scholarship
For Louisiana residents, scholarships are available for $2,000 per year. The minimum
requirements for consideration are 3.0 transfer GPA and at least 24–90 earned hours.
Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed admissions application.
Privateer Transfer Scholarship*
For students living outside Louisiana, scholarships are available to waive out-of-state
fees. The minimum requirements for consideration are 3.0 transfer GPA and at least
24–90 earned hours. Consideration is automatic with the submission of a completed
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
In addition to the above awards, transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society are eligible to receive an additional $500 per year. Students
will provide verification to the Office of Enrollment Services for consideration.
* Transfer students shall be defined as having 24 or more semester hours of transferable
college course work completed including a college level English and Math. Transfer
students with less than 24 hours must meet both transfer and freshman requirements,
provide ACT/SAT scores, and will be awarded the appropriate freshman award.
Performance and Special Focus Awards
Music, FTCA, Fine Art, NOCCA
The University of New Orleans provides funding to students who exhibit special talent
in the visual and performing arts or who are a part of special designated educational
cohort groups. These awards vary in value and are awarded through the different focus
areas. Out-of-state students may receive appropriate level of out-of-state fee waivers
based on their academic credentials. Students wishing to be considered must complete
and meet the normal scholarship application process outlined above, but may also be
required to submit supplementary information or agree to a performance-related audition.
(Before a student is awarded, the student must meet the normal admissions requirements
and be accepted into the University.)
Elysian Ensemble Service Award in Music
A $300 scholarship is available to be awarded to students at the end of a semester
for participation in either the Classical or the Jazz Division of the Department of
Music’s Ensemble groups. For details, please contact the Music Department.
Continuing Student Achievement Award
The prestigious Continuing Student Achievement Award is designed to recognize and
financially assist undergraduate students, who are excelling academically, in obtaining
one undergraduate degree. The award is for the academic year - Fall and Spring semesters
only. (On a case by case basis, some exceptions are made to award during the Spring
semester up to funding level. For details, contact the Scholarship Office at email@example.com).
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Children of UNO Alumni Scholarship*
Students living outside Louisiana who meet admission requirements and have a parent
that graduated from UNO are eligible for an out of state fee waiver.
Graduates of UNO Scholarship
Students who are US residents that are UNO graduates who continue pursuing their next
higher degree at UNO are eligible for an out of state fee waiver. Students should
contact the Office of Enrollment Services for verification.
Hanks/Logsdon Endowed Scholarships
Offered by Mr. Carl E. Muckley, an alumnus of the University of New Orleans these
two scholarship programs honor two UNO professors who were instrumental in his educational
experience at UNO. The scholarships, known as the Dr. Donald K. Hanks Endowed Scholarship
Fund in Philosophy and the Dr. Joseph Logsdon Endowed Scholarship Fund in History,
will provide senior students majoring in philosophy and history with scholarship and
book expense support. The grade-point average maintained by each of the potential
scholarship recipients and their financial need shall be the major factors in selecting
the recipients for the philosophy and history scholarships. Scholarship recipients
will be selected by the Chairs of the Departments of Philosophy and History with the
assistance of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and others as deemed appropriate
by the Chairs and the Dean. For information, please contact the Chairs of the Departments
of Philosophy and History.
James W. Ellis High School Honor Scholarships
Award: The cost of one three-credit course. Eligibility Requirements: Students must
have completed the junior year of high school, be recommended by the high school principal
or counselor, have an overall 'B' average for all high school grades, and have a composite
ACT score of 25 or higher (28 for full-time). Awards are limited and are based upon
Privately Funded Scholarships
Scholarships awarded by outside agencies are administered according to the rules and
regulations prescribed by the donors as accepted by the UL System.
