Going to College in Louisiana

For more information regarding admissions at each of our member
institutions, please refer to the following listing:

Centenary College
Shreveport, LA – (800) 234-4448

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA – (800) 216-6637

Louisiana College
Alexandria/Pineville, LA – (800) 487-1906

Loyola University
New Orleans, LA – (800) 456-9652

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans, LA – (800) 662-8701 ext. 3303

University of Holy Cross
New Orleans, LA – (800) 259-7744

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Baton Rouge, LA – (225) 768-1700

Saint Joseph Seminary College
Covington, LA – (985) 867-2238

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA – (800) 873-9283

Xavier University
New Orleans, LA – (877) XAVIERU

Aid Opportunities

Grants, scholarships, loans and work- study programs are available to cover the difference between what a family will be expected to contribute and the actual college costs.

The largest source of scholarship money at our private institutions is the funding that the institutions provide themselves. Federal and state financial aid programs are also available to students attending a Louisiana private college. In some cases, you may be able to obtain additional loans to meet the family contribution.

We encourage you to contact your institution’s financial aid office and request information on what is available.

Below are brief descriptions of the different types of aid:

Scholarships and Grants

TOPS (The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)

  • Louisiana residents only
  • Eligibility determined by state requirements for ACT (20), GPA (2.5 in required core courses) and filing the FAFSA
  • Amount awarded to eligible student attending a Louisiana private college for 2017-2018: $5,718

Go Grant (Louisiana's need-based award)

  • Louisiana residents only
  • First time freshman or 25 years old out of higher education for at least three years
  • Awarded federal Pell Grant
  • Maximum Award 2016-2017: $3,000
  • "Remaining Financial Need" > $0

Federal Grants

Federal Pell grants – maximum award: $5,920. These are federally funded, entirely need-based and determined on the basis of a formula developed annually by U.S. Department of Education and reviewed by Congress. 

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG) –maximum award: $4,000. These federal funds enable a college’s financial aid office to award additional grants to students with demonstrated financial need.


Federal Perkins
Federal Stafford Student Loans (formerly guaranteed student loans)
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Institutional loans: contact your institution’s financial aid office

Federal Education Credits

The Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits benefit students or parents who pay tuition and related expenses for attendance at least half-time in a degree-granting program. These credits are subtracted directly from the total federal tax on a return.