Polly and Theriot Baudean Memorial Scholarship Fund
Open to eligible freshman student applicants who intend to major in either Communications
or English and who graduated from Higgins or other West Bank Jefferson Parish public
high schools. This scholarship provides tuition and book expense support. Potential
scholarship recipient(s) shall have maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average
on a four-point scale in high school and have achieved a composite score not lower
than 25 on the ACT in order to qualify for scholarship consideration. Scholarship
recipients will be selected by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts with assistance
from the Chairs of the Departments of Communications and English. For information,
please contact the Department of Communications.
Richard and Darleen Stillman Annual Speaking Competition
This scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Richard J. Stillman in 1994
in loving memory of his wife. The competition is open to any UNO undergraduate student
enrolled in 12 or more semester hours who has a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or
better. Contestants must speak for a minimum of 10 minutes but not longer than 12
minutes. Only visual aids and notes are allowed. There are four prizes awarded annually
for the Stillman Speaking Competition: 1st prize–$1,000; 2nd prize–$500; 3rd prize–$250;
and 4th prize–$100.
Division of International Education Ambassador Awards
Awards can be applied towards all Summer programs and Academic Year Abroad in Innsbruck,
Austria. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range in amount
from $250 - $1,500. The John E. Altzan Ambassador Award is exclusively for a student
applying to the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School and in the amount of $3,000.
A limited number of financial awards for study abroad, "Ambassador Awards," will be
made available to UNO students who exhibit high academic achievement, whose academic
plans would benefit most from this experience, and who demonstrate financial need.”
For details, view http://inst.uno.edu/exchange/.
Student Government Tuition Awards
These scholarships are available to select Student Government officials.
The Student Government President must have completed 45 semester hours of credit and
maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible.
The Student Government Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of State must have
completed 30 semester hours of credit and maintain a 2.25 cumulative GPA and maintain
full-time enrollment status during the Fall and Spring semesters. Part time status
during the Summer is permitted.
For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These scholarships are available in Jazz Studies, Classical Music, Fine Arts, Film,
Theatre and Communication Arts and Creative Writing. They require either an audition
or the submission of a portfolio or manuscript along with a scholarship application.
Contact the academic departments for details.
Students must meet and be fully admitted into the University and meet the specific
as well as general guidelines of each specific exemption. Student must remain in good
academic and disciplinary standing with the University to retain the benefit of these
Academic Common Market (ACM)
The purpose of the ACM program is to share specific academic degree programs located
in southern public colleges and universities. This is accomplished through an exchange
of students across borders at in-state tuition rates. The exemption covers the non-resident
fee only and is available to students certified by letter as eligible by ACM to assist
in obtaining one degree. The student must meet normal admissions requirements, including
GPA, and must enroll full-time to receive the exemption. To retain the award, the
student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA and earn a minimum of 24 credit
hours per academic year. To initiate the process, the student should contact their
state ACM program. To find out about qualification requirements, go here: http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/.
Qualified students will submit the certification document to the Office of the Registrar.
CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) exemptions for tuition
and nonresident fees are available to those students who are certified as eligible
by the Director of the CODOFIL program in accordance with the UL System guidelines.
Children of Deceased/Disabled Police and Firefighters
These exemptions are granted to students whose father or mother was killed or seriously
injured in the line of duty. The exemption covers full tuition, room and board, and
an allowance for books and supplies. Students must meet normal admissions requirements.
Student should contact the Office of Financial Aid for UNO specific guidelines.
Children of Deceased/Disabled War Veterans
These exemptions for full tuition are available to children, aged 16-25, of veterans
that were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Students must meet normal
admissions requirements. Student should contact the Office of Financial Aid for UNO
Community Police and Firefighters Fee Exemption
This exemption is offered to sworn, commissioned peace officers who are policemen
and state certified firefighters in Orleans Parish and its seven neighboring parishes
of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, and St.
Tammany. The exemption covers tuition and some fees less $111.00 for a 3-credit hour
course, up to 6 credit hours. To be eligible, students must present Approved Law Enforcement
and Firefighter form and a copy of badge(commission) and proper identification. UNO reserves the right to request additional documents or
proof of employment. Students should submit all documents and ID’s 5-7 business prior
to Fee Payment Deadline.
Lifelong Learner Scholarship
This program is designed for students aged 65 and older to attend courses at UNO tuition-free. To
be eligible for this program, students must complete the application and enrollment
process by the posted deadlines published on the Important Dates Calendar maintained on
the University Registrar's website as well as be a Louisiana resident. The tuition
is waived automatically through the Office of the Bursar. The cost of textbooks and standard
university fees are not included in the tuition exemption.
Employee and Dependent Tuition Exemption
Full-time (100%) non-academic and other academic (excluding faculty) UNO employees,
who have been employed at least one year in a full-time, permanent position and with
approval from their department head or supervisor, may register for job related undergraduate
or graduate courses at the UNO campus for up to 3 credit hours and receive full tuition
exemption. Employees will be responsible for paying all other fees associated with
enrollment such as class fees, lab fees, and all mandatory fees. The UNO "Tuition
Reduction Application" form and procedure is available via SharePoint at https://sharepoint.uno.edu/forms/HR%20Hiring%20Forms/Tuition%20Reduction%20Application%20071812F.docx.
Spouses and dependents are also eligible to receive educational privileges. For specific
details, contact the Human Resource Department.
Student must complete coursework with a grade of "C" or better ("B" or better for
graduate students), and the course must be job-related. Remedial and audit courses
are not allowed. If the employee leaves the University of New Orleans at his/her own
discretion, the exemption will be removed and the employee will be responsible for
tuition payment. To apply, the employee should submit the Employee Exemption form
at least 7-10 business days in advance of Fee Payment Deadline to the HR Department.
The University of New Orleans and ESPOL have jointly signed an agreement of cooperation
that addresses the establishment of a program through which ESPOL students can enroll
at UNO and receive a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of Business Administration,
and or/a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the College of Engineering. The award
covers the nonresident fee. The student must maintain full-time status and maintain
satisfactory progress. There may be additional requirements.
Innsbruck Friendship Treaty
This is a program administered by Center Austria between the University of New Orleans
and the University of Innsbruck for students from the University of Innsbruck. The
student must maintain full-time status and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
The award covers nonresident fee.
Louisiana National Guard State Tuition Exemption (STEP)
STEP exemptions for full tuition are available to members in good standing in the
National Guard. The student must be declared eligible by the National Guard, meet
admissions requirements, be degree seeking and must be in good academic standing (not
on scholastic probation) with the University. Students must submit their National
Guard ID, enroll in classes, and submit all transfer coursework before the exemption
can be posted to their account. To retain the award, the student must meet SAP and
have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or above at all times. To ensure the award is posted prior
to Fee Payment Deadline, students should enroll in class and submit their National
Guard ID at least 10 business days prior to the start of classes.
Military personnel and their dependents
Military personnel and their dependents are exempted from the nonresident fee. The
exemption is available to students who are currently stationed or who have been permanently
stationed in Louisiana, and their dependents. It also extends to dependents of military
personnel who have been assigned to duty elsewhere immediately following assignment
in Louisiana provided the dependent continues to reside in Louisiana. For more information
on fee exemptions, contact the Office of Admissions.
University Hardship Waiver
Students may apply for a waiver of all or part of tuition and fee increases above
the previous fiscal year’s tuition and fee amount. Hardship waiver considerations
are available Fall and Spring semesters only. Students with demonstrated financial
hardship as a result of the increase(s) may qualify for a hardship waiver. You must
meet ALL of the specific criteria for consideration. For details, contact the Office
of Financial Aid at email@example.com.
Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
TOPS provides financial assistance to students who enroll in a state college or university.
Students applying for a TOPS award must submit the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) before July 1, the state deadline, for consideration. All TOPS recipients
must be Louisiana residents, have completed the 17 1/2 unit core curriculum, as specified
by the state, have graduated from a public/approved non-public high school, must have
enrolled full-time for college no later than 1 year after graduation, not have a criminal
conviction, and meet the requirements stated under each of the awards described below:
TOPS Opportunity Award
Requirements: Students must have earned a high school grade point average of 2.50
calculated on 17.5 course units and obtained at least the prior state average (currently
20) on the ACT.
TOPS Performance Award
Requirements: Students must have earned a high school grade point average of 3.00
calculated on 17.5 core units and obtained at least a 23 ACT score.
TOPS Honors Award
Requirements: Students must have earned a high school grade point average of 3.00
calculated on 17.5 core units and obtained at least a 27 ACT score.
*For BESE-Approved Home –Study Student Eligibility, contact LOSFA (TOPS) at 1-800-259-5626.
This information is subject to change. For more information on state scholarships, contact the Louisiana Office of Student
Financial Assistance (LOSFA) at 1-800-259-5626 or view on-line atwww.osfa.la.gov.
American Legion Scholarships
These scholarships are available to unmarried sons or daughters of members of Metairie
Post 175 and are awarded on the basis of merit. The scholarships are valued at $400
per academic year. Applications may be obtained from Post 175 Scholarship Committee.
(This information is subject to change.)
The AMOCO Production Company Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an upper level business student who has a minimum GPA
of a 3.0 and has shown leadership in student organizations. (This is a small financial
award since it depends on the interest earned on an endowed fund of $4,600.)
The Joan Sherman Scholarship
This award is made to the Louisiana resident junior with the highest GPA majoring
in business administration. (The amount awarded is typically around $500-$750.)
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
AFROTC offers 2-, 21⁄2-, 3-, and 31⁄2-year scholarships to qualified applicants who
are enrolled in the New Orleans area AFROTC program and who are selected in national
competition by AFROTC Headquarters. These scholarships provide tuition and fees, textbook
costs, and a $100 a month stipend to each student for his/her use. Information on
how to apply can be obtained from the Air Force ROTC, Tulane University Square, 200
Broadway Street, Suite 130, New Orleans, LA 70118. Phone (504) 865-5394.
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC)
Army ROTC offers two, three- and four year scholarships to qualified applicants who
are enrolled in New Orleans area colleges and universities and selected in national
competition by HQ, US Army Cadet Command, at Fort Monroe, VA. This scholarship provides
Full tuition coverage, as well as Book stipend of $1200 per year ($600 per semester),
spending stipend: Freshman - $300, Sophomore - $350, Junior - $450, and Senior - $500
respectively per month. Information on applying may be obtained from Tulane University,
Army ROTC, 6823 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504- 865-5594 or 1-800-777-ARMY
and by email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
Navy ROTC offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships. Four-year scholarship students
are selected annually on a nationwide competitive basis through the Chief of Naval
Education and Training (CNET). Three-year scholarship candidates are selected by CNET
from non-scholarship (college program) students participating in the NROTC unit. Two-year
scholarships are selected from local undergraduate applicants. All scholarships include
full tuition, university fees, uniforms, textbooks, and a $200 per month subsistence
stipend. Scholarship students participate in paid summer training periods and receive
commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve as ensigns or second lieutenants upon
graduation. They have a minimum four-year active duty obligation after commissioning,
followed by four years in the inactive reserves. For information on applying to become
a scholarship or college program midshipman, contact the NROTC Unit, Tulane University,
6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698, (504)865-5104. (This information
is subject to change.)
The Division of Rehabilitation is a joint Federal-State Agency that provides assistance
to students who are physically or mentally disabled in order to help them become gainfully
employed. Assistance in college training can be provided as part of the student’s
rehabilitation. Any student who feels they have an employment handicap should call
the Division of Rehabilitation Services, 838-5180, or write to the Division of Rehabilitation
Services, 6620 Riverside Drive, Metairie, LA 70003.
Disclaimer: The University of New Orleans reserves the right to modify the policy
that governs these scholarships and fee exemptions. The number of scholarships and
award amounts are based upon fund availability.